Thom Coker and his wife Kathy are T.C. Eggington’s founders and owners. Together they have elevated their small breakfast country eatery into a legendary, award-winning and consistently top-rated Arizona dining institution.
The secret to their success? Thom likes to think it’s all due to the close, family personal touches he brings to the restaurant. “I have personally hired and trained everyone who has worked here,” says Thom. “It’s really the ultimate personal involvement we’ve committed to ourselves and T.C. Eggington’s.”
One of those employees is Dean Delgado, the head chef at T.C. Eggington’s for the last 27 years. He brings to Thom and Kathy passion about the business as well as his culinary creativity matched with a friendly, hard-working personality.
The philosophy at T.C. Eggington’s is, “The customer is always number 1; create a lasting impression, a unique, satisfying experience of great food and an accommodating and friendly staff. We look at the restaurant as entertaining at home, wanting the customers to feel comfortable and as if each and everyone is a guest in our home.”
Thom and Kathy have enjoyed the hard work and success that T.C. Eggington’s has brought forth. Both Arizona natives, Thom and Kathy have been married for 34 years and have two grown daughters, Kyndal and Ashlee. They are all ASU graduates and big Sun Devils fans!
The Coker family’s breakfast empire has grown with the opening of T.C. Eggington’s sister restaurant, Ncounter, which has been bringing craveable breakfast and lunch fare to the heart of ASU, right on Mill Avenue and 3rd Street since August 2011!