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The Mac Shack Now Rolling Under New Ownership

Founders Lindsay and Dan Gearig sold the truck to company employees this week.

The Mac Shack
The Mac Shack
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Brenna Houck is a Cities Manager for the Eater network. She previously edited Eater Detroit and reported for Eater. You can follow her on the internet at @brennahouck.

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.

It's with a bit of sadness, but an overwhelming feeling of love and excitement that we announce the sale of The Mac...

Posted by The Mac Shack on Tuesday, May 5, 2015

The cart, which offers a menu composed of mac & cheese dishes and fries, is a frequent flyer at Eastern Market and Cadillac Square.

Update, 05/06, 12:23 p.m.: Former owner Dan Gearig tells Eater that The Mac Shack's employees "are a major reason the Shack has grown year over year." Gearig says the food trucks have allowed he and wife Lindsay to cultivate a spirit of entrepreneurship among their staff members. "These guys have put their time in, and I know they're hungry to apply what they've learned. We have no doubt that they'll crush it and move on to contribute even more to Detroit in the near future."

The couple will continue to operate their other truck, El Guapo, and Gearig says that they have a new project on the horizon. "We knew it was the right time to toss them the keys and free up precious time and capital to fully immerse ourselves in the next adventure."

Cadillac Square

Cadillac Square, Detroit, MI 48226

The Mac Shack

, Detroit, MI 48201

Eastern Market

2934 Russell St, Detroit, MI 48207 313-833-9300