Pasta is one of my favorite things in the world to eat during or after a stressful week.
It fills you up and there are so many ways that it can be served and prepared. One of the best ways is the classic macaroni and cheese.
With such a popular dish, there are many different versions of this meal. After trying most of them, I can detect the differences between extremely delicious ones and the bland ones.
Let’s start off with one of the worst places to get mac and cheese: Bob Evans.
Now, Bob Evans focuses mostly on breakfast with some a few lunch and dinner options, so I understand that there was not really a high standard for it. Additionally, pasta or soup was never going to be the main dish.
That being said, their mac and cheese is just a plain elbow noodles with cheddar cheese as the base of it. Unfortunately, this mac and cheese was not very creamy, nor was it cheesy enough to satisfy the vision of what mac and cheese should be.
Bob Evan’s mac and cheese is a disgrace to the delicious dish.
Buffalo Wild Wings also does not live up to the classic expectations. This is also a case of a restaurant not specifically specializing in pasta or soups.
While it does not necessarily taste bad, it simply cannot compete with other versions of mac and cheese.
Moving onto one of the best places to get mac and cheese: Chick-fil-A.
Their mac and cheese has a blend of parmesan, cheddar and Romano cheeses. It is also baked to create a crispy cheese layer on top of it. Not only is there an abundance of cheese, but it is also creamy and super filling to eat.
Not to mention, Chick-Fil-A is a fast-food restaurant. The mere fact that they can create such a yummy version is impressive.
Another one of the top places to get mac and cheese is, of course, Panera Bread.
This is not really a surprise considering that Panera focuses on sandwiches and soups as most of its menu.
With a different take on mac and cheese, Panera uses shell pasta with Vermont white cheddar cheese.
While Panera’s mac and cheese is soupier than Chick-fil-A’s, it still has a great flavor and is filling as well.
McCallister’s is another place to get some delicious mac and cheese.
Their version resembles Chick-fil-A’s mac and cheese because it has elbow noodles, but it also differs from Chick-Fil-A and Panera’s because McCallister’s uses creamy cheddar, American and Neufchatel cheese.
Chick-Fil-A, Panera and McCallister’s have some of the best versions of mac and cheese. They are all very filling, which is beneficial for people who are in lunch rushes and need something to fill them up quickly.
Although these places have amazing mac and cheese, there are other restaurant chains who have perfected their mac and cheese recipes.