The Mac Shack food truck is the real deal with its drool-worthy mac and cheese dishes and such sides as its garlic parm fries, which are addictive. (The Betty Ford Clinic has no known cure for the addiction).
Hopefully the tradition will carry on.
Founders Lindsay and Dan Gearig sold the truck to company employees this week, Brenna Houck writes at Eater Detroiit:
Tuesday evening Lindsay and Dan Gearig, owners of The Mac Shack food truck, announced that they were passing the torch to their employees Ben Beazley, Chris Damon, and Bryan Sutton. The Gearigs did not offer a specific reason for the sale, but expressed their excitement as well as "a bit of sadness" as they thanked customers.
On Facebook, the owners posted this:
It's with a bit of sadness, but an overwhelming feeling of love and excitement that we announce the sale of The Mac Shack over the weekend.
A few months back, we looked at each other and realized that it was time to pass the keys on to our incredibly loyal, hard working, creative and resourceful employees Ben Beazley, Chris Damon and Bryan Sutton. They're going to continue to run the Shack the way its always has been, and inject some more of their personality and talent. We hope you support them and give them a chance to earn your business.
We honestly can't express the gratitude we feel towards our customers and fans who made the last few years so fun for us. The food business is a rough yet rewarding one, and if you're reading this, chances are you made us smile by coming by the truck. We hope we made you smile, too.
A very sincere thank you to those who gave us venues to grow our business and make it such a success. We still owe you beers. Maybe now we will have some time to make good on those.
Thank you, thank you, thank you, Detroit.
Lindsay and Dan Gearig