Opened in 1924,the Maid-Rite Sandwich Shop at 118 N. Pasfield St. is thought to be the oldest sandwich shop in continuous operation in Springfield. It also claims to have the first drive-up window in the U.S. (The window originally was walk-up; customers would eat their sandwiches while standing.)
Keith Sculle, co-author of Fast Food: Roadside Restaurants in the Automobile Age, has written that Springfield’s Maid-Rite is “a rare architectural survivor and a significant landmark.” It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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