Maid-Rite Sandwich Shop (Springfield, Illinois)

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Maid-Rite Sandwich Shop
Maid-Rite Drive Thru.jpg
Maid-Rite Sandwich Shop (Springfield, Illinois) is located in Illinois
Maid-Rite Sandwich Shop (Springfield, Illinois)
Location 118 N. Pasfield St., Springfield, Illinois
Coordinates 39°48′6″N 89°39′30″W / 39.80167°N 89.65833°W / 39.80167; -89.65833Coordinates: 39°48′6″N 89°39′30″W / 39.80167°N 89.65833°W / 39.80167; -89.65833
Area less than one acre
Built 1921
Governing body private
NRHP Reference # 84001146[1]
Added to NRHP August 16, 1984

The Maid-Rite Sandwich Shop in Springfield, Illinois is one of the few remaining early Maid-Rite franchises in the United States. This specific shop claims to have the first drive-thru window in the U.S.[2] The building, along historic U.S. Route 66, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ Pearson, Rick. A Guide for the National Press, Chicago Tribune, 9 February 2007. Retrieved 1 October 2007.