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Tom & Chee to Open Sixth Greater Cincinnati Location at Oakley Station

Famous Fast-Casual Brand Set to Open This Fall

Cincinnati (June 17, 2021) – Cincinnati-based restaurant brand Tom & Chee, famous for its melts, soups and grilled cheese donuts, today announced plans to open its sixth Greater Cincinnati area location this fall in one of the city’s fastest growing neighborhoods.

Oakley Station will be the backdrop for Tom & Chee’s latest Greater Cincinnati restaurant. The 1,400-square-foot, 22-seat restaurant (located at 3200 Vandercar Way, Suite 2, Cincinnati, OH 45209 in Oakley Station) will be the latest example of Tom & Chee’s new “&Crafted” restaurant design that integrates both natural and contemporary elements to convey the brand’s modern comfort food appeal.

In addition to its warm, inviting dining room, this “&Crafted” location also features enhanced off-premise dining via delivery and curbside pickup options. The Oakley restaurant is the latest to focus on delivering a remarkable, fast-casual dining experience. The restaurant will also be the second company-owned Tom & Chee location in Greater Cincinnati.

“Tom & Chee has always been fueled by two things: creating modern twists on nostalgic comfort food favorites and delivering a fun, great meal for our guests,” said Roger David, President and CEO of GSR Brands, the parent organization of Tom & Chee. “This new Oakley Station restaurant allows us to bring our crave-worthy melts, soups, salads and donuts, and our modern approach to comfort food to yet another pocket of Cincinnati.”

More details about the new location will be released this summer.

Tom & Chee, which skyrocketed to fame when it was featured on ABC’s Shark Tank in 2013, got its start in 2009 in a tent adjoining a seasonal ice-skating rink on Cincinnati’s Fountain Square.

The restaurant is much more than grilled cheese, however. It is a sensory experience that starts with great service and ends with satisfaction. From adventurous, handcrafted melts to savory soups and fresh salads, the menu offers something for everyone. Tom & Chee believes everyone deserves to be as cheesy as they want to be and enjoy the incredible food, which is why they also offer gluten-free bread, vegan cheese and vegan/vegetarian soups.

Top-selling menu items include favorites like the “Chicken Bacon Ranch” Melt with cheddar cheese, bacon, hand-carved chicken, Roma tomatoes and ranch sauce on wheat berry bread; and the “Bacon Mac & Chee” Melt with cheddar and mozzarella cheeses, homemade mac & cheese and bacon on hearty white bread. Other top sellers include the Asiago Chicken Club, Pesto & Turkey and Heavenly BBQ Chicken melts.

Lighter fare includes soup and salads like Tom & Chee’s Classic Tomato Soup; Creamy Tomato Basil Soup; Apple Pecan Chicken Salad with mixed greens, grilled chicken, Gorgonzola cheese, Roma tomatoes, candied pecans, apple chips, red onion and a white balsamic dressing; and the Green Goat Salad featuring mixed greens, goat cheese, chicken, dried cranberries, almonds, house-made croutons, and balsamic vinaigrette.

In addition to handcrafted melts and salads, Tom & Chee is known for its unique grilled sweet “cheets:” a grilled glazed donut with cheese and other toppings. The famous “Grilled Chee Donut” (grilled glazed donut and mild cheddar cheese) and the S’more Donut (grilled glazed donut, graham cracker, chocolate pieces and marshmallow mascarpone) are fan favorites.

Tom & Chee is actively seeking owners for new franchise opportunities throughout the Midwest. For more information on franchise opportunities, visit

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About Tom & Chee

Tom & Chee serves much more than simple grilled cheese – it’s a sensory experience that starts with great service and ends with satisfaction. From adventurous, handcrafted melts to savory soups and fresh salads, the menu offers elevated comfort food, with options like gluten-free bread, vegan cheese and vegan/vegetarian menu items to satisfy every guest. What began in a small tent next to an ice-skating rink in Cincinnati’s Fountain Square quickly but quietly grew to multiple stores in the Cincinnati market and then began franchising. Tom & Chee has been featured on ABC’s Shark Tank, The Chew, and The Travel Channel’s Man vs. Food Nation and Amazing Eats. The Today Show named their Grilled Cheese Donut one of the “Best Sandwiches in America.” Tom & Chee is hiring for all positions with competitive pay and benefits; apply to join our team at For more information, visit