The owners of the Meltdown Gourmet Grilled Cheese food truck in Tulsa recently opened a permanent location on a historic corner of Route 66 in southwest part of the city, called the Meltdown Diner.
Jim and Sara Hardcastle sold the food truck a few months ago and began renovating a 1949 building at Southwest Boulevard (aka Route 66) and 33rd West Avenue.
They added a 1950s decor to the former gas station and lunch stand (it also was a used-car lot a few years ago).
It landed a grant to help with the facade and, yes, that peeling white paint on the front is there on purpose.
The Meltdown Diner opened in early August. KTUL-TV in Tulsa produced this story about it:
Once they get established, the Hardcastles plan to buy a food truck again to sell their specialty grilled-cheese sandwiches all over the city to augment their business.
According to an article in the Tulsa World:
Meltdown Diner will offer a wide variety of grilled cheese sandwiches, from jalapeno popper to meatloaf and Monte Cristo.
“Most everything will be grilled cheese based, and we will have a daily special that isn’t on the menu every day,” Hardcastle said.
The Meltdown Diner is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 11 a.m. to whenever the food runs out Saturday.
(Images of the Meltdown Diner via Facebook)