Claude Sparks in this undated photo at 2021 Broadway….when a day’s pay was just $2.95! Notice the unpainted knotty pine walls and the potato chips instead of French fries. Believe it or not, TT didn’t serve French fries until 1983!
Steve Woods was just 17 years old when he voluntarily signed up to serve our country. Now, thirty years later, we are happy to still see his friendly face at our counter. We are indebted to Steve and to millions of others like him who have selflessly vowed to protect the United States and the freedoms we hold dear…freedoms we often take for granted. Today, on Veterans Day, we remember and honor all who have served our country.
Folks, it’s gonna be a busy week here in KC! Whether you’re downtown at the Big 12 Tournament, NAIA, St. Patty’s Day Parade or Pub Crawl, be sure to stop in at Town Topic for a made-to-order burger or Truckstop Omelet. We’ve got two locations right next to each other, so there’s no excuse! 19th and Baltimore or our 24-hour location at 20th and Broadway. See ya there!
Chris Ulm has been coming to Town Topic since he was “eye-high” to the counter. His mom would drop him off at his grandparents’ downtown upholstery business while she went to work as a typesetter. Sometimes after work his grandparents would take Chris out to dinner. Out of all the restaurants they visited, the only one Chris vividly recalls is Town Topic on Broadway.
Fast forward twenty years. Chris took a girl named Tina to lunch for their first date – he can’t remember where they went. But their second date.…that was unforgettable. They went to Town Topic on Broadway and took seats at the counter by the window. When Tina saw the tiny burger joint, she questioned why her new beau chose it for their date. Then she tasted her double cheeseburger and onion rings…and she knew why. Nine months later, Chris and Tina were married. That was years 28 years ago.
Over the past three decades Chris and Tina have introduced countless friends, family members and clients to Town Topic. (Check out Chris’ photography at http://www.modelmayhem.com/334618). Their two sons have been eating at Town Topic since they were young, and Chris vows that if he ever has grandchildren they’ll be raised on his favorite Town Topic meal – double cheeseburger (with grilled onions, of course!), French fries and a cherry malt.
After more than fifty years of eating at Town Topic, Chris still says, “Every day is a good day at Town Topic!” We agree! Thanks Chris and Tina!
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