Is Maid-Rite still around?
Who owns Maid-Rite? Don and Polly Taylor’s daughter, Sandra Taylor Short has taken over operations of the Maid-Rite in recent years. We haven’t changed much in the last 90 years. We still grind 100% choice beef daily to ensure its quality and freshness and make ice cream from our original recipe.
What is a wet Maid-Rite? What is a Taylor’s Maid-Rite? A Taylor’s Maid-Rite is a loose meat sandwich made of finely ground hamburger. The hamburger is ground fresh daily, cooked in our cast-iron cooker, put on a bun and served with mustard, pickles and/or chopped onions. Now, after 90 years, ketchup is available on the counter!
Where did Maid-Rite start? 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.” Voila!