Mark from 42Freeway heads back to Bellmawr's massive Direct Connect project, to review what has changed in the last few months. And yes, there are new things to talk about. This update is really a 7 min YouTube video (bottom of article) but we'll highlight here in writing and photos the things in the video.
Steve’s Grilled Cheese and Quesadilla Company opened up last week on the White Horse Pike in Stratford NJ, in what was originally a Friendly’s restaurant. With the opening of the Stratford location, this gets Steve’s back into Camden County after closing their Glendora location due to an “unresolvable issue with their landlord”
I stopped into the Stratford location this weekend, wanting to get a bite to eat and grab a photo or two. I spoke briefly with the very polite (but focused) manager who suggested “come on in… have a sandwich!”. But honestly… the store was very busy, they had one booth free, and just then a family with young children came in and there was no way I was delaying those smiling faces from getting a delicious grilled cheese, quesadilla, or mac & cheese! But I will be back!
So yes, Steve’s is much more than just Grilled Cheese, although that is there signature dish.
Looking at their Glassboro/Rowan menu (which may differ in Stratford), they offer:
- Grilled Cheese in a variety of options
- Grilled CheeseSteaks
- Breakfast Sandwiches
- Italian Grilled Cheese (on garlic bread)
- French Fries and premium “Feature Fries”
- Chicken Tenders
- Mac & Cheese
- Salad Options. Mom has to eat too! 🙂
According to a 2016 article in Shore News Today, the eatery started in Sea Isle City when Sea Isle resident and realtor Steve Freda saw a television food show featuring grilled cheese and thought it was something he could try in Sea Isle. It was a big success! He quickly brought on his daughter to help run the business and they now have 6 locations; Stratford, Glassboro, Mays Landing, Ocean City, Wildwood and Sea Isle City.
All food is fresh “We don’t even have a freezer”, and prices are kept typically under $10. Inexpensive comfort food seems like a winning combination!
Steve’s Grilled Cheese – New Stratford
804 N White Horse Pike
Steve’s Grilled Cheese – Glassboro
22 High Street E,
Check their website for information on their other 4 locations closer to the shore