Tom+Chee will be featured on hit show 'Shark Tank' on ABC

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.

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