Melt Bar & Grilled Announces Ninth Location to Open at Cedar Point This Summer


CLEVELAND, OHIO— Melt Bar & Grilled, an Ohio favorite for gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches, is proud to announce that it will be opening its ninth location at Ohio’s legendary amusement park Cedar Point in the summer of 2017.

“We’re absolutely ecstatic about launching at Cedar Point,” said Matt Fish, owner and founder of Melt Bar & Grilled, “because we see visiting Melt like riding a roller coaster. There’s a lot of anticipation; then the thrill, and as soon as it’s over, you want to go again!”

The newest Melt location will be located at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, near Planet Snoopy in the former Joe Cool Café. This full-service location will feature a relaxing and eclectic environment, craft beer, signature cocktails and, of course, plenty of grilled cheese awesomeness.

“There’s no bigger attraction in Ohio than Cedar Point and we are seriously excited to be opening in time for Memorial Day Weekend,” continued Fish. “The Cedar Point and Melt experiences complement each other perfectly, and we can’t wait to serve their guests this summer!”

Melt Bar & Grilled opened its first location in 2006 with a simple mission: To combine the best gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches with the biggest variety of quality craft beer in a cool and comfortable environment. Its over-the-top gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches have been profiled in USA Today, ESPN The Magazine, as well as on The Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives” and “The Best Thing I Ever Ate.”

“Melt Bar & Grilled is a lot like Cedar Point,” said Tony Clark, Director of Communications for Cedar Point. “Melt has a huge number of fans who have been known to drive hours for the experience, just like ours do. This is going to be a terrific partnership… and a great ride!”

The Cedar Point Melt location will feature an exclusive menu item, the Firecracker Chicken, a red-hot combination of spicy fried chicken, sweet grilled pineapple, cool fresh avocado, and pepper jack cheese. This Cedar Point exclusive is the perfect summer grilled cheese sandwich and will pair perfectly with the Cedar Fair Fries, topped with delicious cheddar cheese sauce and crisp bacon crumble.


In addition to its famously decadent menu items, Melt’s full bar will offer a wide selection of cold craft beer, signature cocktails and a select wine list. A new, exclusive drink menu will feature several cocktails themed after famous past and present Cedar Point rides and attractions. Melt will be the only location at Cedar Point serving liquor in 2017.


We have also confirmed that the Cedar Point Melt location will offer vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free options on the menu!

The Cedar Point Melt Bar & Grilled is slated to open Memorial Day Weekend.

Melt Bar & Grilled is a local favorite in Ohio, but has also garnered national attention from The Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives” and “The Best Thing I Ever Ate,” USA Today, ESPN The Magazine, The Boston Globe, FOX News and The Travel Channel’s “Food Paradise” and “Man v. Food.” Accolades for the ground-breaking menu items include Best Restaurant kudos from Cleveland Metromix, Scene Magazine, Columbus Dispatch, Columbus 614 Magazine and the Akron Beacon Journal, as well as Cleveland Magazine’s “Best Sandwich” for the past several years and Esquire’s “One of the Best Sandwiches in America” list.

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Cedar Point Season Pass Drink Program Coming in 2017

2017 Cedar Point Season Pass Drink Program

Back in mid-December 2016, Cedar Fair distributed a survey to guests, asking for their feedback on the souvenir cup program and whether they would consider an alternative program without the bottle. Our social media channels blew up with discussion on the subject since the number one complaint from Ride Warriors is having to pay and store their bottle in a locker.

As announced during the 2017 Winter Chill Out event, Cedar Point will be implementing a season pass drink program this season! For $26.99, a guest can add a drink program to their season pass that no longer requires the souvenir bottle starting March 1, 2017.

Once added to your season pass, the guest will use their card to scan at any food or beverage stand for a 20 ounce cup of their favorite beverage.

Unlike the 5 minute wait time between scans of the souvenir bottles, there is a 15 wait time between scans of the season pass drink program.

Which drink program is right for you? Here is a comparison of each of the 2017 drink programs.

 2017 All-Day Souvenir Cup2017 All-Season Souvenir Cup2017 Season Pass Drink Program
Free Day of Purchase/$1.00 each on subsequent visits
Free all season
Free all season
Wait Time Between Refills
5 minutes
5 minutes
15 minutes
Can be used at all Cedar Fair Parks?

Can I Use the Season Pass Drink Program at Other Cedar Fair Parks?

Whether or not you can use your season pass drink program at other parks is dependent on the type of season pass you have for the season. Guests who have a Regular/Gold season pass can only use their pass at the respective park of purchase. Therefore, you can only use the drink program at your home park.

However, those with a Platinum pass will be able to use their Season Pass Drink program at all Cedar Fair parks.

Note: Current season souvenir bottles have always been able to be used at any of the Cedar Fair parks.

What If I Already Purchased An All Season Souvenir Bottle?

For guests that already purchased an All Season Souvenir bottle prior to March 1, you will be able to exchange your voucher for the Season Pass program once the park opens. Simply bring your voucher to the park and they will give you the program of your choice.

Once you have selected and used a program (Season Pass drinks or All-Season Souvenir bottle), you will not be able to switch.

So what do you think of the new season pass drink program?

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Melt Bar & Grilled Coming to Cedar Point

Melt Bar & Grilled Cedar Point

This is BIG! We are talking piled high amounts of gourmet grilled cheese huge!

The famous Melt Bar & Grilled is coming to Cedar Point in 2017!

Back in August 2016, Tony Clark, Cedar Point’s Director of Communications, declared his love for the famous Cleveland based restaurant, Melt Bar & Grilled on Twitter. Melt quickly responded with enthusiasm about bring the restaurant, with locations throughout the Cleveland and Columbus area, to the Cedar Point amusement park!

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Melt Bar & Grilled provides the perfect amusement park style food one would expect at the world’s premier roller coaster park. Grilled cheese is the perfect comfort food, but the Melt version packs the sandwich with all sorts of delectable options from bacon to prime rib, and of course various options for cheese between two thick slices of bread. It is an amusement park food lovers paradise, and now we can get it on the Cedar Point midways!

Throughout the Cedar Point off-season, Melt officials have been meeting with the Food and Beverage team at Cedar Point to come to establish a deal, location, and unique menu options that tie in grilled cheese to some of the park’s signature attractions.

So what can we expect from Melt at Cedar Point? Lets take a look!

As announced during the 2017 Cedar Point Winter Chill Out, Melt Bar & Grilled will take over the Joe Cool Cafe.

The Cedar Point location will offer exclusive menu options that you will not find at any other restaurants. Stay tuned as we release additional details.

It is unknown at this time whether Melt will be on the 2017 dining plans. Stay tuned!

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