The Melt is simply "Grilled Cheese Happiness." This fast casual eatery combines chef-inspired, all-natural, wholesome food with innovative online ordering technology in an eco-friendly environment. 

The company is headquartered in San Francisco, California and operates 14 restaurants and 4 buses throughout the state. The growth of The Melt is fueled by a solid management team led by Flip Video founder Jonathan Kaplan and a top-tier board of directors including Ron Johnson, former head of retail operations at Apple; Mike Moritz, Bruce Dunlevie and Michael Marks, three prominent silicon valley venture capitalists; and Michael Mina, a James Beard award winning chef and restaurateur. 

If you’re looking for an exciting opportunity to spread ooey, gooey grilled cheese happiness then The Melt is for you. 

San Francisco, US
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Key People at THE MELT

Jonathan Kaplan

Jonathan Kaplan

Chairman and Founder
Greg Hernandez

Greg Hernandez

Vice President of Operations
Kristen Winant

Kristen Winant

VP HR, Finance & Technology

THE MELT Locations

San Francisco, US

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THE MELT Summary

Founding Date


Time since last funding

over 5 years


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