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Grilled Cheese Chain The Melt Expands to Berkeley

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When Flip cam founder Jonathan Kaplan decided to get into the restaurant business last year, founding order-from-your-phone grilled-cheese chain The Melt, he said from the outset that he was looking to expand nationally. So far, the company has three locations in downtown S.F. and one down at Stanford. Now Grub Street sees them taking a retail space at 2400 Telegraph Avenue, a stone's throw from the Berkeley campus, and that makes perfect sense. No word on exactly when it will open, and stay tuned for news of where else in the country they'll be going — they already have this interactive map of the whole U.S. ready, but there's only the four locations on it right now. [Earlier]

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