E.A. Sween collage history 1970s-1980s

Family Owned Since 1955

Three Generations of
E.A. Sween

In 1955, our founder Earl August Sween, started Stewart Sandwiches in Bloomington, Minnesota. As the company entered the retail frozen sandwich business, Earl’s son, Tom E. Sween, joined the company and became president in 1974. In 1980, the relationship with Stewart Sandwiches ended, and we became E.A. Sween Company, launching the Deli Express® brand into the market. Tom E. Sween took over ownership from Earl in 1986; and in 1997, Tom E.’s son, Tom H. Sween, joined the team working in various positions across the company. In 2010, Tom H. Sween became president/COO, then became the chief executive officer (CEO) and owner of E.A. Sween Company in 2017.

E.A. Sween Company is a rarity: a third-generation, family-owned business that is still family-owned and successful. Today, we proudly make more than 80 million sandwiches each year and operate seven combined distribution center locations across the country. We are truly a team that Wins as ONE!


Providing Delicious Food for People On The Go

Our delicious brands hit the spot when you’re on the go and need to find a meal or a treat in a flash. From sandwiches and wraps to burritos or a sweet treat, E.A. Sween is proud to offer so many options that help people satisfy their hunger or cravings.

Classic Deli Sandwiches

Artisan-style Sandwiches

Sweet Treats

Authentic Burritos

Awards & Certifications

Delivering the Highest Quality Standards

FDA Approved
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