Swenson's Drive-In originated back in 1933, when founder Wesley T. "Pop" Swenson began selling his tasty hamburgers from the back of his station wagon. He went on to open his first real shop the following year, and the rest, as they say, is history.
In the years since, the regional chain has grown to seven stores throughout Akron, Canton and Cuyahoga Falls. The cheeseburger has been voted "the best in America," and the drive-in parking lots stay packed with fans obsessed by the retro-comfort food.
Ironically, Swenson's is going back to the mobile delivery system that started it all. The restaurant has unleashed a food truck to bring its award-winning Galley Boys directly to the people.
"The demand for our catering has grown so large that we needed to go mobile," says manager Jeffrey Flowers.
The idea to purchase a food truck was intended to alleviate pressure off the existing stores, which have been pumping out burgers for special events in addition to their regular loads.
"It is challenging to prepare 200 to 400 burgers at our stores while they are in operation," notes Flowers.
And it's not just those incredible burgers: The food truck will offer the very same menu that diners have come to know and love at all the shops.
"From burgers to milkshakes — if you can get it at Swenson's, you can get it on our truck," says Flowers.
Keep tabs on the rig's whereabouts by following it on Twitter here @SwenFoodTruck.
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