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Sonic Drive-In

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In 1953, Troy Smith opened a drivein restaurant in OK called Top Hat which integrated car hop service at a root beer stand. Top Hat took off and Smith and his partner Charles Woodrow Pappe changed the name and opened their official Sonic DriveIn in Shawnee, OK in 1959. With 3,500 restaurants, the Americas DriveIn chain features car stalls where customers pull up, place their order into a speaker, and when the meals ready, a staff brings the food to the vehicle. The restaurants were first started in small towns in the southwest but since expanded to 43 states across the U.S. Sonic got its name from the restaurants motto of Service with the Speed of Sound, representative on how fast the food gets delivered. Sonic cooks up an array of burgers including the Bacon Cheeseburger Toaster Sandwich served on Texas toast, coneys, hot dogs, corn dogs, chicken sandwiches, wraps, tater tots, breakfast burritos and Oreo shakes. The chain also boasts their Ultimate Drink Stop. With flavored slushies and sodas, customers can inevitable generate 398,929 combinations of beverages.
Sonic Drive-In

Restaurant Snapshot

Type:
Fast Food
US Locations:
3,500
Founded:
1953
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