Like Cooperstown for baseball players or Cleveland for aging rockers, this page is the home of our most celebrated Runzatics®. The brave. The proud. The slightly-offbeat.
If you think you can hang with these Runzatics®, submit your own Runza® story today.
Nothing brings back childhood memories of my German grammy cooking in the kitchen like an original Runza! Thanks for giving me a piece of home.
Passport to Runza Goodness! I am a frequently traveler outside the United States. While fine cuisine is on offer in places like Paris, Rome and Madrid, there is no substitute for a delicious Runza cheeseburger - fixed "the Runza Way." So Uber drivers who know me have no need to ask my destination upon pick-up at Eppley. They know the Runza drive-thru at 51st and Center beckons!
For prom this year, I made my friends go through the Runza drive thru to let me get some delicious fries. We had already had a fancy dinner, but it wouldn't have been complete without Runza fries! I put them in my clutch and ate them throughout the dance. Best date ever!
A colleague at work and I have found weekly lunches at Runza® being an essential part of our work schedule. We have done this for so long now that we are greeted on a first name basis and, if we change our 'regular meals' we're asked if we're sure that's what we wanted to order. Wonderful service, wonderful food. Love Runza®!
I love my Runza® so much, that one time while I was driving, I had to stop really fast. My Runza® almost went flying off the passenger seat, but I grabbed it just in time. Now whenever I have my Runza® in the car...I buckle it up.
Let me tell you my story as I was born in Lincoln, NE in 1949. Grew up in a house not far from the first Runza® location. Me and my gang from around the neighborhood used to play all the time at Van Dorn Park and the old Robbers Cave! One day on a ride to Pioneers Park we cruised down Hill Street on our bikes and we smelled something wonderful coming from this little white building! We swung in and parked our bikes and to our amazement discovered the best sandwich we had ever laid eyes on or tasted!! This was around 1957 and we started saving our quarters from the chores and riding to RUNZA® every week for years! Even doing this clear into high school in our cars as we were true Runza® nuts! I write this now because we visited my wife’s 95 year old mom in Sidney, NE. last week and of course we went to the Runza® there 2 times. We always, always go there at least twice when we visit her in Sidney from California where we live now!! On this visit last week I saw a picture of the first Runza® hanging on the wall there! To the left side of the picture you see a trash can and part of a picnic table! Now if you could paint in about 6 to 8 bikes parked by that trash can and 6-8 young guys sitting down at that picnic table enjoying the Runza®s and fries on a wonderful summer afternoon, then you would see what I remembered sitting in the Sidney Runza® last Thursday! Want to say thank you Runza® for a great memory! Only wish you were here in California!
Last summer my sister-in-law called as she was arriving in town from Georgia. It had been 18 months since her last visit and she was anxious to see everyone. But I believe she was more excited to visit Runza® as she asked us to meet her there before coming to our home. We understood completely!
On Sunday, September 6, we went through the drive thru at the Council Bluffs, Iowa Runza®. Our two Golden Retrievers, Wrigley and Jake, were in the back seat, and the employee who served us kindly offered them each a dog treat. We thought that was very kind of her, but the full importance of that gesture wasn't immediately clear to us. 90 minutes later, 5-year-old Wrigley had a heat stroke while we walked, and two days after that, passed away. In retrospect, the kindness of that Runza employee meant even more to us, giving a much-appreciated treat - Wrigley's very last - to a great, loving dog that'd spent his life giving to us. Thank you very much for caring enough to feed even those guests who can only pay in wagging tails.
I worked at Runza® all through high school - we won't say how long ago that was - and I still love the food!
I'm 14 years old and live near a Runza®. I can't even express my love for this restaurant. I swear, nobody loves this restaurant more than me. It's hard to put into words how I feel about Runza®. The crisp fries warm my chest when I eat them. I love them so much, if I was stranded on an island and could bring one thing, I would bring a large fry from Runza®. I'm a Runzatic®.
We spent a day driving to Loveland to go shopping. Secretly, my goal was to get my husband to Loveland so we can have a Runza extravaganza. Runza is my favorite place to eat when I visit my Grandma in Iowa. Once I found one an hour away I find excuses twice a month to get my hands on FRINGS!!! I would drive a million miles to get my Runza!
We moved to Nebraska when I was 6 and at that age who likes to eat their vegetables? Shortly after moving we found Runza in Hastings, NE and my mother proceeded to trick me into liking cabbage. Years later, when I found out I was eating vegetables I was a little shocked but couldn't be upset because I just love Runza too much to be angry! Now as a college student, I still love to eat at Runza!