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Some Jerk Stole Money From Charitable Grilled Cheese Truck Melted

The profits would’ve been donated to International Justice Mission

Melted Grilled Cheese
Melted Grilled Cheese
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Nadia Chaudhury is the editor of Eater Austin covering food and pop culture, as well as a photographer, writer, and frequent panel moderator and podcast guest.

Melted Grilled Cheese, the charitable truck that donates all of its profits to International Justice Mission launched by a high school student, was robbed this week. Between $1,500 to $2,000 was taken, according to co-operator Miller Hardin. It was parked at its commissary kitchen on Research Boulevard.

This morning, Hardin and co-operator Matt Way arrived at the truck this morning, and realized the “passenger side window had been busted up” and there was “glass all over the floor,” Hardin told Eater. When they stepped inside, “it was a little bit trashed,” and everything was there, except for the cash.

The truck catered an event at Leander High School on Saturday. The duo had planned on donating some of those proceeds back to the school. “We take this kind of hit personally,” he said.

Hardin took responsibility for the cash still being in the truck overnight. They’re in the process of filing a police report. The trailer is looking for any information about the robbery.

Founder, owner, and high school student Anna Hutto launched the truck in 2016 as a way to benefit the International Justice Mission. She's currently in school at Tyler, Texas, but helps out at the truck when she's in town. Way and Miller took over the truck’s operations in January 2017.


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