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Sonic Drive-In is mainly known for its retro theme and fast food. Their menu has an option of breakfast, snacks, chicken, combos, frozen zone and drinks. They were also ranked 14th in QSR Magazine’s rankings of the top 50 quick-service. A good meal will cost $4 there.
Apart from the menu, I will also tell you about the franchise details, contact information and nutritional breakdown of the items present on the Sonic Drive-In menu. But first, let’s know a little about Sonic Drive-In history.
History of Sonic Drive-In
Sonic Drive-In (also known as Sonic) is an American drive-in fast-food restaurant chain founded by Troy Smith Sr. on June 18, 1953. The first Sonic Drive-In store was opened in Shawnee, Oklahoma, the U.S. In 1953, Troy with his business partner opened a steak restaurant. In the starting weeks, the restaurant was making around $700 per week with the sales of root beer, hamburgers, and hot dogs. After seeing these profits, Troy Smith Sr. continued to work alone.
In Louisiana, Troy saw a Drive-In where people were ordering through speakers, while carhops were used to deliver food to the cars. After seeing this, Smith borrowed some cars from his friend to establish a drive-in system. Sales were almost tripled due to this strategy. Due to this success, Smith partnered with Charles Woodrow Pappe (an entrepreneur) and opened the first franchised store of Sonic Drive-In, leading to a never-ending success.
But on September 25, 2018, Inspire Brands acquired this Oklahoma-based fast-food restaurant chain. Inspire Brands is the same brand that operates Arby’s and Buffalo Wild Wings. Sonic Drive-In is one of the most popular fast-food restaurants with over 3,500 locations as of 2021.
In 202, Sonic introduced a more efficient drive-in system with wider drive-thru lanes and a wider layout for car docks. Due to this more efficient system, the brand has also increased its sales in 2020 by over 21% generating an overall revenue of $5.7 billion. This is a significant rise when we compare it to the brand’s revenue of 2019; this is $1 billion.
Sonic Drive-In Menu Prices
Sonic Drive-In menu includes hamburgers and cheeseburgers, breakfast toaster sandwiches, french fries, onion rings, and chili and corn dogs. Their menu also features drinks and desserts items like slushes, milkshakes, and soft drinks, banana splits and sundaes.
It is due to their fast and friendly service that Sonic Drive-In has become one of the biggest drive-in restaurant brands in the US. One of the best thing about Sonic is that they continuously try to update their menu according to their customers’ needs.
Customers usually drive into a Sonic restaurant’s covered drive-in stall, give their food and drinks orders via an intercom speaker system, and drive on to the designated car spaces. The restaurant’s carhops then deliver their food, so there’s no need for you to get out of the car. That is the reason why they also are known as “America’s drive-in”.
The Sonic Drive-In menu prices are also very reasonable as compared to its competitors. You can also get the weekly deals on your mobile by signing up for their text message service. So without more waiting, let’s check out the latest Sonic Drive-In menu with prices.
|Ultimate Meat & Cheese Breakfast Burrito||$5.89|
|SuperSONIC® Breakfast Burrito||$5.89|
|Brioche Breakfast Sandwich||$4.79|
|Cinnabon Cinnasnacks – with Cream Cheese Frosting||$3.89|
|French Toast Sticks (4 Pieces)||$4.29|
Snacks & Sides
|Mozzarella Sticks – with Marinara||$4.29|
|Handmade Onion Rings||$4.19|
|Ched R Peppers||$4.99|
|Tots or Fries with Chili & Cheese||$3.89|
|Tots or Fries||$1.79|
|Jumbo Popcorn Chicken: Regular Jumbo Popcorn Chicken®||$3.89|
|Tree Top Apple Sauce||$1.69|
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A la Carte Entrées
|SuperSONIC® Double Cheeseburger||$7.49|
|SuperSONIC® Bacon Double Cheeseburger||$8.49|
|Bacon Cheeseburger TOASTER®||$7.49|
|6″ All-American Dog||$2.69|
|6″ Chili Cheese Coney||$2.69|
|6″ New York Dog||$3.19|
|6″ Chicago Dog||$3.49|
|6″ Original Pretzel Dog||$3.19|
|6″ Cheesy Bacon Pretzel Dog||$3.79|
|Footlong Quarter Pound Coney||$5.09|
|Regular Jumbo Popcorn Chicken®️||$5.99|
|Classic Grilled Chicken Sandwich||$7.59|
|Classic Crispy Chicken Sandwich||$7.39|
|Boneless Wings – 6 Pieces||$6.29|
|Boneless Wings – 12 Pieces||$12.19|
|Boneless Wings – 24 Pieces||$22.39|
|Crispy Tenders (3 pc)||$4.99|
|Crispy Tenders (5pc)||$6.39|
|Jr. Breakfast Burrito||$1.79|
|Jr. Deluxe Cheeseburger||$1.79|
|Quarter Pound Double Cheeseburger||$3.49|
|Crispy Tender Sandwich||$2.59|
|Tots or Fries (Small)||$1.79|
|Soft Drink (Small)||$1.79|
|Iced Tea (Small)||$1.79|
|Green Tea (Small)||$1.79|
|Famous Slush (Small)||$1.89|
|Real Ice Cream Sundae||$2.99|
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|SONIC® Cheeseburger Combo||$10.39|
|SuperSONIC® Double Cheeseburger Combo||$11.19|
|SuperSONIC® Bacon Double Cheeseburger Combo||$11.99|
|Bacon Cheeseburger TOASTER® Combo||$10.99|
|Philly Cheesesteak Combo||$11.19|
|All-American Coney Combo||$6.89|
|Chili Cheese Coney Combo||$6.89|
|New York Dog Combo||$7.49|
|Chicago Dog Combo||$7.59|
|Cheesy Bacon Pretzel Dog Combo||$7.59|
|Original Pretzel Dog Combo||$6.39|
|Footlong Quarter Pound Coney Combo||$8.99|
|Jumbo Popcorn Chicken® Combo: Regular Jumbo Popcorn Chicken® Combo||$8.79|
|Classic Grilled Chicken Sandwich Combo||$10.59|
|Classic Crispy Chicken Sandwich Combo||$10.39|
|Crispy Tenders Combo||$8.69|
|Crispy Tender Dinner + Drink||$9.89|
|Boneless Wings Combo – 6 Pieces||$10.39|
|Breakfast Burrito Combo||$6.99|
|Ultimate Meat & Cheese Burrito Combo||$8.59|
|SuperSONIC® Breakfast Burrito Combo||$8.59|
|BREAKFAST TOASTER® Combo||$7.49|
|Brioche Breakfast Sandwich Combo||$7.49|
|Cinnabon Cinnasnacks® – with Cream Cheese Frosting (with Drink)||$5.49|
|French Toast Sticks (4 Pc.) with Syrup & Drink||$5.49|
Wacky Pack Kids’ Meals
|Jr. Burger Kids’ Meal||$4.69|
|Crispy Tenders (2) Kids’ Meal||$4.99|
|Grilled Cheese Kids’ Meal||$4.59|
|Beef Hot Dog Kids’ Meal||$4.69|
|Corn Dog Kids’ Meal||$4.69|
|Hand Mixed Classic Shakes||$3.39|
|Hand Mixed Master Shakes®||$3.89|
|Ice Cream Sundae||$2.99|
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Ultimate Drink Stop
|All Natural Lemonade||$3.39||$5.39||$4.39||$4.89|
|Frozen Lemonades & Limeades||$2.29||$3.49||$2.79||$3.19|
|Green Mountain® Hot Coffee Regular (16 oz.)||$1.89||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Green Mountain® Iced Coffee||$1.99||$3.99||$2.49||$2.99|
|Minute Maid® Orange Juice||$1.99||N/A||$2.29||N/A|
|Limeades with Fresh Limes||$1.99||$3.59||$2.69||$3.29|
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Sonic Drive-In Secret Menu
Similar to other famous fast-food chains, Sonic Drive-In also has its secret menu. There are burgers, sandwiches and salads that you’ve never heard of. So if you want to know more about all the standout items that you can get from the secret menu of Sonic Drive-In, then check out the list mentioned below.
1) Sonic Sunrise– If you want to explore some new flavours, then this Sonic Sunrise should definitely be your next pick. This drink is a unique combination of cherry limeade and orange juice that will definitely entice your taste buds with a sweet and tangy taste.
2) Grilled Ham and Cheese– This sandwich is 100% made for those of you who think that a normal grilled cheese sandwich isn’t good enough. Between the bread slices and cheese, there are crispy slices of ham present. To enjoy this, all you ever need to do is ask the staff to add ham to your grilled cheese sandwich.
3) Pickle-O’s- There are people who like their meals while there are others who love to eat pickles even more than their meal. For such people, Sonic has deep-fried pickles called Pickle-O’s. These are just deep-fried pickles that you can have with any dip. Earlier, these fried pickles used to be on Sonic’s regular menu, but now you can have them as a secret menu item.
4) Purple Sprite– Somehow, people at Sonic managed to make Sprite even more awesome than ever. No! I’m not kidding. Sprite at Sonic tastes and looks better. It has a kind of sweet and sour taste and also, it is purple in colour. This purple sprite is a combination of sprite, Powerade, lemonade, and cranberry juice.
5) Made-to-order Burger– You can also have a burger at Sonic. But the best part about this burger is that it is made according to your needs. You can use any patties, toppings or souces you can find and the staff of Sonic will make the burger just as you’ll tell them.
6) Frito Pie– After eating Frito Pie at Sonic Drive-In, you’ll forget most of the starters that you have ever had. This dish is just Fritos mixed with melted cheese and some chili. In order to get this Frito Pie, just ask the staff for some melted cheese and spice on Fritos.
7) Dr Pepper Orgasm– The name might seem a little awkward, but this drink is just a combination of Dr Pepper, Powerade, and lemonade. This drink is something that you’ll never regret.
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How To Order From Sonic Drive-In Online
We all can agree from the fact that due to Covid-19, we prefer ordering food online more than going to the restaurant and eating it there. I really hope that this situation will change in the coming time but if you are someone who wants to order food from Sonic Drive-In online, then there are plenty of ways for you to do it.
You can order food from any of your favourite food delivering services like Doordash, UberEats or GrubHub or you can visit Sonic’s official website and select the order now option. Just select your nearest location and select the food that your nearest location is delivering (sometimes some of the food items on their menu are unavailable).
After selecting the food, select your payment option and your food will be delivered at your doorsteps within no time.
What People Say About Sonic Drive-In And My Honest Review
While Sonic may seem like an excellent restaurant, people tend to have mixed reviews regarding the fast-food drive-in giant. If you look at any website like TripAdvisor or Yelp, you will not prefer to visit Sonic Drive-In because people haven’t had a wonderful experience there.
I never have visited Sonic before. So before visiting, I thought to check some online reviews to some opinions of other people, like what people love to eat there and what they don’t recommend there. But after looking at the reviews, I got confused and the only question I had in my mind was- Should I visit Sonic or not?
The reason behind this was most of the reviews were negative. Many people were complaining about their food and I read some complaints regarding their service as well. Many people have to wait for minutes for their orders and many people have also stated that they haven’t got any response from their staff while ordering food. It seems like Sonic’s staff is uninterested in getting new orders.
While many people also complained about the food that they received. Flavorless burgers, large and cold fries, over-priced coffee, non-melting ice-cream, degraded the quality of hot dogs has been degraded and even reviews that’ll completely change your mind if you are planning to visit Sonic Drive-In.
But when I visited Sonic Drive-In, my overall experience was pretty fine. I ordered a classic SuperSonic double cheeseburger, a 6″ cheesy bacon pretzel dog, their famous tater tots and a hand-mixed Sonic shake. It took me around 7 to 8 minutes to get my order, but everything was so delicious that I decided to visit Sonic again. I admit that the service was a little slow but to be honest, it was worth the wait.
So my opinion on Sonic Drive-In is that is a good drive-in restaurant, depending on the location you are visiting. Many customers who visited Sonic have bad experiences regarding food and their service, but my overall experience was fine. One of the best things about the brand is that it has tables outside, so if you are on a bike ordering from Sonic, they got you covered. So if you are planning to visit Sonic, I recommend you to go there and try some of their food.
Sonic Drive-In Nutritional Information
So if you are a diet-conscious person, then you should visit the link mentioned above to check the nutritional breakdown of the items present on the Sonic Drive-In menu.
Sonic Opening / Closing Hours
We all know that Sonic Drive-In has more than 3,500 stores all over the U.S. Almost each and every one of these restaurants has the same opening and closing times that are mentioned below.
|Monday||7:00 AM – 12:00 AM|
|Tuesday||7:00 AM – 12:00 AM|
|Wednesday||7:00 AM – 12:00 AM|
|Thursday||7:00 AM – 12:00 AM|
|Friday||7:00 AM – 2:00 AM|
|Saturday||7:00 AM – 2:00 AM|
|Sunday||7:00 AM – 12:00 AM|
These timings may vary by location. So I highly recommend you to check the Sonic store hours before visiting any of their locations.
How to Find Sonic Store Hours?
You can find Sonic’s hours by using their official store locator, Google maps or Sonic app. All of these platforms will show you the exact timing of when a particular store will open or close.
Franchise Information of Sonic Drive-In
Sonic Drive-In has over 3,500 restaurants in more than 45 states of the United States that include Arizona, Massachusetts, New York, Mexico, Texas, Dakota, Washington and more. If you want to open a Sonic Drive-In store, then this is how much it will cost you.
– For Traditional Sonic Restaurant
|TYPE OF EXPENDITURE||ESTIMATED LOW (USD)||ESTIMATED HIGH (USD)|
|Training, Travel and Living|
Expenses while Training
|Security Deposits, Impact Fees for|
Utilities, Utility Deposits, Business
License and Other Prepaid
|Miscellaneous Pre-Opening Costs||$5,000||$58,300|
|Building and Site Work||$750,000||2,300,000|
|Point of Sale System (POS) and Digital Menu Housings (POPS)||$84,200||$136,400|
|Total Estimated Initial Investment|
(excluding land costs)
|Optional – Indoor Seating||$125,000||$220,000|
– For Non-Traditional Sonic Restaurant
|TYPE OF EXPENDITURE||ESTIMATED LOW ($)||ESTIMATED HIGH ($)|
|Training, Travel and Living|
Expenses while Training
|Security Deposits, Impact Fees for|
utilities, Utility Deposits, Business
License and other Prepaid
|Miscellaneous Pre-Opening Costs||$5,000||$58,300|
|Real Estate Rent||$15,000||$48,000|
|Point of Sale System (POS) and other Technology||$43,400||$54,400|
|Total Estimated Initial Investment||$361,900||$978,700|
Sonic Drive-In Contact Information
Sonic Drive-In Corporate Office Address: 300 Johnny Bench Dr.Oklahoma City, OK73104
Sonic Drive-In Corporate Phone Number: (405) 225-5000
You can also contact the team of Sonic Drive-In by using the contact form on their website.
Facebook Page- facebook.com/sonicdrivein
Instagram Account- instagram.com/sonicdrivein/
Twitter Handle- twitter.com/sonicdrivein
YouTube Channel- youtube.com/user/sonicdrivein
Linkedin Profile- linkedin.com/company/sonic-drive-in/
Frequently Asked Questions About Sonic Drive-In
What are the famous items on the Sonic Drive-In menu?
Sonic Drive-In is mainly known for its retro theme and fast food. Their menu has an option of breakfast, snacks, chicken, combos, frozen zone and drinks. A good meal will cost $4 there.
What is Sonic’s secret menu?
Some of the popular items on the Sonic secret menu are Sonic Sunrise, Grilled Ham and Cheese, Pickle-O’s, Purple Sprite, Made-to-order Burger, Frito Pie and Dr. Pepper Orgasm.
What are the prices at Sonic?
The prices at this chain are extremely reasonable. For a combo, which includes a burger/hot dog/chicken item plus medium tots or fries and a soft drink, you’ll be charged around $5, with extra sides from as little as $1.
Are there deals at Sonic Drive-In?
You can also get the weekly deals on your mobile by signing up for their text message service.
What are the Sonic opening hours?
From Sunday to Thursday, Sonic is open from 7:00 AM – 12:00 AM and on Friday and Saturday, Sonic is open from 7:00 AM – 2:00 AM