Gold Star Chili acquires grilled cheese chain Tom + Chee

Cincinnati-based Gold Star Chili has purchased grilled cheese chain Tom + Chee.

The Cincinnati chili restaurant chain acquired Tom + Chee for an undisclosed amount, Gold Star Chili CEO Roger David confirmed with WHIO news partner WCPO. The deal was finalized in late September.

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Tom + Chee, which has a location at 9328 Union Centre Blvd. in West Chester Twp., gained popularity after it appeared on reality television show SharkTank. David said Tom + Chee founders Trew Quackenbush and Corey Ward will remain involved in the future of the business.

Tom + Chee currently has locations in 14 states, including seven restaurants in Ohio.

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