Chef Robert Hesse is bringing twisted grilled cheese sandwiches to downtown St. Petersburg with the second location of Fo’Cheezy Twisted Meltz. The new grilled cheese hub will take over the old Five Guys space at 111 3rd Street North.
The Fo’ Cheezy Twisted Meltz Food Truck has been slinging some of the most stacked and celebrated sandwiches on the beach – we’re seriously melting over them. The St. Pete Beach Concept at 6305 Gulf Boulevard.
The beach location officially opened on July 31. Buildout of the new downtown St. Pete location is set to begin in January 2021.
The two-time Hell’s Kitchen competitor, and Food Network Star wants his concept to pay it forward. Hesse plans to donate 2% of all gross sales to troubled youth of the greater Tampa Bay Area as part of his No Child 86’d initiative.
The exterior of the full-service restaurant on St. Pete Beach features incredible mural art by the prolific Vitale Brothers. We hope to see even more local art inside and outside of the new downtown spot when it opens.
Cuban melts and bacon pops
Hesse has already teased a few of the savory melts diners can expect. A giant Cuban War Pig Melt pays homage to the Tampa Bay area’s favorite treat. A Skrimp Pimp Melt brings tasty shrimp to the pressed sandwich fray.
Addictive additions to the menu include bacon dog pops, waffle crispy chicken tenders, and Fo’Cheezy Mac.
The goal is to create chef-inspired comfort food. Hesse wants to be a trendsetter in the culinary world with its innovate “Not Yo Mama’s” melts.
From street-to-table at Fo’Cheezy
Diners can expect to enjoy street-to-table eats. Fo’Cheezy prides itself on using high quality, locally sourced ingredients, from artisan breads to the best from dairy farms.
The idea for the restaurant came to Hesse while working Netflix Studio sets in New Mexico. He also provided funky grilled cheese pop ups for celebs ahead of returning to the ‘Burg.
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