Melt Shop, the pioneers of the melted sandwich movement, announced the launch of its domestic and international franchise program. Founded by Spencer Rubin in 2011, Melt Shop has eight corporate locations — in New York, Philadelphia, and Minneapolis — and is seeking experienced entrepreneurs to help the brand grow to 100 locations over the next five years across the U.S. and internationally. Melt Shop recently expanded into the Middle East and will open seven locations in the region, with four opening in Kuwait by March 2018.
“Melt Shop has spent the last six years tirelessly perfecting our brand and business model. The timing is right to bring our New York-born fast casual concept to the world,” said Josh Morgan, Operating Partner of Aurify Brands, Melt Shop’s parent company. “Melted sandwiches possess the unique ability to be instantly recognizable and familiar in any market and we see immense potential to grow through franchising.”
Melt Shop’s focus is simple: melted sandwiches made with high-quality ingredients. Its bread is freshly-baked daily and its high-quality cheese is sourced from meticulously selected dairies. But Melt Shop does more than create melted sandwich masterpieces — it creates a culinary experience unmatched in the fast-casual space.