Thanksgiving is drawing near, gentle McBoners, and of course this is the time of year when we are taught to reflect on everything we have to be thankful for. This year, I choose Swensons. Swensons! Positively the greatest burger joint in the known McBoniverse.
2009 marks the 75th year that Swensons Drive-ins have been feeding hungry motorists in the greater Akron area. I can only imagine what an empty, desolate, horrible place the world must have been before 1934, when Pop Swenson started selling his slightly sweet, buttery burgers on the western edge of town. Thankfully, I didn't have to live through that. Hopefully, no one will ever have to again.
It may seem odd to gush about hamburgers when a Thanksgiving feast is on the horizon, but any Akronite living in exile will surely sympathize--once you've had Swensons, life without it hardly seems worth living. So this Wednesday at lunch, I will simultaneously be giving thanks for and devouring:
A cheeseburger with everything
A second cheeseburger with everything
A side of rings
A small mocha milkshake
Have a happy thanksgiving everyone, and don't forget to stop at your favorite burger joint* soon.
*McDonald's doesn't count