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Ohio-based Swensons Drive-In burger restaurant finally comes to Cincinnati

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A beloved burger joint from northeast Ohio is finally making its way to Cincinnati.

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

Founded in 1934, Swensons largely operates on an old-fashioned drive-in model, in which customers park near the restaurant and a waiter takes orders from their car window. The restaurant grills all the food to order, and the waiter then takes 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 Drive-In has locations in Akron, Canton, Cleveland and Columbus. The upcoming Cincinnati location will mark the restaurant’s first foray into southern Ohio.

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

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