San Francisco mac and cheese moguls have arrived up north. Mac’d, a build-your-own macaroni and cheese chain, opened a to-go stand on SE McLoughlin Boulevard January 22nd, serving cheese-y noodles topped with everything from Korean short rib to Hot Cheetos.
Guests choose a cheese sauce — from basic cheddar jack to honey-jalapeno — as well as a style of noodles, mix-ins like bacon and chorizo, and toppings like Panko breadcrumbs and truffle oil. The mac and cheese stand also sells pre-designed combos, like a version topped with pulled pork and Korean short rib, as well as a buffalo chicken mac with bacon and Hot Cheetos. The Portland location also serves a Ramen Mac with braised pork belly.
Antony Bello and Chen-Chen Huo founded Mac’d in 2017, where they now own three locations within the Bay Area including a pick-up window. The chain’s newest location is based out of a commissary kitchen on the border of Westmoreland and Brooklyn, with a take-out window and outdoor seating. Mac’d already started building excitement at the 2018 Portland Macaroni and Cheese festival, where it won second place. Check out the menu below: