January 28, 2014
Tom + Chee appear on CNBC, watch their segment here
Host Joe Kernan interviewed Tom+Chee entreprenuers, Trew Quackenbush and Corey Ward on CNBC's Squawk Box
Have great grilled cheese, will travel! Trew Quackenbush and Corey Ward, the entrepreneurs behind Cincinnati's Tom + Chee continue to see their business explode, thanks in large part to their multiple appearances on ABC's Shark Tank program.
Earlier this month, they travelled to New Jersey to appear on CNBC's Squawk Box program where they joined Cincinnati native and the show's host, Joe Kernen. Here's a look at their appearance where they talked about how it all began on Fountain Square, business culture in Cincinnati, and their grilled cheese donut: Watch video
Tom + Chee were one of the Cincinnati USA Partnership's 44 announced wins during 2013. With the help of JobsOhio, they were able to ensure they obtained funding to build their new headquarters in Cincinnati. That building will also house a training facility where new franchise owners will come to learn Tom + Chee's tricks of the trade. And they look to be busy there, as the business has seen 9,000 franchise requests since their first airing on Shark Tank last spring and now have 150 stores under contract. They hope to have another 150 under contract by the end of 2015.