Thinking about starting a grilled cheese truck, but can’t find a good name? We’re here to help you out. We’ve categorized a list of some of the best ideas we could come up with that make sense for a grilled cheese truck.

In case you didn’t know, you can build a really solid business around the based around this beloved sandwich. You can go upscale serving sandwiches with artisan French baked bread and cheeses. You can attract meat lovers by adding bacon or prosciutto. Finally, you could get creative by making a dessert grilled cheese made with cinnamon toast bread, American cheese, and Nutella. Hey… Don’t knock it until you try it!

This menu is also perfect in a mobile setting too. First, the cooking equipment requirements are minimal for this sort of food truck. You could make these sandwiches with little more than a flat top or a panini press if you prefer. All you would need installed onboard beyond those key pieces would be a refrigerator, sandwich prep station to store toppings and assemble. You’ll also need a 3-compartment sink with hand washing station to pass a health inspection in most areas. But that’s pretty much it!

grilled cheese trailer

A grilled cheese concession trailer built by M&R Specialty Trailers and Trucks.

Additionally, you don’t actually need a food truck to pull off this concept either. You could execute this type of menu just fine with a concession trailer or a smaller food van. It all depends on how much available free space you want to operate inside the unit.

Cheesey Name Ideas

If you’re going to start a grilled cheese business, you might as well have some fun with it. Here are a few ideas we came up with during a brain-storming session.

  • Sweet Cheese
  • Say Cheese Please
  • All Weather Cheddar
  • Gooey Gourmet
  • Rolling Cheddar
  • Big Ham and Cheese
  • Thrilled Cheese
  • Lil’ Cheese Sandwiches
  • The Official Bill Cheese Sandwich
  • The Swiss Cheese Truck
  • The Patty Melt Cart

Nostalgic Name Ideas

A grilled cheese sandwich is a lunch item that a lot of us associate with our childhood. So why not play on that fact with a nostalgic name?

  • Momma’s Grilled Cheese
  • Childhood Melts
  • Almost Grown Up Grilled Cheese
  • Simpler Time’s Melts
  • Back in The Day Grilled Cheese
  • Daily Comforts Grilled Sandwiches
  • A Taste of Home Grilled Cheese
  • Melted Memories
  • Retro Grilled Cheese
  • 90s Melts

Catchy Name Ideas

Here are a few more clever name ideas that could serve as inspiration.

grilled cheese sandwich

What name will you choose?

  • Two slices of bread. One slice of cheese.
  • All American Grilled Cheese
  • The Grilled Cheese Factor
  • The Urban Melt Co.
  • Grilled Cheddar
  • Choosey Cheddar
  • Gooey Gourmet
  • Toasted Sandwich Guys
  • Grilled Cheese Gals
  • Toasty Squares
  • Cheese on Toast Cart
  • The Cheesey Collective
  • Melted Slices
  • Swiss Melts
  • The Mega Melt
  • Mobile Melt Truck
  • Better Cheddar

How Far Can You Go?

When you think about starting a grilled cheese business, you’re probably thinking of it as a way to provide a personal income stream for the family. This is a perfectly good goal for a new business. But if you have the ambition to go bigger, grilled cheese food brands have proven to be investable and sellable assets.

Take for example the fast-casual restaurant Tom + Chee specializing in hand-crafted grilled cheese, soups, and sides. Back in 2013, the company received an investment from Barbara Corcoran on ABC’s hit TV show Shark Tank. Since their initial trip to the tank, partners Corey Ward and Trew Quackenbush have been featured in updates on the show as seen below.

Fast forward a few years and the brand ultimately had to sell off their assets in what some might consider a fire sale. Although the brand has had it’s challenges in recent years, according to the Tom + Chee website there are still at least 10 active locations and are actively seeking franchisees. A turnaround could be happening.

At the end of the day, you probably aren’t thinking about building a nationally recognized brand at this point. Still… The Tom + Chee story shows you that through a combination of timing, the right branding, and key partners a little sandwich business could ultimately be valued at millions of dollars. We hope this post helps you come up with a creative name for your business whether you want to grow a franchise empire or a small cart.