Cincinnati-based fast-casual restaurant chain Tom+Chee plans to open 13 new restaurants by spring 2015, including one in Olathe.
The area location is scheduled to open at 14991 W. 119th St. this fall.
Tom+Chee specializes in tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches, but it also is known for its “fresh ingredients and quirky takes on comfort food classics.”
Menu items include the vegetarian Hippy+Chee (with hummus, cucumber, mixed greens, tomato, and cheddar cheese on wheat bread), Grilled Cheese Donuts (including caramelized banana and Gouda), fresh salads, three versions of tomato soup, and specials. It also offers a variety of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.
Tom+Chee started as a food tent. But after the founders pitched their business on ABC’s “Shark Tank” in May 2013, they said they received more than 20,000 inquiries from people who wanted to operate their own Tom+Chee.
Tom+Chee now has 14 restaurants in operation and 150 more under contract, including locations planned for St. Louis, Lincoln and Omaha.
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