MELT SHOP EXPERIENCE
Melt Shop does more than create melted sandwich masterpieces, it creates a culinary experience unmatched in the fast-casual space. The way we see it, two pieces of bread serve as a perfect canvas to present delicious, high-quality ingredients in a more creative way than has ever been done before. Our food unlocks the feelings, memories and moments that bring people joy and we’ve been doing just that for more than six years.
The timing is right to bring our New York-born and meticulously refined franchise concept to the world market. We’ll show you how and why our melted sandwiches possess the unique ability to be familiar yet remarkably unexpected in any market around the globe.
People development is at the forefront of Melt Shop’s mission. Fittingly, our priority is to find the best people — franchisees and employees alike — and to provide them with excellent training, invest in their future, and empower them to reach new heights and success. We do this because business excellence is simply not possible without people excellence.
Guesswork has no place in our franchise. We have set the expectations, developed the standards and created the operational systems to hold ourselves, our employees, and our franchisees accountable. Most importantly, we deliver the tools needed for everyone to adhere to our standards, meet our expectations and ultimately succeed.
Uncompromising quality. Our bread is freshly-baked daily, our cheese is sourced from meticulously selected dairies, our fresh produce is prepped and sliced in-house, our delectable fried chicken recipe is proprietary to Melt Shop, as are each of our soups, toppings and sauces. And everything is always made to order.
Melt Shop is a part of Aurify Brands, a company equal parts hospitality group and restaurant incubator. Aurify Brands was founded by Andy Stern and John Rigos, who are Five Guys Burgers and Fries multi-unit franchisees, and former franchisees of Subway, Dunkin’ Donuts, and Baskin-Robbins. Aurify Brands believes that one quality, more than any other, determines the success of a concept: the strength of the brand and its connection to guests. Melt Shop was built upon that premise.
In addition to our eight corporate restaurants — six in and around New York City, one in Philadelphia, and one in Minneapolis — Melt Shop has recently expanded into the Middle East. We expect to open seven restaurants in the region, with four of those opening in Kuwait by March 2018.
Melt Shop is seeking multi-unit franchisees with strong restaurant and hospitality experience and a shared dedication to operational excellence who have a strong knowledge of their market. The ideal franchisee is a proven multi-unit operator in the restaurant industry. At this time we are not offering sub-franchises.