The Buchtelite

Swensons Celebrates 85th Anniversary, Offers Special Customer Promotion

Swensons' original location on South Hawkins opened in 1934

By Megan Parker, Editor-in-Chief

August 5, 2019

Swensons’ story began when Wesley T. “Pop” Swenson started selling fresh-ground hamburgers from the back of his station wagon in 1934. Now, the drive-in restaurant chain is celebrating 85 years of service committed to Pop’s ideals of serving fresh food, milkshakes and crispy sides with a special c...