Categories: Food & Drinks



During my visit to Make a Mac, founded by Felicity Short and her partner Carmen Acotto, I was introduced to a revolutionary concept that redefines fast food for those with dietary restrictions. The inspiration behind Make a Mac sprouted from Felicity’s personal struggles and the realization that many others faced similar challenges in finding quick, accommodating eats that didn’t compromise on taste or dietary needs. This visit wasn’t just about savoring a bowl of Mac N’ Cheese; it was about experiencing a vision brought to life for inclusive comfort food.

The ambiance of Make a Mac was inviting, with an air of excitement that comes from discovering something unique. Felicity, with her infectious enthusiasm, shared the story of countless late nights searching for a quick meal that would suit her dairy-free and gluten-free requirements, or align with a Keto or low-carb diet. It was these personal encounters with the limitations of traditional fast food that fueled the inception of Make a Mac.

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About Make a Mac

What sets Make a Mac apart is not just its drive-thru convenience but its commitment to serving comfort food that everyone can enjoy, regardless of their dietary restrictions. The concept of customizing your own bowl of Mac N’ Cheese is simple yet revolutionary. With options for vegan and gluten-free bowls, along with a plethora of toppings, the restaurant caters to a diverse palette of dietary needs without sacrificing the soul-soothing essence of comfort food.

Creating my own bowl was an experience in itself. Choosing from various pasta, including gluten-free options, selecting a cheese (or vegan alternative), and then topping it off with an array of fresh, flavorful toppings showcased the flexibility and inclusivity of their menu. It was a testament to Felicity and Carmen’s dedication to ensuring no one has to compromise on taste or dietary preferences.

The mission of Make a Mac resonates deeply in today’s fast-paced world, where convenience often comes at the cost of nutritional consideration and inclusivity. Felicity and Carmen have not only filled a gap in the fast-food industry but have also created a space where food brings people together, regardless of their dietary paths. My visit to Make a Mac was a heartwarming encounter with a business that stands as a beacon of innovation, inclusivity, and, most importantly, delicious comfort food.