LINDSBORG, KAN., July 18, 2019- Sodexo food services and Bethany College are pleased to announce the reopening of The Swedish Crown restaurant presented by Bethany College, on July 30, 2019. The restaurant, located at 121 N. Main, will be open Tuesday-Thursday from 11am-2pm and 5pm-8pm; Friday from 11 am-3 pm and 5 pm-9pm; Saturday from 9 am-3 pm and 5 pm-9 pm; Sunday from 9am-2pm and closed on Mondays. You can find the full menu at The lunch menu will be offered Tuesday through Friday. The dinner menu will be offered Tuesday through Saturday and the brunch menu will be offered on Saturday and Sundays. Call the restaurant at 785-227-8422 to make a dinner or event reservation.

The reopening follows Roy and Donice Applequist’s announcement on April 17, 2019, that they were gifting Lindsborg’s legendary downtown restaurant to Bethany College. The restaurant, originally opened in 1966, will continue to provide dishes with a Swedish flair as well as Midwest favorites.  Donice Applequist shared, “for many Kansans, Lindsborg is a favorite small town,” and believes patrons will appreciate knowing that they can enjoy great food and support the college at the same time.

A grand opening is anticipated to occur toward the end of August, after students return to campus.

Bethany College, established by Swedish Lutheran immigrants in 1881, is a college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The mission of Bethany College is to educate, develop, and challenge individuals to reach for truth and excellence as they lead lives of faith, learning, and service. Bethany connects its past, present, and future with distinctive initiatives like Swedes to Sweden, a free service-learning trip for the sophomore class to Sweden, and the Good Life Scholarship, presenting all local high school graduates with a four-year, full-tuition scholarship to the college. Bethany College is on the Web at and is located in Lindsborg, Kansas, the fine arts and crafts capital of the state.