Any Rockfordian who has lived outside of the Stateline for a significant amount of time knows that the feening-for- Beef-A-Roo-when-you-can't-have-it struggle is real.

When I was in college at Illinois State University, devouring a large order of Beef-A-Roo cheddar fries and a Beef and Cheddar sandwich was always on the top of my to-do list when I came home to visit.


Obviously they have to be from the Stateline, right? Either that, or Beef-A-Roo's deliciousness is far more famous that I ever realized. Shame on me.

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