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Tom+Chee began on Cincy's Fountain Sq
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.

*Each T+C shop has its own facebook page, and may post daily specials. Click here to find the nearest location and hours.


Tom+Chee began on Cincy's Fountain Sq


Tom+Chee began on Cincy's Fountain Sq


Tom+Chee began on Cincy's Fountain Sq


Tom+Chee began on Cincy's Fountain Sq