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.
I grew up with Runza. The intersection if Park Blvd /Van Dorn...I do believe it was the first Runza in Lincoln, NE. I remember the little white shack. They would pop open the windows with a stick. Drive up the gravel road, get out, walk up to the window place you're order. Wait on the hood of you're car for the food.... you also ate it on the hood of the car . Footlong with rings and a Pepsi. Footlong came out in a white wrapper and you topped it you're self of course. The rings were always gone before anything else. This is a great childhood memory of mine. I was for sure I was dreaming the food was so wonderful. I keep the tradition going and take my kids too, not to the original of course it's in the middle of a busy intersection and we would get ran over, but believe me Runza is definitely worth it.
I used to work at Sherman Field, the baseball field just across Pioneer Blvd. from the original Runza® Hut. I ate there after every game, but I always ate hamburgers because of a childhood trauma with cooked cabbage. Several years later, I found myself in a situation at a church party where they were serving only Runzas®. In order to be "socially correct," I took half of my wife's and tried to smile as I bit into my first Runza®. What a surprise! I ate two more that night and have been eating them ever since. Now I live in Wisconsin, but I never pass up a chance to eat at least one whenever I'm in a location blessed with a Runza® Restaurant.
Runza® is by far the best restaurant out there. The food, people, service and location all tie together to make a perfect restaurant. There is a Runza® near the middle school I attended, and I can safely say I went to Runza® to get fries and ice cream almost everyday after school. Every penny and every fry was 100% worth it. Runza® you have my heart!