The grilled cheese sandwich is among the simplest American comfort food because of the availability and simplicity of its ingredients – melted cheese, bread and a few toppings of your choice from pepperoni, bacon and ground beef to cucumbers, spicy cherry peppers, and tomatoes. But it’s also among the trickiest to prepare because of its comfort food status – everybody has a unique memory, method and flavor profile preferred in his or her grilled cheese sandwich.
The Tom and Chee, also known as Tom+Chee, chain of grilled cheese sandwich-centric restaurants is on the right track of taking grilled cheese sandwiches beyond its comfort food status. Indeed, diners love the foods on the menu because these remind them of the comforts of home yet give them a near-gourmet experience.
Below are the latest Tom and Chee menu prices.
|Cinnamon Crunch Donut||$6.25|
|Nutty Monkey Donut||$6.44|
|Grilled Cheese Salad||$6.12|
Picked For You
|West of Philly||$8.55|
Handcrafted Grilled Cheese
|BBQ + Bacon||$8.05|
|Chicken Bacon Ranch||$8.21|
|Crunchy Garlic Chicken||$8.19|
|Classic Tomato Soup||$3.98|
Crunchy Grilled Cheese
Grilled cheese with extra crunch! We proudly serve Wisconsin cheese!
Salad and Soup
|Chicken Caesar Salad||$8.91|
|Creamy Tomato Basil||$3.62|
|Garden Grilled Cheese Salad||$9.05|
|Green Goat Salad||$9.05|
Fancy Grilled Cheese
|Hot + Spicy||$8.32|
Grilled Cheese Donuts
|The Original Grilled Cheese Donut||$4.35|
|Mac 'n Cheese||$4.27|
|Side Garden Salad||$5.00|
|Side Caesar Salad||$5.00|
|Mac and Cheese||$4.19|
The Tom+Chee success story started in a food tent set up on Fountain Square in Cincinnati, Ohio. Then and now, the owners emphasized the importance of using quality ingredients and delivering friendly customer service. The combo remains the foundation of the chain’s success.
The chain rapidly expanded its number of locations after its television exposure on ABC’s Shark Tank, which was followed by investment deals. A few of its menu items have even been featured in food-centric television shows, such as the Grilled Cheese Donut being featured on Man v. Food Nation (Travel Channel) and The Chew (ABC) as well as cited as among America’s best new sandwiches (Today).
The Tom+Chee brand has also been cited as among the “25 Brands to Watch” during the 2013 Brand Innovators Made in America Summit.
What They’re Famous For
The grilled cheese and tomato soup combo is the bestselling combo on the Tom+Chee menu for delicious reasons. By combining classic comfort food with fresh and healthy ingredients, the combo tickles the palate, satisfies the hunger and refreshes the soul like no other food can. The chain also has a flair for giving its customers unexpected twists, thus, giving them a reason to come back again and again.
Why Eat Here
The near-limitless combinations that can be created with the basic grilled cheese sandwich is the best reason for coming to the chain’s locations, especially when you find the budget-friendly Tom and Chee prices. There’s something for everyone in the restaurants, from the classic grilled cheese to the unique grilled cheese donut and the healthy Hippy Chee, a vegetarian treat. The grilled cheese combos come in both savory and sweet selections, which no other sandwich shop has offered before.
And the foods that can be ordered as accompaniments for the grilled cheese! There are tomato soups, fresh salads, and seasonal favorites like blue cheese chili and gazpacho. The restaurants are great places to find your favorite comfort food for lunch, dinner and snacks, whether you eat alone or bring your family and friends.
The Tom+Chee locations have a fast-casual service so ordering at the counter is the norm. The line can become so long it actually spills out of the restaurant’s door! Fortunately, the staff members work at a fast pace while still being very friendly and helpful, especially in terms of explaining the choices on the menu board. The helpful attitude is appreciated because there are just so many grilled cheese options to choose from that you’re likely to spend a couple of minutes deciding on your order for the day.
Diners choose from the large chalkboard menu behind the order counter, a familiar set-up to Americans who love their fast-food restaurants. If possible, you should already have a general idea about your grilled cheese combo but you will not get raised eyebrows either if you take a minute deciding on it.
You will find both pre-set and create-your-own options. The Basic Grilled Cheese is a great way to start your adventure in grilled cheese sandwich since you can build up from this point. The choices in bread and cheese are also part of the chain’s appeal but we suggest trying out the classic combination – thick-cut Texas toast and American cheese – first.
You can then upgrade to other combinations. Your choices include Fancy Grilled Cheese; BLT+Chee with slices of bacon piled high inside the toast; and Roast Beef with rye with more savory roast beef and less cheese. You can even enjoy another classic comfort food, the mac ‘n cheese, on steroids – the Grilled Mac+Cheese sandwich with thick cheesy pasta sandwiched between bread for a carbs overload.
The create-your-own grilled cheese is just as popular among diners for many reasons. You can re-create the grilled cheese of your childhood or create your new combos for new memories. Your first step is choosing from the specialty bread – hardy white and wheat berry – followed by your two choices in cheese (i.e., mozzarella, Swiss, American, smoked gouda, and blue cheese brie). You can then go crazy on the toppings, such as meats, vegetables and extras.
Of course, don’t forget the salads and soups to go with your grilled cheese sandwiches. You should also try the Grilled Cheese Donuts, a one-of-a-kind combo that sounds weird but tastes so good.
To learn more about Tom and Chee or to find a location near you, visit their website at www.tomandchee.com.