Tom & Chee is the grilled cheese and tomato soup shop for the kid at heart, mixing classic comfort food with fresh ingredients, healthy alternatives, and a flair for the unexpected.
From the vegetarian Hippy Chee, to the offbeat Grilled Cheese Donut, Tom & Chee offers limitless grilled cheese sandwich combinations, fresh salads, along with tomato soups, daily soups and seasonal favorites like gazpacho and blue cheese chili. Check out our super sweet and savory specials!*
It all began in a tent on Fountain Square in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Unlike most restaurants, we roast our own meats and make our dressings, sauces, and spreads from scratch. We also offer gluten-free bread, vegan cheese, vegan/vegetarian soups and make our basil pesto with sunflower seeds (perfect for our friends with tree-nut allergies). Tom & Chee goes the extra mile to serve all of our customers food that is awesome and fresh!
Spotlighting quality ingredients and friendly customer service, T+C’s founders have grown this quirky grilled cheese business from a tiny food tent on a public square in Cincinnati, Ohio to a rapidly expanding franchise empire thanks to TV exposure and an investment deal on ABC’s “Shark Tank.” Our Grilled Cheese Donut has been featured on ABC’s “The Chew”, Travel Channel’s “Man v. Food Nation” and was named one of America’s best new sandwiches by NBC’s “Today” show. The 2013 Brand Innovators Made in America Summit named Tom & Chee one of “25 Brands to Watch.”
Tom + Chee’s unique wide-ranging options can satisfy you for a quick workday lunch or a dinner out with the family. Our food, restaurants, and prices are designed with the whole family in mind – the kids and the kids at heart.
So, You Want To Sell Grilled Cheese? Tom & Chee is seeking highly motivated and experienced franchisees to help us expand our brand of fun, exciting grilled cheese around the world. We are seeking area developers and multi-unit franchisees who are committed to maintaining a clean restaurant, offering a family friendly environment with great guest service, and serving consistently awesome grilled cheese and soups-creating a memorable experience every time.
What Makes Tom & Chee Special? We’re real people with a passion for great, fun food. We started selling our grilled cheese out of a tent set up next to an ice skating rink in December of 2009. After a lot of hard work, we now have several Cincinnati area locations as well as franchise operations in 14 states. Our passion for quality food has led to us being featured on ABC’s Shark Tank, The Chew, the Travel Channel’s Man v Food Nation and Amazing Eats, and the Today Show named our Grilled Cheese Donut one of the Best New Sandwiches In America.
We’re an emerging brand that is quickly becoming a market leader in the grilled cheese restaurant segment. We offer ground floor entry into one of the most exciting brands to enter the market in a long time. Our passion, our nationally recognized brand, our guest loyalty and our awesome grilled cheese and homemade soups is what makes us special.