When you’re having a bad day, there’s nothing like biting into an ooey, gooey, extra-cheesy grilled cheese sandwich.

Some days, everything goes your way, and you just can’t seem to stop smiling, but unfortunately, life can’t always be sunshine and rainbows. Life is full of ups and downs, and other days, it may seem like nothing will ever go your way again, and even getting out of bed can be a chore. The bad days in life help to make the good days that much more special, but that doesn’t mean that you have to suffer through the bad days alone! Grilled cheese sandwiches are called comfort food for a reason, and with our ooey, gooey, extra-cheesy grilled cheese sandwiches on your side, your bad days will get just a little brighter.

Can food actually make you happier?

Have you ever wondered why nothing sounds better than macaroni and cheese or french fries when you are having a bad day? Believe it or not, there is actually a psychological reason why we crave comfort food when we are feeling down or lonely. Nostalgia is incredibly important, and while most people never even realize it, when you reach for comfort foods, you are actually being nostalgic!

When it comes to comfort food, we all have our own favorites, and many of the foods that we crave when we want comfort are foods associated with happy memories or close relationships from the past. The positive experiences that you have had in your life influence what you crave when you’re an adult. When you eat your favorite comfort food, regardless of whether it’s tomato soup or a crispy slice of bacon, it reminds you of the people and memories that you make you feel happier and less lonely. The memories associated with comfort food are not only comforting, they also actually make the food taste better to you!

What makes grilled cheese the ultimate comfort food?

Although it’s true that everyone has their own comfort food, nothing will ever come close to the satisfaction and comfort that a grilled cheese sandwich can provide. Grilled cheese sandwiches are not only mouth-watering, they are also a staple in almost every child’s diet, and they have been for decades. Whether a grilled cheese sandwich reminds of your caring grandma or your childhood friends, taking that first bite into a grilled cheese sandwich can bring back a flood of memories from your childhood that can help to improve your mood, even if it’s just for a little while.

Get your comfort food fix at The Big Cheezy.

At The Big Cheezy, we specialize in comfort food. Whether you visit us at our Uptown, Mid-city or Kenner location, you won’t find a better grilled cheese sandwich in all of Louisiana. We’ve also put a spin on your favorite sandwich, by adding options that feature your other favorite comfort foods, like mac n’ cheese, bacon and crispy waffle fries.

Life is full of ups and downs, but you don’t have to deal with the downs alone! Turn to The Big Cheezy for your comfort food fix. Whether you order online or stop by one of our grilled cheese restaurants, we have the perfect sandwich for you.