Nearly half a century ago, 1963 to be exact, Carl Bonavolanto Jr. and Tony Ozzauto opened a small beef stand on 666 N. Orleans St. in downtown Chicago. The menu was simple but the recipes were one of a kind. The time and effort that went into Mama Ozzauto's beef recipe proved to be a success. As the years went on, popularity of the "Mr. Beef" sandwich grew. People would come from miles away to satisfy their hunger for a "Mr. Beef". Now owned and operated by Carl Bonavolanto III (who got into the beef business at the age of 9), the tradition lives on. The freshness of our meats, cheeses, and vegetables is the key to the continued success of Mr. Beef. Our beef is cooked and sliced fresh every day. We strive for perfection and it shows in every sandwich we make. There is only one "Original Mr. Beef". We are not affiliated with any other Mr. Beef restaurants. Which is why fifty years later we still have the #1 beef sandwich in Chicago and the Suburbs. Thanks to you, our customers, for keeping it that way.
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