Melt Bar and Grilled


We Are Holding Onto Summer as Long as We Can with A Hot Concert, Spicy Grilled Cheese Specials, and Cold Beer and Cocktails!

September 1, 2021
CONTACT: Matt Fish (info@meltbarandgrilled.com)

CLEVELAND, OHIO—The Melt 15th Anniversary Celebration is underway and we’ve got a Rock & Roll Circus planned for next month, but until then, all the things we do best: world-famous grilled cheese sandwiches, tasty seasonal sides and desserts, and awesome beer and cocktails!

Starters & Snacks for September:

  • Melt Pierogi / Four large Ohio produced potato & onion pierogi, sautéed onions, fresh made vodka kraut, shredded cheddar & sour cream. Vegetarian, Vegan Available
  • Attack of the Green Tomato / Fried green tomatoes, fire roasted corn salsa, southern herb remoulade. Vegetarian

Grilled Cheese Features:

  • Fried Green Tomato BLT / Fried green tomatoes, hickory bacon, southern herb remoulade, romaine lettuce, cheddar. Vegetarian Available, Vegan Available
  • Firecracker Chicken / Hot & spicy diablo fried chicken, sweet grilled pineapple, cool fresh avocado, pepper-jack. Vegetarian Available, Vegan Available (pro-tip: substitute new Beyond Chicken Tenders)
  • Up in Smoke / Boneless slow roasted pork ribs, hickory smokehouse BBQ sauce, creamy crunchy slaw, spicy garlic pickles, BBQ kettle chips, smoked gouda. Vegetarian Available
  • Parmageddon / Potato & onion pierogi, fresh made vodka kraut, sautéed onions, sharp cheddar. Vegetarian, Vegan Available
  • Parmageddonator / Grilled kielbasa sausage, potato & onion pierogi, fresh made vodka kraut, sautéed onions, sharp cheddar.

September Classic Sides include:

  • Cheesy Loaded Potatoes / Crispy roasted potatoes, cheddar cheese sauce, crumbled bacon, sour cream & scallions. Vegetarian Available
  • Watermelon Salad / Fresh watermelon, crisp cucumbers, red onion, cherry tomatoes, feta cheese, lemon poppyseed vinaigrette. Vegetarian, Vegan Available
  • Cheesy Cheddar Broccoli / Fresh roasted broccoli, creamy cheddar sauce, herb panko bread crumb. Vegetarian

Bread Pudding:

  • Strawberry Shortcake Bread Pudding / Homemade vanilla shortcake bread pudding served warm, and drenched in a sweet fresh strawberry sauce, then topped with vanilla ice cream, real whipped cream and powdered sugar. Vegetarian

It’s the Melt Bar and Grilled 15th Anniversary Rock & Roll Circus and to thank our loyal fans, we are celebrating with an awesome concert at the Grog Shop, jam-packed with so much rock & roll that one night can hardly contain it!

  • Saturday, October 2nd – Ringworm / Lo Pan / The Chargers Street Gang / Relaxer

It’s an epic night of ear-melting rock & roll, drink discounts, and plenty of Melt swag for all attendees to celebrate 15 years of cheese melting awesomeness!! Doors open at 8pm and the first band hits the stage at 9pm. Stay tuned because we’ll be giving away invites to the pre-show VIP party, sponsored by Brewdog Brewing and Jameson Irish Whiskey, in August and September! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/melt-15-year-anniversary-w-ringworm-lo-pan-relaxer-chargers-street-gang-tickets-165360468613

Melt Bar and Grilled now delivers! Feel like staying in but really have a jones for gourmet grilled cheese from Melt? We’ve got you covered (which is more than we can say for your robe there!) because Melt Bar and Grilled now offers delivery for ALL of our full-service locations! Choose, order, eat – it’s that easy! https://order.online/business/melt-bar–grilled-26601/

Weihenstephan Brewery Glass Boot Giveaway happens this month at Melt! Melt Bar and Grilled will be running a very special text-to-win contest for a super-rare Weihenstephan Glass Boot during September! We’ll have 5 winners per location, 45 winners! Just order a Weihenstephan Hefeweizen or Oktoberfest and your helpful server will give you the text-to-win number! (Text Message and Data Rates May Apply). Winners will be notified in October and glass boots will be shipped directly to each winner!

Our brand new “Meltörhead – No Cheese Till Cleveland” shirt is now available on our online shop. This new shirt is inspired by legendary rock icons, Motörhead and is available in a black short sleeve design. Visit our website to get one for yourself! https://meltbarandgrilled.com/product/melterhead-no-cheese-till-cleveland-tee

Welcome the new Melt Seasonal Beverage features – just in time to help you beat the heat of summer!

  • Fresh Made Lemonade or Strawberry Lemonade / Made fresh daily 22 oz.
  • House Made Cold Brews / Brewed daily with select beans from Solstice Roasters in Cleveland.
  • Vanilla Bean Cold Brew / House cold brew, oat milk, vanilla bean syrup, whipped cream 22 oz.
  • Brown Sugar Caramel Cold Brew / House cold brew, oat milk, brown sugar syrup, whipped cream & caramel drizzle 22 oz.
  • Mexican Chocolate Cold Brew / House cold brew, oat milk, simple syrup, Mexican hot cocoa spice blend, whipped cream & chocolate drizzle 22 oz.

Football is back, and the Melt Gameday Menu launches Saturday, September 11th! When you cheer on the Cleveland Browns and Ohio State Buckeyes this season, do it with awesome exclusive gameday food and drink features. Best of all – the choice is yours: watch the big game at our house or at your house with Melt take-out. Check out the website for the full Gameday Menu – meltbarandgrilled.com/menu/gameday-specials-menu (Not available for delivery.)

Melt Bar and Grilled is partnering with our good friends at the World-Famous Cleveland Agora for ticket give-a-ways to incredible shows! Check out our Facebook and Instagram pages for the contests!

  • Sevendust / Tuesday, September 7th – Contest runs September 1st – 4th
  • Bayside / Tuesday, September 10th – Contest runs September 5th – 8th

BVH Vegan Dessert Pop-up at Lakewood, Akron, and Easton locations and Melt-wide vegan food discount happens Thursday, September 30th. We are partnering with our good friends at Bitchy Vegan Homo to offer some delicious vegan desserts and offering 20% off all vegan food items companywide on Thursday, September 30th!

  • BVH Pre-order Pop-up / Lakewood, Akron, and Easton Melt locations, Thursday, September 30th, 5pm – 8pm.
  • Seasonal Specials / Autumn is on the way and we’re celebrating this month with Dr. Pepper Cake Jars, Pumpkin Praline Bar and Lake Erie Monster Cookies. These will be for sale the night of the pop-up, and the regular, peanut butter and gluten-free versions of the Best Damn Brownie will also be available.
  • BVH “Vegan Boss” sandwich special / Vegan cheddar, tofu bacon, avocado and fire roasted corn salsa.

All Melt Bar and Grilled locations will be CLOSED on Monday, September 6th for Labor Day and Tuesday, September 7th for Staff Appreciation Day. We love our amazing hard working Melt Family. We will be closing for two days at the beginning of September to ensure our staff can rest, relax and recharge for the busy months ahead. We’ll be back to provide the awesome Melt Experience at all locations on Wednesday, September 8th.

Vote for Melt Bar and Grilled in Scene Magazine’s “Best of Cleveland” Awards! Thanks to the support from all of our fans, Melt Bar and Grilled made it to the final round of voting for “Best Sandwich” and “Best Local Chain”. Cast your ballots before Wednesday, September 15th and help us take home the gold! https://posting.clevescene.com/cleveland/Survey?survey=36443808

Melt Bar and Grilled is always looking for the best, brightest and most interesting service industry professionals to join our team at all of our locations. If you have ever wanted to join the Melt Family, here is your chance! We’re hiring for Hosts, Servers, Bartenders, Lead Line Cooks, Line Cooks and Dishwashers. Just fill out our simple online application form at www.meltjobs.com.

The brand new Melt Bar and Grilled app is now available for all Apple and Android devices! The new Melt app includes our new and improved Big Cheese Club experience! For every dollar spent at Melt, you’ll get one (1) Big Cheese Point and when you reach 100 points, you earn a $10 credit! Download the app and we’ll give you a head start with 50 bonus points! Plus, ordering take-out is even easier with the Melt app. You can view our complete menu, including seasonal specials, and order from any full-service Melt location directly from your mobile device. Download for Apple or Android now!

Avon and Independence Party Room booking! Have plans for a party but no location? Our Avon party room can be reserved for up to 60 guests and our Independence party room can be reserved for up to 96 guests! For more details, email us at events@meltbarandgrilled.com.

Melt Bar and Grilled is a local favorite in Ohio, but has also garnered national attention from The Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives,” “The Best Thing I Ever Ate,” Travel Channel’s “Best Places to Pig Out,” USA Today, ESPN The Magazine, The Boston Globe, FOX News and The Travel Channel’s “Food Paradise” and “Man v. Food.” Accolades for the ground-breaking menu items include Best Restaurant kudos from Cleveland Metromix, Scene Magazine, Columbus Dispatch, Columbus 614 Magazine and the Akron Beacon Journal, as well as Cleveland Magazine’s “Best Sandwich” for the past several years, Scene Magazine’s “Best Sandwich” in 2020, Esquire’s “One of the Best Sandwiches in America” list and was named to the Inc. 5000 in 2017.



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