The Melt Launches a Fleet of Grilled-Cheese Buses Next Week

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One of the new buses. There will be nine by year's end. Photo: Courtesy of The Melt

The Melt, which just two weeks ago opened their fifth location in Berkeley and announced a sixth coming to Third and Townsend in S.F., remains in fast-expansion mode. The order-from-your-phone grilled cheese chain is launching two food trucks next week, buses actually, with tricked out kitchen interiors and the same computerized mobile ordering system that will allow you just to scan a QR code at the side of the bus to pick up your order. They'll be launching nine buses in various locations by the end of 2012, and hope to have 100 buses in service nationwide within five years. Does the nation need this much grilled cheese? We shall see. Giants fans will get to see a sneak peek of the truck, which will be floating on a barge in McCovey Cove on Sunday during the game and serving grilled cheeses to kayakers.

Tuesday, September 11 will be the official launch of the first bus at an undisclosed location to be announced.

Also look for more Melt locations to pop up by the end of the year, with the ambitious goal of having 500 across the country in five years.

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