I had a horseshoe at the Maid-Rite today. A little history is probably in order. The Maid-Rite claims to be the world’s first drive through restaurant. It is a tiny little restaurant just west of downtown Springfield. The place has been around forever. You can still get frosty mug root beer that they make themselves. The Maid-Rite sandwich is a loose meat sandwich on a bun wrapped in wax paper. Abe Lincoln himself may have eaten at the Maid-Rite.
You may have noticed that I didn’t specify the type of horseshoe I had. That’s because there are no choices. They have a single horseshoe on the menu. It is not a typical horseshoe in any way however. Instead of toast, they use a hamburger bun. Directly on top of the bun are the steak fries. The cheese sauce is poured on top of the fries and the Maid-Rite loose meat is spread on top of it all. Just like the Maid-Rite itself, the horseshoe is one of a kind.
The horseshoe itself was good but not great. Honestly, I think if you are going to the Maid-Rite you’d be better off sticking with their special – 2 maid-rite sandwiches, fries and a frosty home-made rootbeer.