I Heart Mac and Cheese opens in Westfield


A new business recently opened in Westfield, the first of its kind in the Midwest. I Heart Mac and Cheese, a chain of 17 restaurants, mostly in Georgia and New York, is at 637 E. Ind. 32.

The franchise is owned by Matt Griffin.

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Matt and Liz Griffin pause outside of Westfield’s I Heart Mac and Cheese restaurant. (Submitted photo)

“The reason we chose Westfield is my wife (Liz) was a police officer in Westfield, and she resigned late last year to do more with the restaurant and stay home with our family,” Matt Griffin said. “And Westfield is just a growing area. She was a police officer there for 18 years, and we only saw it as fitting to start the first (Indiana) franchise there.”

By the end of 2021, there will be a projected 100  I Heart Mac and Cheese franchises across the U.S.

Some of the restaurant’s offerings are lobster & white truffle mac, a Philly cheese steak and baked Buffalo chicken, among other items.

The Westfield franchise opened June 3. Although it does not have a drive-thru, it is linked with local delivery apps, such as DoorDash and Grubhub. I Heart Mac and Cheese also has vegan and gluten-free options.

The Griffins live in Fishers, and Matt Griffin is a Noblesville Police Dept. patrol officer.

A ribbon cutting is scheduled for 11 a.m. June 17. Ten percent of that day’s proceeds will be donated to the Westfield Youth Assistance Program. For more, visit iheartmacandcheese.com.