$6 for $12 Worth of Loose-Meat Sandwiches and Diner Fare at Maid-Rite

Princeton Business Park

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In a Nutshell

Classic American diner franchise has served loose-meat sandwiches made from fresh ground beef alongside malts, shakes & floats since 1926

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Promotional value expires Feb 28, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per table. Valid only at listed location. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Putting a man on the moon was briefly considered mankind's greatest achievement, until Neil Armstrong invented sliced bread. Savor civilization's finest creation with today's Groupon: for $6, you get $12 worth of loose-meat ground-beef sandwiches and diner fare at Maid-Rite on Mills Civic Parkway in West Des Moines.

Since 1926, the line cooks and soda jerks at Maid-Rite have slung a menu of American diner classics, including their signature loose-meat sandwiches, malts, shakes, and root-beer floats. Customers can silence grumbling stomachs with myriad variations of the free-spirited hamburger sandwich, a kind of sloppy joe, including the classic Maid-Rite ($3.19 for sandwich; $6.59 for basket of fries and large drink), the shirt-staining barbecue Texas-Rite ($3.89 sandwich; $7.29 basket), or the belief-begging Mega Philly Cheese-Rite ($6.69 sandwich; $9.98 basket). The corn dog ($2.39; $5.79 basket) carries on the century-old tradition started by corn of eating food off a stick, and the Smokin' turkey-breast dinner shows up to palate parties slathered with hot or mild barbecue sauce and accompanied by an entourage of two sides and a biscuit or bun ($8.99).

Guests can sidle up to the counter and take a dulcet trip to yesteryear with sense-memory-inducing sweets from the ice-cream shoppe, including the root-beer float ($2.89) and the chocolate malt ($2.99 regular; $3.59 large). The restaurant's '50s diner décor evokes nostalgia for a time when kids cruised to the sock hop in the Cadillac, necked at the drive-in, or played hooky to hang out at the local Soviet Union.

Customer Reviews

thank you for the coupon, the menu variety was great and your staff was very friendly
Sandy K. · March 25, 2012
The food at Maid-Rite is always fresh and tastes great. The service is awesome and your order is processed quickly. The decor is very appealing and tasteful. The staff is always courteous and friendly. I plan on going back within the next week.
Cheryl A. · February 29, 2012
Your food is great - but bring back the hot dogs and chili cheese fries!
Emily W. · February 20, 2012

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