The bananarama is a grilled cheese donut featuring caramelized banana and smoked gouda at Tom+Chee.

The bananarama is a grilled cheese donut featuring caramelized banana and smoked gouda at Tom+Chee.

Alexandra Olivia/ Special Contributor

There are a few ways to qualify how restaurant Tom+Chee found fame. Its owners appeared on Shark Tank, the TV show where Mark Cuban and his millionaire friends finance growing businesses with good ideas. Tom+Chee also made its name as the place that sells grilled cheese doughnuts

Exclusive: Look inside Texas' first Tom+Chee grilled cheese shop

Shark Tank or not, "grilled cheese doughnuts" pique's people's curiosity.

The Cincinnati-based company just announced it will open its second Texas store in Fort Worth March 2. (The first in Texas shop opened in Richardson in 2015, at the $1.5 billion CityLine development.) The Fort Worth store will be franchised by the same couple that opened Tom+Chee in Richardson.

Beyond the famous grilled cheese doughnuts, Tom+Chee specializes in a variety of grilled cheese sandwiches with tomato soup. See the menu here.

To be located at 8901 Tehama Ridge Parkway, Suite 137, Fort Worth. Hours will be Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. tomandchee.com or facebook.com/TomandCheeAlliance.

The longhorn chee is specially made for Texas locations and features smoked brisket, red onions, pickles, cheddar cheese and barbecue sauce.

The longhorn chee is specially made for Texas locations and features smoked brisket, red onions, pickles, cheddar cheese and barbecue sauce.

Alexandra Olivia/ Special Contributor
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