Mad Munch Grilled Cheezer Opens In Ocean Beach

May 29, 2019

After a substantial delay, Mad Munch Grilled Cheezer Co. opens today in Ocean Beach, offering a menu of signature grilled cheese sandwiches.

Mad Munch began in an Illinois dorm room with a single electric griddle back in 2003. There was a high demand for something delicious to help aid the hungry students through those long nights at Lincoln College. Ten years later, Mad Munch owner Zach Heinz, with the help of his fiancee Kate Uhle, fired up the griddle once again, revamped the menu, and made their cheesy debut in San Diego at area farmers markets and brewery tasting rooms. The concept has since become a full-time endeavor for the two partners, and they announced in late 2017 the opening of their first brick and mortar location.

"We want to open your eyes to the versatility of the American classic," said Mad Munch Grilled Cheezer Co. co-owner Kate Uhle. "It's a whole lot more than just bread & cheese."

The menu at Mad Munch includes a selection of 'Cheezers' - twists on the grilled cheese sandwich. Options range from Cheezers with raspberry Jam and goat cheese, to more substantial offerings like a grilled cheese with hash browns, bacon, sour cream, and chives. Mad Munch occupies a quaint 800 square-foot space on the eastern end of bustling Newport Avenue and will operate Tuesday through Thursday from 2-8pm, and Friday through Sunday from 11am-8pm.

For more information, visit and check out the menu below.