Melt Shop to debut in the Middle East

Melt Shop to debut in the Middle East


Melt Shop, one of the pioneers of the melted sandwich movement, signed three franchise agreements to develop 26 locations worldwide in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Staten Island, and the Middle East. To date, Melt Shop has nine locations open, with plans to grow to 100 locations over the next five years.


“We could not be more thrilled with the level of excitement and interest from prospective franchisees so soon after launching our franchise program. It’s truly a testament to Melt Shop’s proven business model and scalability, and our partners’ shared commitment to bring Melt Shop to the masses,” said Spencer Rubin, founder & chief executive officer of Melt Shop. “We’re looking forward to continuing this momentum in 2018 and recruiting even more qualified partners to join the brand.”


Melt Shop recently announced it would open 18 locations across Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware with new franchise partner Drew Smith, a seasoned multi-unit franchisee with Five Guys.


Founded by Rubin in 2011, Melt Shop began franchising in 2017 after opening eight corporate locations throughout New York, Philadelphia, and Minneapolis.


The company signed a multi-unit deal to open seven restaurants in the Middle East, four of which will open by the second quarter of 2018. 

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