Here in Santa Ana, California, tucked in between a Salvadorian restaurant and a  government parking lot, rests the Grilled Cheese Spot -- a small eatery that solely serves melty, gooey, grilled cheese sandwiches. The joint's offerings range from your standard American cheese and white bread combo (cheekily named "Government Issued")  to a mind-blowing sandwich packed with three of the most decadent meats.

The grilled cheese-only restaurant just happens to be located right next to Foodbeast HQ and we got the opportunity to collaborate with the lovely gents of the Grilled Cheese Spot to create The Foodbeast. The sandwich was inspired by our love for indulgent, high-quality ingredients and manages to fit fried chicken, onion rings, gruyere and gouda in between two thick slices of marble loaf bread. Did we mention the whole shebang is smothered in pickle and jalapeño relish and maple syrup? Because it is. Oh, yes, it is.

Check out the video below for an intimate look at what goes on behind the counter at the Grilled Cheese Spot.


Starving Artist


Gruyere Cheese, Balsamic Mushrooms, White Bread


The Melt


Albacore, Sharp Cheddar, Red Onions, Tomato, Rye Bread


Dusk Til Dawn


Smoked Gouda cheese, Applewood Smoked Bacon, 2 Fried Eggs, Grilled Onions, Sourdough Bread


Government Issued


American Cheese, White Bread


The Three Little Piggies


Applewood Smoked Bacon, Prosciutto , Salami, Brie and Goat Cheese, Red Onions, Spinach, Multigrain Bread


The Foodbeast


Fried Chicken, Onion Rings, Gruyere, Smoked Gouda, Pickle & Jalapeno Relish, Maple Syrup, Marble Loaf



The Grilled Cheese Spot

318 W 5th St

Santa Ana, CA 92701