Swensons Drive-In Opening New Oakley Location With Weeklong 'Swencinnati' Celebration

You can win free food for a year if you're one of the firsts in line.

click to enlarge Swensons Drive-In Oakley, 3628 Madison Road. - Photo: facebook.com/swensonsdrivein
Swensons Drive-In Oakley, 3628 Madison Road.

Swensons Drive-In is bringing its signature fresh-grilled burgers and 18 flavors of handspun milkshakes to Oakley, and to honor that, they’re hosting a weeklong celebration at both of their Greater Cincinnati locations.

“Swencinnati” will include free food and giveaways for free Swensons for a year at both the Oakley and Anderson Township locations. The celebration kicks off Monday, Aug. 14 with the opening of the Oakley location at 11 a.m.

The celebration will include free Swensons for a year to the first 10 cars at the Anderson Township and Oakley locations on Aug. 14, as well as one free burger or sandwich for the first 100 cars at both restaurants. All week long, customers at both locations will also receive a one-of-a-kind “Taste of Swencinnati” card that’s redeemable for a free double cheeseburger, regular shake and an order of Potato Teezers.

“When we opened our first Cincinnati location in Anderson, the world was still in the height of the pandemic, so we really didn’t have an opportunity to celebrate and engage with the Cincinnati community the way we wanted to,” Swensons CEO Jeff Flowers said in a press release. “Now, as we open our second location in the Oakley neighborhood, we want to take the opportunity to properly introduce Swensons to the Cincinnati communities we proudly serve. We can’t wait to see everyone on August 14, provide some free food and show Cincinnati what our unique ‘sprint and smile’ service looks like!”

Established in 1934, Swensons largely operates on an old-timey drive-in model, in which patrons park near the restaurant and a server takes orders at their car window. The restaurant grills all food upon order, and the server then delivers it back to the car.

In addition to the Galley Boy — the restaurant's signature double cheeseburger slathered with two sauces — Swensons is known for its milkshakes, malts, potato puffs and chili. It opened its Anderson Township restaurant — its first in the Greater Cincinnati area — in December 2021. 

Both locations are also hiring for a variety of positions.

Swensons Drive-In, 3628 Madison Road, Oakley; 491 Ohio Pike, Anderson Township. More info: swensonsdrivein.com.

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