E.A. Sween Company – Our Delicious Beginnings
In 1954 Earl August Sween found an ad in the Wall Street Journal for a Stewart Sandwich Franchise. In 1955 Earl closed the deal and started Stewart Sandwiches in Bloomington, Minnesota. From our humble start, the company expanded to Duluth, MN and then into Iowa, Wisconsin, the Dakota’s, Wyoming and Montana over the next decade. In 1967, the company moved to its current Eden Prairie location and opened a new 20,000 square foot facility. This new facility included a voluntary USDA office.