Retired state trooper has lines at his breakfast food truck near Newport

“The Freak” is aware of superior food stuff and where by to obtain it.

For the previous several months, he’s been telling the 5,000 people today who adhere to him on social media about his beloved breakfast place: Joey T’s Sausages & A lot more, a breakfast food truck parked Tuesdays by means of Saturdays in the lot of Fletcher Plumbing, Heating & AC near Newport.

“The Freak” is the nickname of Stefan Talabisco, also known on Fb and Instagram as Frankie Paul. 

Joe Thuet's food truck business, Joey T's,  is opened Tuesday through Saturday on E. Newport Pike and specializes in breakfast sandwiches.

The retired military services man, boxer and aggressive eater who has scarfed down hen wings at Philadelphia’s infamous and now-defunct Wing Bowl, doesn’t get paid to endorse Joey T’s. He simply just enjoys advertising and marketing and frequenting local corporations.

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And when it comes to how considerably he likes Joey T’s, “The Freak” is not freaking kidding. He puts his income exactly where his mouth is at this income-only spot.

It’s just after 8 on a clear Tuesday morning and Talabisco the moment again is in line at the food items truck at 1401 E. Newport Pike (Route 4), just throughout from Newport’s Dollar Standard, waiting for his common: two deep-fried sausage hyperlinks, a fried egg and melted cheese on a club roll. 

A sausage, egg and cheese sandwich ready to go for a customer at Joey T's on East Newport Pike.

How normally does he pay a visit to?

“If you request my wife, I come here way too considerably,” he said laughing, before admitting it really is probably two or a few instances a 7 days.

“If she asks, I say, ‘I ain’t seen him,'” reported foods truck proprietor Joe Thuet, who hands one of his most effective customers the $10 sandwich along with a hug.

You do not have to be a frequent to get special treatment at Joey T’s. Thuet treats all people like a typical.

Stefan Talabisco, of Elsmere, poses with Joe Thuet outside of Joey T's on East Newport Pike.

“Good morning,” Thuet calls out to clients as they start lining up. “Thank you for coming,” he cheerily tells a woman as she walks away with a sandwich and $1.50 cup of espresso.

Functioning a breakfast food truck is a career route Thuet, who grew up around Rates Corner, would have never ever imagined after graduating from Delcastle Complex Significant Faculty in 1987.

At that time, all he desired to do was be a part of the Delaware Point out Police. In 1989, Thuet pinned on a badge and worked in numerous departments like traffic investigations. He then took aviation lessons and spent 16 yrs flying point out law enforcement helicopters.

Joe Thuet stands outside his food truck located at 1401 E. Newport Pike.  The eatery specializes in breakfast sandwiches.

Soon after 30 years on the force, Thuet retired in December 2018. By then, he was previously pursuing an additional passion – acting. He had a talking part in M. Night Shyamalan’s 2019 thriller “Glass,” an appearance in the film “Creed II” and Tv gigs that have including the Tom Selleck cop drama “Blue Bloods.”

When the coronavirus pandemic dried up acting roles in 2020 and with far too a great deal downtime on his fingers, Thuet began thinking about Chapter 3 of his life.

He experienced a passion for breakfast and imagined a food truck serving mostly breakfast sandwiches could possibly be anything he would take pleasure in.

Eggs cook on the griddle at Joey T's on E. Newport Pike.

Thuet admits in the beginning he dragged his toes and credits close friend and mentor Pat Davison, proprietor of Delaware Propane in Smyrna, with encouraging him. 

“He stated, ‘Stop conversing about it and just do it.’ “

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