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Swensons to open new location in Boardman

Get ready, Swensons fans. The Akron-based burger chain is expanding once again.

BOARDMAN, Ohio — Swensons is expanding its burger brand once again with a new location coming soon to Boardman.

Construction is now officially underway at the new location at 1247 Boardman Poland Road, which is just south of Youngstown near the Pennsylvania border. Swensons hosted a construction kickoff event Monday. It will become the Akron-based burger chain’s 19th drive-in restaurant.

Most recently, Swensons opened their newest location back on Jan. 31 along Brookpark Road in Brooklyn.

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Here's a sneak peek at the construction site of their new location in Boardman:

Posted by Swensons Drive-In Restaurants on Monday, March 14, 2022

Best known for its Galley Boy -- a double cheeseburger smothered in two homemade sauces and topped with a green olive -- Swensons has been ranked among the best burger spots in America.

It's even 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."

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Editor's note: Video in the player above was originally published in a previous Swensons story featuring LeBron James on Aug. 14, 2019.

But did you know Swensons also has a secret menu? We have details of the special food options HERE.

"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."

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