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B&G Tasty Foods will close Memorial Day weekend.

B&G Tasty Foods, an Omaha staple for 66 years known for its loose-meat sandwich, announced this past the weekend that it will close May 27.

Owner Eddie Morin said in a Facebook post that the restaurant’s last day will be Memorial Day.

“It has been an honor to serve Omaha the loosest meat in America,” the post said in part.

The Bee Gee, which is a locally famous ground beef sandwich served on a steamed bun, is based on a secret recipe. The restaurant also serves hot dogs, hamburgers, cheese frenchees and milkshakes, among other items.

A few years ago, B&G added some specialty frenchee sandwiches, and the menu still includes one: a banana Nutella version of the fried delicacy.

The restaurant plans to liquidate the space (Morin’s post said “everything is for sale,” including décor, bicycles and vintage advertisements, and furniture, too.)

Ken Bliss and Gayle Gainsforth, who were co-workers and friends based in Fremont, opened B & G Tasty Treet in 1953, which also became known as B&G Tasty Foods. The drive-in, which had carhop servers, was just west of the current location. At the time, it was on the outskirts of Omaha next to a golf course.

The restaurant moved to its current location in Beverly Hills Plaza, at 7900 West Dodge Road, in 1973.

Gainsforth and his wife, Shirley, and Bliss and his wife, Marge, worked at the drive-in, as did all of their children and some of their grandchildren. The recipes and menu served today are the same as what B&G served at the original drive-in.

The current owner, Morin, worked at the restaurant through high school and purchased it in 2009.

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