Philadelphia, PA - Melt Shop, announced it will expand its footprint by opening 18 locations in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware as a part of its first development deal. This new partnership supports Melt Shop's aggressive plans to grow to 100 locations worldwide over the next five years. The first location is slated to open in Delaware in 2018.
Founded by Spencer Rubin in 2011, Melt Shop has eight corporate locations throughout New York, Philadelphia, and Minneapolis, and signed a multi-unit deal to open seven restaurants in the Middle East, four of which will open by the second quarter of 2018. Last month, Melt Shop signed its first domestic franchise agreement to open a location in Staten Island Mall in Staten Island, New York.
"It has been a stellar year for Melt Shop with the launch of our franchise program and we're looking to continue this momentum in 2018," Rubin said. "Finding an experienced, knowledgeable partner like Drew to sign our first development deal is key to catapulting our growth. We're excited to have him join our family and see how far he will take the Melt Shop brand."
Melt Shop's focus is simple: melted sandwiches made with high-quality ingredients. The product and processes have been meticulously refined for more than six years. But Melt Shop does more than create melted sandwich masterpieces — it creates a culinary experience unmatched in the fast-casual space. The food unlocks the feelings, memories and moments that bring people joy. It's a reminder of the good, simple, carefree things in life.