About this Business
From Our Editors
The dream of Sonic was first born in Shawnee, Oklahoma, in 1953, an era when drive-ins were plentiful across America. Now, more than half a century later, Sonic stands as the enduring drive-in restaurant with 3,500 locations sprinkled throughout the country. Hungry cars full of terrified passengers scramble to the drive-in locations, where they park next to speaker-equipped menu boards and order burgers, coney dogs, and frozen desserts. Carhops clad in roller skates or massive hamster balls then deliver these treats for passenger enjoyment. Customers can choose to enjoy their food while parked outside of Sonic or as they drive into the distance.