‘Mad Munch’ Finally Opens Its Doors in Ocean Beach

by on May 30, 2019 · 7 comments

in Ocean Beach

At 2:00 pm on Wednesday, Mad Munch Grilled Cheezer Co. at 4871-B Newport finally threw open its doors to the public – and twenty minutes later when this reporter stepped in to take some photos – the place was busy.

Kate Uhle

The long-anticipated opening now has Kate Uhle and her fiance Zach Heinz beaming.

It took them over 600-plus days to make it happen, Kate told me.

The main wall behind the front counter is filled with cardboard cut-out menu items.

On the east wall are dozens of well-known mustachioed men. (The cheese sandwich guy in their logo has a large mustache.)

There are a couple of tables inside and it’s kinda tight. But, hey, perhaps the wait is worth it. We certainly wish them the best – and I’ll have to return and try something.

Here’s the menu:

The menu. (Click on image for larger version.)

Here’s their website: www.madmunchcheezers.com


{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Geoff Page May 30, 2019 at 1:16 pm

Why didn’t you try something while there, editor dude?


Frank Gormlie May 31, 2019 at 11:42 am

I was in a rush and they were busy; but definitely going back to try something.


OBkid May 31, 2019 at 12:38 pm

600 plus days…and they make a cardboard menu??


Michael May 31, 2019 at 1:34 pm

That 600 days is a big g reason why locally owned establishments are going away. That’s a long time to be paying rent without any income.


Geoff Page May 31, 2019 at 3:14 pm

Before jumping to any conclusions about the 600 days, it would be good to know what took so long. In my work, a contractor will claim “It took eight damn months to get this submittal approved.” Then, when you look into the facts, 7 of the 8 months was their own fault. I’m not saying that was the case here but something unusual happened, it would not take that long for remodeling such a small space even if the paperwork was a bitch.

And, every time I hear about how long it takes to develop something, I have to remind people that all the approvals are required because the public, at some time or another, wanted things like environmental reports, historical reviews, ADA reviews, etc. It would be best to hear this story from the owners.


OBonScott June 3, 2019 at 9:53 pm

You think it’s easy remodeling thrift shop stores,
Try building a to-go restaurant in San Diego,
It’s a long way to the top if you wanna rock n roll…


ZZ May 31, 2019 at 2:53 pm

I walked by about 4pm on the opening day. There were people there but it wasn’t super busy.

I also saw OB Hardware had a sign “Now Open Sundays.” That’s great. All the normal staff were there too.


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