A year and a half after its owners announced the Grilled Cheeserie will be opening a restaurant in downtown Franklin, an opening date has been finalized: Tuesday, June 25, at 11 a.m.
Located at 334 Main St., the 2,400-square-foot, 72-seat shop will be serving the same lineup of melted cheese delicacies that made the business so popular when it started out as a food truck vendor in 2010. The Franklin location is the second brick and mortar restaurant for the business, which is owned by Crystal and Joseph Bogan. The first opened in the Hillsboro Village neighborhood in Nashville.
The Franklin shop, whose anticipated opening has been on the radar since December 2017, will have the restaurant’s signature retro yellow tiles and black and cream truck stripes, as well as a myriad of custom décor components. The space will also feature a new interactive kitchen model that will allow guests to see the entire process of their grilled cheese being made from start to finish.
The Bogans specialize in seasonally inspired, gourmet grilled cheese melts and nostalgic treats.
The menu at the Franklin shop will include favorites such as the Pimento Mac & Cheese, complete with house-made pimento cheese, local cheddar, macaroni, tomato and Benton’s bacon bits; the Buffalo South Melt made with pepper jack cheese, pulled organic chicken, buffalo sauce, bleu cheese aioli and pickled celery; and the B&B of Tennessee made with buttermilk cheddar, heritage bacon and seasonal jam. The “Make Your Own Melt” option will also be available for those who want to customize their order.
Also making its way to the new location is the restaurant’s iconic milkshake bar where guests can enjoy old-fashioned floats and milkshakes made with hand scooped, locally spun ice cream.
To celebrate the grand opening, a ribbon cutting ceremony will be hosted with the Williamson County Chamber of Commerce at 10 a.m.
In addition to Franklin, the Grilled Cheeserie will also open a spot in East Nashville.