I Heart Mac & Cheese – a casual restaurant serving macaroni and cheese dishes, grilled cheese sandwiches and other foods with healthy options – announced today that it will hold a grand opening on June 29 for its new Palm Springs restaurant.
“We have been under construction for several months and have worked with the city to meet and exceed all health and safety standards,” said Blu Bryan, CEO and founder of BMC Foods and owner of the new restaurant. We look forward to introducing this exciting new dining option to the community.”
On June 29, the Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce invited the public to a grand opening, which will see the ribbon-cutting at 10 a.m. outside the restaurant at 190 South Indian Canyon Drive on East Arenas Road.
A recruitment event aimed at filling up to 50 positions was held in May, as management focused on providing opportunities to a wide range of applicants, including those who might traditionally be overlooked, such as people with disabilities, seniors, veterans, and people on social networks and security. and people with previous criminal convictions in “Second Chance” programmes.
Brian told the City News Service that he also worked with Desert Arc — a nonprofit that provides opportunities for people with disabilities — and eventually filled 54 jobs for a diverse group of applicants.
“There is not a single category that has not been assigned,” he said.
Brian told CNS that another hiring event looking to fill up to 40 jobs for upcoming services, including food and delivery truck drivers, is expected in August.
I Heart Mac & Cheese has more than 20 locations nationwide and plans to open more than 75 more this year, according to the company. With each new location, BMC Foods said it will donate $10,000 to a local community partner for each restaurant.
Brian said the Palm Springs restaurant is partnering with a local nonprofit to build bathrooms, washers and dryers for the city’s homeless. In addition, the management team will encourage each cashier to provide one free meal to the customer per shift as part of the Random Acts of Kindness Program.
“For millions of people, a nutritious meal is a desperate need,” Brian said. “That’s why BMC Foods created the I Heart Mac & Cheese Community Shared Table Program, an initiative to help the community fight hunger. Through this exciting program, BMC Foods will donate surplus food to local soup kitchens, shelters, and other nonprofits across Southern California.” ”
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