Sioux City residents Vincent and Marie Calligan had owned other businesses together, including a local tavern, but opening a restaurant was a new adventure they wanted to try – and in July 1955, they opened Tastee Inn & Out at 2610 Gordon Drive in Sioux City’s Greenville Neighborhood.
The couple dove into restaurant ownership with equal parts optimism, drive, and a genuine desire to give their community a place to grab good food and go. Marie required nothing less than perfection when it came to preparing the recipes for Tastee’s iconic favorites, setting a standard that still holds true today: the beef should always be fresh, never frozen. Our meat sauces and chili are made from scratch daily. And cheap ingredients will never be accepted as substitutions.