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Iowa: Loose-Meat Sandwiches

Loose-meat sandwiches originated in 1926, when Fred Angell, a butcher from Iowa, blended spices with Midwestern ground beef to create the "Maid-Rite" sandwich. Legend has it, Fred asked a delivery man to taste the new creation, and the man declared that it was "made right!" The name stuck, and Angell opened the Maid-Rite franchise, with the loose-meat sandwich as its signature menu item.

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