Salted Melon, a modern all-day market, opens in South End Charlotte

The interior of new Charlotte restaurant and market Salted Melon
Salted Melon - The Plaid Penguin - LunahZon Photography

The owners of Reid’s Fine Foods are officially unveiling their new concept. Salted Melon Market & Eatery, July 15, 2022 at 100 West Worthington Avenue, Suite 107 in South End Charlotte.

The market is in the ground floor of the Lowe’s Global Technology Center. It will serve as a healthy, convenient destination for people who live, work, and play in South End. The Charlotte restaurant will offer breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks, and provisions.

“We look forward to bringing our chef-crafted menu and curated selection of innovative and healthy packaged foods to this ideal location in South End,” says Thomas Coker, COO of Salted Melon. “Our everyday market and eatery will meet our guest’s needs at multiple points throughout their day, from coffee and breakfast sandwiches in the morning to salads and sandwiches for lunch and a vibrant atmosphere for a night out, plus everything you need to prepare a homecooked meal conveniently available in-store and on the Salted Melon app.”

Salted Melon - New Charlotte Restaurant and Market
Salted Melon – The Plaid Penguin – LunahZon Photography

A Well Designed Restaurant

The eatery seats a total of 130 guests in the colorfully designed dining area and at the light-filled bar. It will also have another 40 seats on the patio. The dining area is the perfect place to refuel in between meetings or relax in the evenings and on weekends.

Barrie Benson Interior Design, who designed all Reid’s Fine Foods locations, also designed the 7,000 square foot market & eatery. Salted Melon worked with The Plaid Penguin. The Charlotte-based branding and communications firm help with the development the name and brand.

Coffe at Salted Melon In South End
Salted Melon – The Plaid Penguin – LunahZon Photography

The Salted Melon Menu Will Feature…

Salted Melon will serve an All Day menu beginning at 7am on weekdays. It will include breakfast, salads, wraps, sandwiches, bowls, coffee and espresso, bakery items. It will also showcase Charlotte’s first bone broth bar featuring locally made Brave Broth. You can also expect an expanded, full service menu. This will include small and large plates alongside cocktails, beer and wine, beginning at 4pm on weekdays and weekends.

Brunch will be served on the weekends beginning at 8am. Executive Chef Andres Moncayo and Chef de Cuisine Jay Labs developed the Salted Melon menus. They also oversee the culinary team to ensure the utmost quality and presentation for every dish and order.

There are lots of options for guests on-the-go. Salted Melon will offer online ordering through its website and app both for pickup and delivery. The app features a rewards system to give back to frequent guests. There will also be an initial offer of $5 off an order for anyone who downloads the app and creates an account.

The Salted Melon Concept

“Watching South End grow, we recognized the demand for a convenient, health-focused concept that was approachable yet elevated. We hope it will have something for everyone and that it will be both a convenient option for those on the go and a welcoming space to enjoy with friends or for one’s morning coffee,” says Coker.

In the market, guests will find a curated selection of retail items not yet seen in local markets, keeping health conscious, wellness-minded guests top of mind. They will also carry a selection of well-known Reid’s Fine Foods products, including snack mixes and take-and-bake entrees, in addition to daily grocery staples. Market items will be available to order for pickup and delivery on the app.

A healthy salad at new South End restaurant Salted Melon
Salted Melon – The Plaid Penguin – LunahZon Photography

For more info on Salted Melon

Visit to learn more about Salted Melon’s offerings, and follow @saltedmelonmarket on Instagram.