WholeFoodsMac&Cheese.jpg Georg Beyer
Whole Foods mixes “crunch, zest and an herbaceous zing” into the 15 dishes it rotates in the mac and cheese bar at its Union Station store in Denver.

Heating up lunch

Retailers look to specialty bars, sandwiches to bring in lunchtime crowds

Whole Foods Market is testing a macaroni and cheese bar in Denver. Bristol Farms’ latest store, in Woodland Hills, Calif., features seven new sandwiches including grilled cheese with smoked brisket. Forager’s Market in Brooklyn, N.Y., plans to expand its hot offerings and introduce more vegetarian sandwiches.

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