More Details on Grilled Cheese and Wine Bar, GCDC, Coming to 1730 Pennsylvania Ave by the White House

1730 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

From Craigslist:

“GCDC, Grilled Cheese DC, is hiring a General Manager to lead the charge for DC’s newest restaurant. gcdc is a new fast-casual meets wine bar concept with the goal of bringing the perfect grilled cheese sandwich to the DC metro area. We are looking to hire a General Manager who has the following credentials: proven leader, team builder, energetic and enthusiasm for people and food, fast-casual experience and desire to grow with a new company.

The quality of our product is our top priority and will be achieved by using fresh local ingredients, innovative technology, and uniform precision. Our objective is to provide a new alternative to typical fast food that offers a superior tasting product at comparable speed and price, while offering a healthier more enjoyable experience. gcdc will offer an exciting menu of perfectly cooked gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches, homemade soups, “tater tots,” and an array of different and healthy beverages. Fruits and vegetables will be fresh and local. Cheeses and meats will come from high-end local vendors. Cheese plates, wine, beer and charcuterie will be our focus starting around 4pm daily as we look to appeal to the White House, World Bank and business community in our neighborhood as the local gathering place each evening.

GCDC will be opening at the end of 2013 and will be located one block from the White House at 1730 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.”

8 Comment

  • “Gourmet Grilled Cheese Sandwiches” – am I missing something or is this simply ridiculous.

  • Yep, nothing brings in “the White House, World Bank, and business community” like tater tots.

    • +1. As someone who worked in that area for a few years, it seems like the wrong food demographic – but what do I know?

  • I don’t think it’s the best choice of location, but I don’t necessarily think a grilled cheese restaurant is automatically doomed to fail. There are popular grilled cheese restaurants in many other cities of all sizes (I’ve been to them in San Francisco, Austin, Baltimore, NYC ,and Cleveland, to name a few). It’s just a matter of how liberally they interpret “grilled cheese.” For example, at Melt (several locations throughout Ohio, with the first in a Cleveland suburb), “grilled cheese” sandwiches include pierogies, chicken, bratwurst, and metloaf, among many other things.

    • Seconded. We already have a thriving grilled cheese food truck, so i’m not sure why a brick and mortar place would not be equally successful. The location is a little odd, but they are still likely to get a good crowd of GWU students, office workers and tourists.

  • ” gcdc is a new fast-casual meets wine bar concept”

    good heavens, could someone translate this in english?

    • I think that means it has aspects of a casual place to grab a quick bite to eat as well as a bar with a nice wine selection. That was tough.

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