This TT Christmas card may be from 1962, but our message for 2013 remains the same. Wishing you health, happiness, peace and prosperity this holiday season.
Monthly Archives: December 2013
KC’s Secret Santa Remembered
81 years ago today
This photo was taken 81 years ago today! Here is a young Claude Sparks at a 1932 White Castle employee Christmas banquet in Kansas City. Claude is the 4th person from the front on the left. He moved to Kansas City from Golden, Missouri and worked as a cab driver before starting at White Castle, which, of course, paved the way for him to start Town Topic Hamburgers. Claude was just 24 years old in this picture. Looks like a pretty fancy banquet!
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Vice Presidential visit to Town Topic!
No matter your political affiliation, it’s still pretty darn cool when a potential U.S. president makes an appearance at your place of business. Here’s former VP Al Gore on the presidential campaign trail at Town Topic in October, 2000. There’s 2nd generation TT owner, Gary Sparks, standing on the left side of photo in the white button down shirt, wearing glasses.
Shout out to George Motz, author, film maker and hamburger expert! George has named Town Topic as one of the 150 best burgers multiple times. He also placed us on his list of the top 25 most essential burgers in the U.S! Thanks George! His book, Hamburger America, would make a great gift for your favorite Hamburger lover. Also, watch him on Travel Channel’s Burger Land.