BOARDMAN, Ohio — Editor's note: Video in the player at the top of this story was originally published in a previous Swensons story on Aug. 27, 2019.
It’s almost time...
The Galley Boy cheeseburger is making its way to Boardman as Swensons opens their newest drive-in restaurant to the public on Monday, July 18.
This comes just a few months after construction kicked off earlier this year at 1247 Boardman Poland Road, which is just south of Youngstown near the Pennsylvania border. This new location marks the Akron-based burger chain’s 19th drive-in restaurant.
Last month, Swensons was given the title of best burger in Ohio for its Galley Boy by a new nationwide list from Reader’s Digest.
“You’d be hard-pressed to find someone in Ohio who hasn’t tried a Galley Boy from Swensons Drive-In,” according to Reader’s Digest, which ranked the top burgers in all 50 states. “This double-patty burger is served on a buttery toasted bun with cheese and two secret sauces. Though the popular drive-in (with multiple locations across the state) has never shared what exactly those secret sauces are, they best resemble tartar sauce and barbecue sauce. The burger is finished off with a signature olive on a toothpick for a recognizable flair.”
Swensons is also a favorite of Akron native LeBron James.
"I get a double cheeseburger and onion rings," James previously revealed during an interview at the I PROMISE School in Akron. "And then I get a banana milkshake with real ice cream. I have a nice little feast."
Editor's note: Video in the player above was originally published in a previous Swensons story featuring LeBron James on Aug. 14, 2019.
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"The Swensons’ journey began in 1934 when Wesley T. 'Pop' Swenson started selling fresh-ground burgers to his Akron neighbors out of the back of his family station wagon," the company said. "The operation soon moved to a single hamburger stand, where it embraced the classic American drive-in model. 87 years later, the Swensons experience remains largely unchanged."