Nu Way Cafe

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NuWay Burgers
FoundedWichita (1930)
Headquarters3441 E. Harry
Wichita, Kansas, 67218
Area served
Wichita, Kansas

NuWay is a fast-food restaurant based in Wichita, Kansas. Opening July 4, 1930, the restaurant soon became famous for its loose-meat sandwiches and root beer.[1][2] The sandwiches are similar to what is known in the Upper Midwest as tavern sandwiches and the ones served at that region's Maid-Rite restaurant chain.


The original NuWay located on Douglas Avenue in Wichita, Kansas.

NuWay began serving loose-meat sandwiches in 1930. It began with one location on West Douglas on the west side of Wichita, Kansas. With the success of the location it soon grew to the size of six locations. In July 2010, Wichita's NuWay celebrated 80 years in business.[3]

In popular culture[edit]

The Roseanne television show, in later seasons, featured Roseanne and other characters owning and operating a restaurant similar to NuWay. It also featured loose-meat sandwiches served in a cafe fast-food style similar to NuWay.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Ray, Donnie (August 26, 2017). "Donnie Ray's Cookin' Loose Meat Sandwiches". The Miami News. Retrieved December 27, 2017.
  2. ^ Edge, J.T. (2005). Hamburgers and Fries. Penguin Publishing Group. p. 101. ISBN 978-1-4406-2758-3. Retrieved December 27, 2017.
  3. ^ Wilson, Bill (2010-07-01). "Wichita's NuWay Cafe turns 80 | The Wichita Eagle". Retrieved 2017-12-27.

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