Make the MAC

Move over, “mac and nugs” night. One Wisconsin-exclusive franchise does it better.

Macaroni and Cheese Shop, affectionately known as MACS, has six locations across the dairy state, with one a mere 15 minutes from campus. And you guessed it; they serve indescribable cheesy dishes.

31 entree items fill MACS’ regular menu, and 21 are skillets brimming over with mac ‘n cheese. While a traditional macaroni dish spearheads the roundup, every other meal is a creative, culinary concoction. Taco Mac, Philly Mac, Veggie Mac, Hangover Mac and Buffalo Chicken Mac are just a few standout dishes.

We created our own version of the Buffalo Chicken Mac so you can make one of our favorites at home.


  • 1 cup macaroni noodles
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Pepper (to taste)
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup provolone  cheese
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese
  • Hot sauce
  • Chicken
  • Blue cheese crumbles


  1. Boil macaroni noodles until tender
  2. Grill chicken while macaroni cooks
  3. Drain macaroni
  4. Heat saucepan on low
  5. Melt butter on saucepan
  6. Stir in flour, salt and pepper
  7. Slowly pour in milk as you continue to stir
  8. Add provolone and mozzarella cheese
  9. Pour mixture onto macaroni and mix
  10. Add hot sauce to taste
  11. Cut up chicken and add to pasta mixture
  12. Garnish with blue cheese crumbles