It was on New Year's Day, 1928 when the most famous and enduring sandwich shop in the Hawkeye State's history opened its doors for the very first time.

It's a simple sandwich to make, but nearly impossible to perfect. But this small shop, found in the center of the state, has been doing just that for nearly 100 years now.

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Welcome to Taylor's Made-Rite of Marshalltown, Iowa

Credit: Soul or System Photography via YouTube
Credit: Soul or System Photography via YouTube
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According to the Notes on Iowa Website, Taylor's Made-Rite first opened on New Year's Day, 1928.

Credit: Soul or System Photography via YouTube
Credit: Soul or System Photography via YouTube
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And while it's not the first Taylor's Made-Rite in the state (That title goes to Taylor's Made-Rite of Muscatine, Iowa), it's undoubtedly the most famous.

Credit: Soul or System Photography via Youtube
Credit: Soul or System Photography via Youtube
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Who opened up the shop and what goes inside these delicious, loose meat sandwiches? Here's what Notes on Iowa has to say:

With the success of the first Maid-Rite, franchises soon followed. After paying a fee of $300, Cliff Taylor brought Maid-Rite to Marshalltown. Sourcing pickles from the Marshall Vinegar Works and buns from the Marshalltown Strand’s Bakery, Taylor’s business soon took off. The Taylor’s also added their own homemade pies to the menu which featured hamburger ground fresh daily.

-Notes on Iowa Website

To learn more about the fascinating history of Iowa's most famous sandwich shop, check out the article from Notes on Iowa.

You can also see a video on the sandwich shop in the YouTube link below.

Story Sources: Notes on Iowa Website

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