Our first location was a pop-up tent on Fountain Square in Cincinnati. We served our amazing grilled cheese to the cold and hungry crowds visiting the annual outdoor holiday market. We melted hearts, and cheese, and the word quickly spread about the toasty little tent near the ice skating rink.
“We wanted to pick one thing and do it really well, and when we imagined families creating memories, grilled cheese just fit.” – Co-Founder Jenny Rachford.
We knew we were on to something unique that resonated with people from all walks of life. We had harnessed the power of bringing great ingredients together with our always ‘and’ crafted melts and homemade soups. We soon opened the first permanent location in downtown Cincinnati and quickly created a cheese-fueled frenzy. Today we share our unique recipes to fans in Tom & Chee locations across America, and it’s all because we pitched a tent!