Melt Shop announced it will be opening its second Pennsylvania location in the Village at Newtown Shopping Center. The Newtown restaurant kicks off a string of expansion in Pennsylvania with additional restaurants in the Greater Philadelphia area slated to open in Langhorne and Downingtown, before the end of 2019. Located at 2820 South Eagle Road, the restaurant will officially open on June 14. On June 22, Melt Shop will celebrate by offering the first 50 guests free grilled cheese for a year.

In addition, Melt Shop’s Newtown restaurant will be hosting a series of giveaways throughout its celebratory weekend. Full giveaway details include:

  • Saturday, June 22 — Free Grilled Cheese for a Year — The first guest will receive 1 classic grilled cheese per week for an entire year; the next 49 guests receive 1 classic grilled cheese per month. Additionally, every guest after the first 50 on opening day will be entered into a contest to win 1 classic grilled cheese per week for an entire year.
  • Sunday, June 23 — The first 50 guests at opening and the first 50 guests to dine after 6 p.m. will receive a free Nutella shake.
  • Monday, June 24 — The first 100 guests will receive a free shop tots

Owned by franchisee, Drew Smith, the Newtown restaurant marks his second Melt Shop location in Pennsylvania, and third restaurant with the brand. In addition to Newtown, Smith took ownership of his first Melt Shop location last year inside King of Prussia Mall. He is also owner of Melt Shop’s restaurant in Christiana, Delaware and has plans to develop 18 additional Melt Shop restaurants in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.

“I’m so excited to expand Melt Shop’s footprint in Pennsylvania and offer the brand’s superior food and guest experience to more communities throughout my home state,” says Smith. “Each item on Melt Shop’s menu has been hand-crafted with care and intention, and evokes the feeling of fond memories and joy. It’s this distinctive quality that allows our food to be instantly recognizable and loved by guests of all ages.”

Founded in 2011 in New York City, Melt Shop’s menu is full of craveable melts, house made chicken tenders, tots, salads, shakes and more, including its popular Fried Chicken Melt topped with pepper jack cheese, red cabbage slaw and Melt Sauce on country white bread.

Additionally, available now through September 23, Melt Shop’s Summer Favorites include a lineup of three melts intended to give guests all the summer vibes and each packed with its own unique flavors and fresh ingredients to evoke nostalgic memories.

  • Mike’s Hot Honey Melt: Made with Melt Shop’s hand-breaded fried chicken breast and jalapeno pimento cheese, topped with pepper jack cheese and Mike’s Hot Honey (wildflower honey infused with chilies).
  • Smoked Brisket + Chimichurri Melt: Smoked brisket topped with pepper jack cheese, a house made chimichurri sauce and pickled onions.
  • Chicken Bacon Ranch: Made with Melt Shop’s hand-breaded fried chicken breast and topped with cheddar cheese, crispy bacon, pickles and ranch.
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