By Sophie Pappas
Zionsville restaurant goers will have a new place to dine when the Cincinnati-based franchise settles in the Traders Point shopping center this year.
Known for their tomato soups and grilled cheese combinations, T+C roasts its own meats and offers an array vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. T+C also makes its sauces, spreads and dressings from scratch, including pesto made with sunflower seeds.
The restaurant serves a vegetarian Hippy+Chee, a Grilled Cheese Donut, plus more than 20 grilled cheese sandwiches, fresh salads, and three versions of tomato soup.
“We do not yet have a firm opening date, but are hoping for end of summer,” said T+C spokeswoman, Sharon Rudd.
Launched in a food tent on a public square in Cincinnati in 2009 by Trew Quackenbush, Corey Ward and their wives, T+C opened its first restaurant in 2010. Quackenbush and Wars are the winners of an investment deal on ABC’s “Shark Tank.”
“The national TV exposure has drawn more than 16,000 inquiries from potential franchisees,” Rudd said.
T+C currently has 150 stores under contract in 20 states, including 12 current locations, in Cincinnati, Columbus, Ohio, Toledo, Ohio, Louisville, Ky., Lexington, Ky., Lansing, Mich., Freehold, N.J., and Atlanta.
About Tom + Chee Traders Point
5650 W. 86th St., Indianapolis 46278