The BBC Broadcasting Live at Melt on Election Night

CLEVELAND, OHIO—American political ads can be pretty cheesy. So what better place to watch the 2012 election results roll in than Melt Bar and Grilled?

Here’s a vote that will put your decision over the top. Cleveland is welcoming a British invasion on Election Night, November 6, at Melt’s Cleveland Heights location! Democrats, Republicans and Independents are all welcome, as The BBC broadcasts live from Melt to show Brits how Americans do politics.

The British Broadcasting Corporation, the national news network across the pond, will broadcast live from Melt beginning in the early evening and continuing until about 2 a.m. on November 6, or until election results are final. The broadcast will be a live television feed directly to England and the BBC-TV network.

Cleveland is one of a handful of U.S. cities chosen for BBC’s Election Night broadcasts. And Melt was chosen to represent Cleveland based on the restaurant’s reputation as a place that draws a cross-section of the city.

“This is really a unique opportunity for Melt,” said Melt owner Matt Fish. “We always wanted to be a place where anyone could come and relax with good friends and great food. And this event with the BBC proves that Melt really does draw Americans from all walks of life, with different opinions and passions, but who all love the awesome Melt food and atmosphere. So we can’t wait to welcome the BBC and show them why Cleveland is one of America’s best cities and why Melt has been voted one of the best restaurants in America.”

November is a big month for Melt, as the nationally known restaurant group opens its fourth location in Mentor, Ohio, on November 2.

Melt has been named “Best Restaurant” and “Best Sandwich” for The Cleveland Scene’s Best of Cleveland Awards 2012. Melt was also honored with nine 2012 Silver Spoon Awards from Cleveland Magazine, including No. 1 Best Sandwich, No. 1 Best Cheap Eats, No. 1 Best Service, No. 1 Best People Watching, No. 1 Best Beer Selection, No. 2 Best Cocktails, No. 2 Best Place for Family Dining, No. 3 Best Soup and No. 3 Best Vegetarian/Vegan.

Melt has also been recognized by a plethora of grilled cheese lovers, including PETA, who praised Melt’s “Kindergarten” grilled cheese sandwich as a top vegan choice; “ESPN The Magazine,” which named Melt one of the top 10 best sports bars in the country; and “Field and Stream” Magazine, which featured Melt’s Lake Erie Monster walleye sandwich in a full-page spread. Melt was also named the “Best Sandwich Shop” in the 2011 Fox 8 Cleveland Hot List, and has a slew of other awards and honors from both local and national publications. Additionally, Fish was named the 2012 Business Person of the Year by the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce in June.

Melt’s web site at is a place for everything Melt, from rave reviews to the story behind the popular restaurant chain to an online store for dedicated Melt aficionados. The new Melt site is a central hub for all four Melt locations: on the Westside at 14718 Detroit Avenue in Lakewood, on the Eastside at 13436 Cedar Road in Cleveland Heights, and in the South at 6700 Rockside Road in Independence, and at 7289 Mentor Avenue in Mentor.

Melt Bar & Grilled is a local favorite in the Cleveland region, but has also garnered national attention from The Food Network’s Diner’s, Drive-ins and Dives and The Best Thing I Ever Ate, USA Today, ESPN The Magazine, The Boston Globe, FOX News and The Travel Channel’s Man vs. Food. Accolades for the ground-breaking menu items include Best Restaurant kudos from Cleveland Metromix, Scene Magazine and the Akron Beacon Journal, as well as Cleveland Magazine’s Best Sandwich for the past four years and Esquire’s One of the Best Sandwiches in America list.