Originally branded as the Top Hat Drive-In, Sonic Drive In didn’t acquire its nationally recognized name until 1959—six years after its inception in 1953. Today, the franchise operates out of 3,500 locations across the country, making it the nation’s largest chain of drive-in restaurants. Sonic Drive In specializes in made-to-order American classics, including burgers, hot dogs, milk shakes, and Ford Thunderbolts—which customers order and receive without ever having to leave their cars. Unique menu items include toaster sandwiches stacked on thick slices of texas toast as well as the brand’s signature tots and fresh limeades.
Sonic Drive In’s numerous awards include a 2011 Zagat survey ranking it among the top five fast-food restaurants in three categories: best value menu, best milk shake, and best drive-thru. The benevolent eatery has also donated more than $2 million to public schools throughout the country through Limeades for Learning, which helps to fund educational projects and retirement plans for classroom guinea pigs.
Since 1989, Play It Again Sports has been buying and selling new and used sports and exercise equipment. They are keeping sports green, recycling gently used athletic equipment into new-to-you gear. Products from brands such as Nike, Adidas, Easton, Wilson, Nautilus and Schwinn, make up each store's enormous selection of new and recycled gear, which is replenished daily with goods for a wide selection of sports that ranges from baseball, golf, soccer to lacrosse and football. Treadmills and exercise bikes equip bodies with muscular suits of armor, and pintsize and adolescent equipment arms youngsters with protective padding until they eat enough bologna to grow muscles of their own. Knowledgeable staffers man each location, ready to answer questions, arrange gear deliveries or pick-ups. To ensure their stock remains robust, they also encourage athletes to collect their lightly used gear—including bicycles—and bring it into a local store to either sell or trade.
The chefs at Francesco's Italian Bistro don't just cook up classic Italian dishes. They also orchestrate purely American entrees to create a menu full of traditional and modern pastas and pizzas. They toss noodles with savory sauces and seafood, or stuff calzones and strombolis with hearty portions of meat and cheese. Chefs also build a range of pizzas, with mix-and-match toppings that let guests customize their pies to satisfy cravings or attempt to replace a malfunctioning frisbee.
MobileCom is one of the nation’s largest authorized retailers for the new AT&T. Founded in Wilmington, Delaware in 1994, Mobile Com has grown into 4 regions, over 60 retail locations servicing over 200,000 active clients. Mobile Com has firmly established itself as one of the leading providers of AT&T cellular service.
The pasta purveyors at Naples Italian Restaurant hand-toss a cheesy menu of comestible comforts. Fill cheek pockets with an order of stuffed mushrooms, overindulged mouthfuls of cream cheese, bacon, and scallions, topped with mozzarella cheese, and baked into a bubbly golden dish that can be devoured on-site, or saved and bartered for magic beans ($6.50. Accompanied by a beer-battered tilapia fillet, the Tuscan seafood linguine brims with sautéed shrimp, onions, and fresh tomatoes in a lobster cream sauce ($15), and pork osso buco––braised in herbs and wine––drunkenly slumbers adjacent to piles of vegetables and roasted garlic mashed potatoes ($18.99). Naples Italian Restaurant also serves a sumptuous selection of pizzas such as the white pizza, with ricotta, mozzarella, broccoli, spinach, and fresh tomatoes ($11.75–$15), or the Vesuvio pizza, topped with slowly flowing channels of mozzarella and fresh tomato ($11–$13.50). Once stuffed with the saucy sustenance, wind down the rich repast with the restaurant's selection of house red or white wines, available by the glass ($4), half- or full-carafe ($7.50, $15), or vase.