Monday, September 17, 2012
Local business gives back to community during grand opening celebration.
Maid-Rite celebrated its grand opening this weekend in Waukesha by donating $500 to the Food Pantry of Waukesha County. “We are so pleased that we're able to bring Maid-Rite to Waukesha,” wrote co-owner Vance Skinner. “We continue to see repeat visits from existing fans and new ones. There is nothing like a Maid-Rite or the unique menu we carry here in the area - the response has been tremendous and its heart warming to see everything come together. We've had visitors as far away as northern Illinois. “I'm glad to be among the fans we knew existed here in our community, its part unique food and a good ole fashion Americana nostalgia... a winning combination.” Maid-Rite plans to continue working with the food pantry with a food drive …
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Owners will give a donation to the Food Pantry of Waukesha County.
Friday, August 31, 2012
Check out the top five most read stories in August on Patch.
You know what your favorite Patch stories are, but what about your neighbors? Waukesha Patch is bringing you the top five stories in August. From ladies getting muddy to a heroin bust and from the Waukesha Business Improvement District’s executive director’s resignation to a new restaurant in town, here are the most read stories on Waukesha Patch in August. Shrieking ladies of all ladies got a little dirty as they crawled through the mud, dashed over hay bales and climbed ropes during the Dirty Girl Mud Run at the Waukesha County Expo. A Sussex woman and two men are facing multiple felony charges after they allegedly sold heroin to undercover Waukesha police officers on several occasions since June. Ada Lala, 23, of Sussex, Tony …
Monday, August 13, 2012
Alderman Vance Skinner and his partner, Brendan Barrett, bring loose-meat sandwiches to the community.
Maid-Rite, a loose-meat sandwich restaurant with malts and more, opened quietly over the weekend. Alderman Vance Skinner opened the business with his partner, Brendan Barrett, because he grew up eating at the Maid-Rite franchise in Iowa. The word about the new business is already out as a line formed behind the cash register. One gentleman in line commented that he had also grown up eating Maid-Rite. The Waukesha Maid-Rite is the only one in southeastern Wisconsin; however, one exists in La Crosse. It is located at the corner of West Moreland Boulevard and Delafield Street in the same building as Starbucks. Hours Maid-Rite is open from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sundays. The phone number is …
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Alderman Vance Skinner is co-owner of franchise business that he wants to see become a community hangout. The restaurant is planned to open this summer.
Growing up in Iowa, Alderman Vance Skinner spent time with his family eating at an “eclectic” franchise restaurant, a place he described as a “community hangout” where he drank malts and ate the business’s signature loose meat sandwich. That’s one of the reasons Skinner and his partner, Brendan Barrett, plan to open a Waukesha franchise of Maid-Rite – a business that started in 1926. Skinner will handle the operations of the restaurant, which will be located at the corner of West Moreland Boulevard and Delafield Street in the same building as Starbucks. “Growing up with this product, it is something I can stand behind and actually talk about because I have eaten it for many years,” Skinner said. The two will start small for now – they plan…