Sunday, May 11, 2008

Day 3 - Springfield Trip - Maid - Rite Shop

We got a late start today. After another hearty breakfast, we lounged around, watching last nights primary election results. By the time we packed our bags and headed out, lunchtime was fast approaching.

I had read about a lunch spot in Springfield which we were eager to visit. If you have ever watched the old "Rosanne" shows, they spoke of "loose meat" sandwich shops. Maid-Rite, established back in 1924, is just such a place.
Maid Rite Sign

It is touted as the nations very first drive-thru and is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Maid Rite
Maid Rite Interior

Their loose meat sandwiches are much like sloppy joes without the tangy sauce, their french fries were excellent, but it was their renown homemade root beer that was worth the drive.
Maid Rite Meal

I am not a root beer fan myself, but this drink could easily win me over. The drink was low on carbonation, high on flavor, and as smooth as silk. I'm so glad we had the chance to visit Springfield's Maid-Rite on this trip.