Maid-Rite is one of the first fast food franchises in the United States starting in Muscatine, Iowa in 1926. By the end of the 20's there were four restaurants, all of which are still open. They were one of the first chains to have a drive-up window. This location is in Qunicy, IL & has been open since 1928!
Loose meat sandwich..yum yum yum..nothing like a maid-rite! My Aunt Kathryn Herman Holst owned and operated the little Maid-Rite in Belle Plaine, IA before it closed down. Used to buy penny candy there when I was a child while staying with my cousins.
The classic Maid-Rite is a loose meat sandwich made with perfectly seasoned, tender slow-cooked ground beef served on a warm slightly sweetened bun. We have tried to replicate it for years and at long last, we have the perfect crock pot recipe and it is one to keep! If you have never tried one, run (do not walk) to your kitchen and make this!