This Famous Sandwich Shop In Illinois From 1920 Was America’s First Drive-Thru

There’s a famous fast-food sandwich that everyone in Illinois needs to try, and it can be found at our first drive-thru restaurant. Known as the first in the nation, this revolutionary joint is as vintage as they come. Check it out.

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Maid-Rite is located at 118 N Pasfield St., Springfield, IL 62702, and you can learn more about it on its website or Facebook page.

For more like this, check out these nine drive-in restaurants in Illinois that will make you feel nostalgic.

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