CINCINNATI - Friday is National Grilled Cheese Day, but Cincinnati-based grilled cheese aficionados Tom+Chee were more excited about news from their own company.
Tom+Chee announced Friday that they will be featured on ABC's hit show, Shark Tank, on May 19, in hopes of securing an investment and taking the business global.
Tom+Chee founders Corey Ward and Trew Quackenbush first started making grilled cheese out of a tent on Fountain Square in 2009, where they sold their grilled cheese and tomato soup to cold ice skaters.
Since that time, the duo has opened three Cincinnati-area locations as well as franchising into Louisville with several shops there.
Tom+Chee has been featured on the Travel Channel's "Man v Food Nation," and "Amazing Eats," ABC's "The Chew," and the "TODAY" show named their Grilled Cheese Donut one of the "best new sandwiches in America."
Shark Tank airs Fridays on 9 On Your Side at 9 p.m.