Town Talk was started as a grocery store in Plainfield, New Jersey by two Czechoslovakian immigrants. In 1954, their oldest son, William Dafcik moved to Texas and opened the Town Talk Restaurant on Camp Bowie Blvd in West Fort Worth. In 1973, the restaurant property was sold and Town Talk moved to downtown and began buying and selling groceries from closeouts, insurance claims and overruns.
In 1985, Mr. Dafcik built a building on the corner of North Beach St and 1st St in East Fort Worth and this became the new home of Town Talk Foods.
In 1986, Mr. Dafcik became terminally ill and his son-in-law, Tom Potthoff, left his career in nursing to help run Town Talk. An ownership group was formed between Mr. Potthoff and the 4 children of Mr. Dafcik. Over the next 25 plus years Town Talk continued to grow and become a leader in the salvage grocery business.
In 2013, Town Talk was purchased by Tom Brown, a local salvage wholesaler who had been a trading partner with Town Talk for over 15 years.
Town Talk focuses on selling groceries at extreme discount prices. Town Talk’s goal is to provide a fun, interesting and all inclusive “treasure hunt” for all. Town Talk sells great food at incredible prices not only for people with limited budgets, but for anyone that enjoys the “hunt” for bargains.
Why do we at Town Talk do what we do?
- To earn a paycheck?
- To save people money?
- To provide a fun “Treasure Hunt” experience?
Yes, Yes, and Yes.
However, we work for a deeper and more meaningful “Why” as well.
We at Town Talk strive to provide a safe, multicultural, and multi-generational meeting place for people (customers and employees) of all cultures, sexual orientations, beliefs, ethnicities, socio-economic levels, shapes and sizes to meet, shop, be respected, appreciated and help us make our little corner of the world a better place.
Additionally, we want all people to be able to have “Real Food” to feed to their families. Eating fast food is cheap and easy. While the occasional fast food fix is fine, we don’t want people to eat all their meals in the “Fast Food Way”. Be a hero to yourself and your family by providing “Real Food” while saving money and having a great time!