About The American

Heidi and Nate opened The American Grilled Cheese Kitchen in May 2010 during the peak of the Great Recession.

Recently laid off from their office jobs, and Heidi just winning her 7th national grilled cheese championship (a hobby!), Heidi and Nate cashed in their savings and decided to go pro.

They were united to fulfill a common mission:

"Get a SMILE through the MAGIC of GRILLED CHEESE"

Team American operates multiple restaurant locations in the Bay Area, franchised restaurants across the USA, and has a mobile grilled cheese catering team that specializes in indoor, outdoor, and food truck events.  

"Best Grilled Cheese in the U.S."
- Food & Wine

"30 Best Sandwiches in San Francisco"


"18 Best Spots to Get a Grilled Cheese in San Francisco"

"Recipe: The American Grilled Cheese Kitchen's Mac n Cheese Grilled Cheese"
-San Francisco Chronicle

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