Lanford Lunch Box, Roseanne

The sitcom's coffee shop specializes in loosemeat sandwiches (similar to a sloppy joe), and it's said that Roseanne's version was loosely based on Canteen Lunch (pictured) in Ottumwa, IA.

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skamama skamama 2 years
I did frequent the above diner in Ottumwa while attending a religious college there in the late '60s. It was a favorite on date nights during my brief tenure at the school, during which I was also occasionally a "legal eagle," a kind of chaperone. It was a cheap date, and the loose-meat sandwiches were delicious but you had to protect your skirt or dress from falling hamburger bits. I'd love to have one right now.