New restaurants featuring grilled cheese sandwiches coming to Houston


HOUSTON – If you love grilled cheese sandwiches, that are a little bit quirky, pretty soon you'll have a great place to hang out.

Tom + Chee started as a food tent in Cincinnati and now plans to expand to the Houston area with five stores planned for southeast Texas.

The first locations will be in Sugar Land and Katy.

Tom + Chee's menu features more than 20 sandwiches and a build-your-own grilled cheese option.

It also features three versions of tomato soup.

The restaurant was founded by two married couples and since the founders appeared on the TV show "Shark Tank" in May of 2013, the franchise has expanded rapidly.

It now has 19 stores in operation and 170 more under contract in 20 states.