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Maid-rite employees line up behind the counter of the '50s style diner where special recipes and slow-smoked meat are served up in a quick-serve style.

Maid-Rite opens in downtown bringing old-fashioned flare to DL

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The newest restaurant to open its door in the Downtown Crossing, Maid-Rite Diner may be the second oldest food franchise -- second to A&W restaurants -- but many people around Detroit Lakes had never heard of it before it came to town. That includes owners Donavon and Paula Quam.

Since its opening two weeks ago though, the quick serve diner has had a line of people to the door every noon and evening.

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