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Ohio-based Burger Restaurant Swensons Drive-In Finally Comes To Cincinnati

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A beloved Northeast Ohio burger restaurant is finally heading to Cincinnati.

Akron-based Swensons Drive-In announced on social media last week that the longtime hamburger restaurant will soon be opening in the Queen City. The regional chain will kick off construction on Tuesday, July 20 at 491 Ohio Pike in Cherry Grove, about 15 miles east of downtown.

Founded in 1934, Swensons operates largely on an old-fashioned drive-in model, in which patrons park near the restaurant and a waiter takes orders at their car window. The restaurant grills all food to order, and the waiter then drives it back to the car.

In addition to the Galley Boy – the restaurant’s signature double cheeseburger topped with two sauces – Swensons is known for its milkshakes, malts, potato puffs and chili.

Swensons Drive-In has branches in Akron, Canton, Cleveland and Columbus. The next Cincinnati location will mark the restaurant’s first business in the southern part of Ohio.

Below, watch the WKYC-TV report to see how a Swenson Galley Boy is made.

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