February 04, 2016
Mac Mart, the beloved food truck that serves ooey-gooey combinations of mac and cheese with savory toppings, announced back in August that they'd be opening up a real, live brick-and-mortar in the near future. Well, now we know where exactly the cult favorite will be putting down roots.
Thanks to a teensy bit of sleuthing from Foobooz and PhillyChitChat, it's been revealed that Mac Mart's brick-and-mortar restaurant locale will be in the Rittenhouse Square neighborhood. It will be taking over the old Liberty Shoe Service store at 104 South 18th Street, right down the block from Sweet Cafe and Franklin Mortgage. (Which looks like the makings of a perfect restaurant hop if you ask me.)
"We want our customers from the truck to still know they're eating from the pink mac and cheese truck but with a more polished and refined vibe. We don't want people to have to search anymore. They travel all this way, they should be able to get it when they want it."
The menu will be similar to the food truck's menu and will include a "solid 10 to 12 classic Mac creations all the time and then a range of 15 to 25 toppings, mix-ins, crunches and drizzles for customers to build their own dream bowls of mac," Lieberman said.
Lieberman said the food truck, which is already booked for 2016 and 2017, will still be used for catering, special events and food festivals.