October 22, 2016 4:14 PM ET

Hotels, Restaurants and Leisure

Company Overview of THE MELT

Company Overview

THE MELT operates as a chain of fast casual restaurants. The restaurant provides grilled cheese sandwiches paired with seasonally fresh soups. The restaurants are open for lunch, dinner, and late night. The restaurants also allow customers to place a meal order from their computer or mobile phone and pick it up at a MELT location. THE MELT is based in San Francisco, California.

345 Spear Street

Suite 125

San Francisco, CA 94105

United States



Key Executives for THE MELT

Chief Executive Officer
Age: 53
Founder and Chairman of the Board
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

THE MELT Key Developments

The Melt Announces Executive Changes; Plans Three Additional Houston Locations Set to Open Before the End of 2017

The Melt announced the hiring of Ralph Bower, Former CEO of Pei Wei as Chief Executive Officer. The company's former CEO and Founder Jonathan Kaplan will continue with the company as Chairman of the Board. The company plans three additional Houston locations set to open before the end of 2017.

The Melt Expands into Colorado

The Melt announced expansion into Colorado, marking its first market expansion outside of The Melt's home state of California. The chain's first of five planned Colorado locations opened at Park Meadows Mall in Lone Tree, Colo., with four other Metro Denver locations set to open before the end of the year. The Melt's chef-inspired menu features 100% all-natural, wholesome and fresh ingredients to create an expansive offering of comfort food favorites such as: premium burgers, grilled cheese, fries, mac 'n' cheese, and homemade soups along with wine and a selection of locally brewed Colorado beers.

THE MELT Launches Juicy New Menu

THE MELT announced the addition of burger melts, chicken melts, russet potato fries and creamy mac & cheese, adding to the menu's already expansive grilled cheese melt offerings. The new, creatively designed menu items, which will be available at all of The Melt stores by Thanksgiving, exemplify the company's founding commitment to bring wholesome, fresh, 100% all-natural ingredients to everyday American classics. Looking to forever change the category, The Melt's culinary team threw the traditional burger build out the window and aimed to create the best tasting burger that was also good for you. The innovative ground-up build creates the perfect first bite of a flavorful juicy burger followed by a cooling effect from the fresh shredded lettuce tossed in house-made Melt Sauce. The company's signature celebration of cheese can also be found throughout all the new menu items right down to melted cheese on both sides of the bun to create a playful and delicious 'cheese smile' effect.

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