Where’s the Beef?
In a space formerly occupied by Dairy Queen on West Kearney St., a sign has gone up that says “Beefaroo.” And that sounds… fake. But it’s not! Beefaroo is an Illinois-based fast-casual chain that has been around since 1967. The menu on Beefaroo’s website shows a variety of beefy sandwiches, like sliced roast beef with melted cheese, a mushroom-Swiss burger and the surprising “olive burger” topped with green olives. Plus there are a fair amount of gluten-free options, veggie burgers, pork tenderloin sandwiches, fried chicken sandwiches, salads, soup, baked potatoes, and even a mahi-mahi sammy with a big grilled fish filet on it. Sides include fast food staples like fries and onion rings, along with cheese curds, sweet potato fries and steamed broccoli.
According to the website, there are locations in the works in both Springfield (1411 W. Kearney St.) and Branson (no street address available yet). So, have you ever been to a Beef-a-Roo? Tell us how it is!