"Midwest is a tough market for us," says Iowa City store owner Seth Larsen. "It's a bummer, really."
That leaves 15 stores around the country in six states: Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Oregon and Wisconsin.
Founded by Scott Jennings in 1998, when he opened the first Cheba Hut in Tempe, Arizona, the chain quickly expanded to Colorado, where it has stores in Denver, Boulder, Fort Collins and Greeley.
The company's move East has been more difficult, with the Madison, Wisconsin store the only Cheba Hut east of the Mississippi River.
Their legendary menu includes such enticing options as White Widow, Thai Stick, Kali Mist, Silver Haze, Pakalolo and the Humboldt veggie sub.