The hamburger, America’s national meal, has always been served during Independence Day cookouts and the competitive-eating portion of presidential debates. Eat patriotically with today’s Groupon to Sonic. Choose from the following Chicago-area regions South, West, and Northwest. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get American fare for two (up to a $21.46 total value) that includes:
- Two combos (up to a $6.99 value each)
- One tasty add-on (up to a $3.99 value)
- One banana split (a $3.49 value)<p>
- For $5, you get $10 worth of anything on the menu.
The roller-skating staff at Sonic sidles up to cars bearing fresh American fare, ranging from coney dogs to hamburgers to onion rings. The Sonic burger simmers with a quarter-pound of pure beef nestled on a bun with your choice of toppings. Tasty add-ons include crispy, handmade onion rings, chili-cheese tots, and mozzarella sticks, covered in italian breadcrumbs and easily used as a microphone substitute to sing along with the local-weather report. Banana splits satisfy sweet teeth with a freshly peeled spear of fruit cooling under real ice cream and scrumptious toppings.
Originally opened as the Top Hat Drive-In in 1953, Sonic has grown into a burger-franchise mecca that today operates out of 3,500 locations across the country, making it the nation’s largest chain of drive-in restaurants. Sonic specializes in made-to-order American classics—including burgers, hot dogs, milk shakes, and marshmallow 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’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 their program Limeades for Learning, which helps to fund educational projects and retirement plans for classroom guinea pigs.