That's hummus, cucumber, greens, tomato and cheddar on wheat. It's called the Hippy+Chee.

That's hummus, cucumber, greens, tomato and cheddar on wheat. It's called the Hippy+Chee.

Courtesy of Tom+Chee

Texas' first Tom+Chee grilled cheese restaurant is slated to open July 16 in Richardson.

This is a grilled cheese doughnut. That gooey stuff is chocolate mascarpone with strawberries and mozzarella cheese.

This is a grilled cheese doughnut. That gooey stuff is chocolate mascarpone with strawberries and mozzarella cheese.

Courtesy of Tom+Chee

D-FW is home to other grilled cheese shops (see Dallas Grilled Cheese Company in Dallas, Lee's Grilled Cheese in Fort Worth, Cheezie's Gourmet Grilled Cheese in Frisco, and food truck Ruthie's Rolling Cafe), but Richardson, specifically, didn't yet have a restaurant dedicated to the gooey sandwich. 

Sense a trend in cheesy treats? Grilled cheese sandwiches are going through a "hipster revival," The Dallas Morning News reported.

Tom+Chee is a Cincinnati-based, order-at-the-counter restaurant that's slated to open in the $1.5 billion CityLine development this summer. CityLine is located at the southwest corner of Plano Road and the Bush Turnpike and will be home to a bevy of shops, restaurants, apartments and offices.

Tom+Chee will have a small, 10-seat patio and room for about 60 people inside. The menu is mostly soup and grilled cheese. Some of the sandwiches have meat in them but many are vegetarian. A few can be made vegan.

And of course: Tom+Chee's menu includes grilled cheese doughnuts.

The varieties are more inventive than just cheese + glazed doughnut. The menu includes banana and gouda; or blueberry compote, blue cheese and lemon mascarpone; or bacon, chocolate mascarpone and mozzarella. 

The company launched in a tent next to an ice-skating rink in Cincinnati. The founders appeared on Shark Tank in 2013, and millionaire Barbara Corcoran invested in the company. Today, Tom+Chee has restaurants in more than a half-dozen states. 

The mac and cheese grilled cheese sandwich is just what it sounds like.

The mac and cheese grilled cheese sandwich is just what it sounds like.

Courtesy of Tom+Chee

1251 State Street Suite 800 Richardson. Open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week. tomandchee.com

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