Denny’s recently added some new choices to their value menu and one of these items is the Fried Cheese Melt. The “grilled cheese with a twist” as they refer to it is two pieces of sourdough bread with American cheese in between them. The “twist” is that unlike a regular grilled cheese sandwich, this one includes four fried mozzarella sticks as well.
The sandwich is only $4 and includes fries and a side of marinara sauce, which is a great deal. At 1,260 calories and 63 grams of fat though (including the fries and sauce) it definitely isn’t the healthiest thing in the world.
As far as taste goes the Fried Cheese Melt tastes pretty much exactly the way you’d expect it to, like a grilled cheese with mozzarella sticks in the middle… The marinara sauce wasn’t the greatest and pretty much resembled those packets of frozen marinara that you get with food from the freezer section of the grocery store. After a couple bites dipped in marinara I asked for a side of ranch dressing and dipped the sandwich in that instead, which made it a lot better. I’m a sucker when it comes to ranch though and love it on pretty much everything. Was the sandwich worth $4? Absolutely, when you consider that a sandwich and fries from most fast food places would cost just as much, if not more.