Hiring Crisis Spells “The End” for One Boise Spectrum Restaurant
If you're planning on seeing Cruella at the Edwards at Boise Spectrum when it hits theaters next week, you'll have one less place to grab dinner before the movie.
Beloved macaroni and cheese utopia, Mad Mac, announced the closure of their brick and mortar location via Facebook on Thursday morning. Like so many other local businesses, they've had a hard time finding enough employees to staff both the restaurant location and their incredibly popular food truck. In the post, the owners explained that using the staff they do have to staff the food truck is a better use of their resources. They're excited to get the truck out into more locations around the Treasure Valley and will share their schedule via their social media pages frequently.
Could the "macaroni to die for" return to the Spectrum one day? The post leaves the possibility open, saying "hopefully this is only temporary."
Mad Mac opened in the former Pollo Rey space in December 2017. Their multiple "Best of Boise" awards from 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 prove just how much the Treasure Valley loves their creative mac and cheese dishes like the Spinach Artichoke Mac, Bacon Cheeseburger Mac and Skully's Sweet Pork Mac.
If you want to visit the restaurant one more time, their final days are today (May 20) from 3-8 p.m. and Friday from 3-9 p.m.
Mad Mac joins McGrath's Fish House on the list of restaurants shuttered near the Boise Spectrum since the pandemic began. McGrath's closed and auctioned off items from the restaurant in December 2020.