Chris Johnson was inspired by his favorite childhood foods – mac and cheese, chicken tenders, french fries, and of course grilled cheese – when he decided to open up Cheesie’s. After 14 years spent in the restaurant industry working for others, he felt it was high-time he take a leap of faith and go at it on his own. Believe us, the city of Chicago, IL is lucky for that. Since its opening in 2011, Cheesie’s has become a staple of the late night food scene throughout the Windy City. Sporting three locations, it’s now gone mobile with its own food truck that pops up at events, bringing a needed dose of decadence for cheese-loving residents.
The menu offers a good old-fashioned grilled cheese sandwich, The Classic, which is a more than respectable choice in its own right. After all, the tried-and-true mashup of bread and cheese is timeless for a reason, right? However, Cheesie’s also sells loads of epic takes on all things grilled cheese. A grilled cheese sandwich stuffed with french fries, bacon, and chives? What about one with bleu cheese crumbles, tater tots, and hot sauce? You’ll find all this and so much more here, so what are you waiting for? Get out to Cheesie’s and give these eats a try. While you can stop by a brick and mortar location in Lakeview or Wicker Park, remember that food truck? Yeah, it’s book-able, so don’t hesitate to have Cheesie’s come out and cater your next event. It’s a surefire crowd-pleaser.
The Tenderizer — A blend of cheddar and mozzarella cheese plus fried chicken tenders, bacon, and a savory tendy sauce served up between two thick slices of Texas toast. Yum.
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