Where was the original Maid-Rite?

Muscatine, Iowa
The original Maid-Rite sandwich was invented during 1926 in Muscatine, Iowa. Butcher Fred Angell steamed hamburger instead of frying it and slurried in some spices. He offered one of his sandwiches to a delivery man who was so enthused that he said, “Fred, you know this sandwich is made right.”

What is the difference between a Maid-Rite and a sloppy joe?

One thing to note, a Maid-Rite is not a Sloppy Joe and can’t really compare. The only thing similar is they are both made from loose ground beef and they are both served on a hamburger bun. A Sloppy Joe is a saucy, tomato based creation while the Maid-Rite doesn’t really have a sauce.

Is Maid-Rite a franchise?

A typical Maid-Rite franchise in a leased, 1,300-square-foot facility, including the franchisee fee, equipment, millwork, inventory, furniture, fixtures and working capital, costs between $250,000 and $350,000. For a freestanding restaurant, building and land costs are additional expenditures.

Is Maid-Rite cash only?

Our drive-thru is open. We also offer call-in orders which can be paid over the phone with credit cards. If you choose not to pay over the phone, you will have to pay through the drive-thru.

How many calories is a Maid-Rite?

There are 415 calories in 1 sandwich (3.5 oz) of Maid-Rite Maid-Rite.

Where are loose meat sandwiches popular?

The sandwich is now well known throughout the Midwestern United States, and is served not only in small, local establishments but also in franchise restaurant locations such as Dairy Queen and Maid-Rite. The Wichita, Kansas-based chain Nu Way Cafe serves a version of the tavern/loose meat sandwich called a “Nu Way”.

What cut of meat is ground beef made from?

The Basics. Ground beef generally consists of the leftover trimmings from steaks, roasts and other beef cuts. At the store, labels will further specify what you’re getting. “Ground chuck” is made only with chuck trimmings, “ground round” with trimmings from the round and “ground sirloin” with sirloin bits and pieces.

How long has Maid-Rite been in business?

Serving Our Customers for Over 95 Years. In 1926, way back before Facebook, and even before TV, people just didn’t know how to waste time.

Does Maid-Rite take credit cards?