Tom+Chee Home base: Cincinnati Key players: Corey Ward and Trew Quackenbush, cofounders First store: Cincinnati; 2010 Units open currently: 9 Growth plans: Tom+Chee from the beginning has seen franchising as a lucrative model. With nine locations open today, goals are 20 or 25 by the end of this year and more than 100 by the end of next. Given its backing from Shark Tank’s Mark Cuban and Barbara Corcoran, those goals aren’t unrealistic. Back story: Over the past decade, ...

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