• 11 October 2022


VISITORS to Sunderland STACK will be able to enjoy one of the ultimate comfort foods, with the announcement of a new vendor about to open its doors.

Redheads Mac ‘N’ Cheese, named after owner Jamie Pagett’s ginger hair, will open at the container village in the next two weeks.

The company has successfully run a stall at Newcastle’s Grainger Market since 2019 as well as being a regular at the Quayside Market, having an outlet at Newcastle STACK and offering a delivery service.

And now Jamie believes the timing is perfect to move into Wearside.

“We really like the Sunderland site and are very excited about opening there,” said Jamie.

Trained as a chef, Jamie was trying to balance the long hours with having a family and came up with the idea of a business around mac and cheese in 2016.

“I spent some time in the USA and I absolutely loved eating it when I was there, it’s just so popular,” he said.

“I have such a passion for street food and food in general it just seemed like a great idea.”

Visitors to the new outlet at Seaburn will be able to enjoy mac and cheese in a whole host of different forms, from original with garlic breadcrumbs and extra cheese to sticky rib, Mexican and even a Caprese version topped with pesto, sun dried tomatoes and Mozzarella.

Sunderland diners will also be able to enjoy a whole range of loaded fries and dishes such as a chicken burger mac and cheese.

“Mac and cheese is a great dish all the year round,” said Jamie.

“It’s really comforting in winter but add in some quirky toppings and flavours and it’s a great summer dish too.

“We can’t wait for visitors to STACK Seaburn to try them for themselves.”

Gemma Dishman, Marketing and Special Projects Manager of Danieli Group, which owns STACK, is delighted that Redheads Mac ‘n’ Cheese is going into Sunderland.

“This is a great brand which was really popular in our Newcastle venue,” she said.

“The food is delicious and really inventive and we know that visitors to STACK Seaburn are going to love it.”