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Macker-Backer to open soon

Black Earth restaurant will feature macaroni and cheese


August 16, 2018

When Rhea Helmenstine befriended Luke and Jake Rucker, fellow employees at Rookies restaurant, she quickly realized that they shared the same dream--owning their own restaurant. Fast forward five years to today, and they are making their dream come true. They recently purchased the empty restaurant on Mills Street in Black Earth, and will call their eatery “Macker-Backer”. It will be primarily a family restaurant with “paper on the tables for coloring, and Pictionary, as well as other games, to help keep kids off their phones,” says Rhea.

Rhea grew up Black Earth, while Luke...

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