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Miller & Paine cinnamon rolls are back. Runza National secured the rights and recipe to the famous rolls and began selling them at its Braeda stores Monday.

They are available by the dozen or as individual servings.

Runza National will put the cinnamon rolls in its Runza locations beginning Feb. 13.

Miller & Paine was a family-owned and operated department store, which originated in Lincoln in 1880. It was widely known for its restaurant and bakery specialities from 1904 to 1992.

Many of the recipes came from the family of founder J.E. Miller when they moved to Nebraska from Pennsylvania in 1879.

“Many Nebraskans recall fond memories of shopping and dining at Miller & Paine,” said Donald Everett Jr., Runza National president. “We are pleased to carry on this proud tradition.”

It’s been nearly two years since the rolls have been available in Lincoln.

Cinnamon Central at 70th and O streets had the rights and made them available at such grocery stores as Ideal and Leon’s. But owner Dan Beran closed the bakery and moved out of town.

Bob Campbell, a Miller & Paine family member, began looking for a new supplier after seeing the response to the rolls at Lincoln Woman’s Club events in 2005 and 2006.

“I don’t know who suggested Runza, but when they did I said, ‘Oh my, exactly,’” Campbell said. “They have a long history in Lincoln. I thought that would be the perfect spot.”

Campbell brought Miller & Paine baker Arnie Pederson out of retirement to teach Runza National kitchen staff  how to make the  rolls.

“There’s more to making them than just having the recipe,” Campbell said.

In other dining news:

n BBQ4U has a new home, this time with seating.

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The restaurant left its Cornhusker Highway location for a new place at 1501 Center Park Road, Suite 100, next to Road House Bar and Grill.

BBQ4U has an 80-seat dining room. It also has takeout, catering and delivery within a 2-mile radius.

For more information, call (402) 328-9012 or visit

n Brewsky’s is having its “Beer for a Year” promotion again on Super Bowl Sunday.

Each Brewsky’s location will award a winner 365 pints of Coors Light that they can redeem over the next 12 months.

No purchase is required, but the winner must be present. Patrons sign up the day of the game until kickoff.

Reach Jeff Korbelik at 473-7213 or


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