TW Garner Food Company is a third-generation family-owned and operated business in Winston-Salem, NC that makes Texas Pete® hot sauces, wing sauces and chili sauces, and the Green Mountain Gringo® line of salsas and tortilla strips.
In 1929, at the onset of the Great Depression, 17-year-old Thad Garner purchased the Dixie Pig BBQ Stand. Thad, along with his dad Sam Garner, his mom Ila Jane and his six siblings, began making and selling the barbeque sauce whose recipe he inherited with the purchase of the restaurant. Sam and three of his sons, Thad, Ralph and Harold, formed a partnership and in 1946 they incorporated TW Garner Food Company. The factory used today was constructed in 1942 on the site of the original Garner family home, and has been added to many times in succeeding years. Today the company employs about 100 people at its two warehouses and manufacturing facility in Winston-Salem.