By the end of the 1950s, most of the American economy could be driven through, whether it was an eatery, movie theater, or maternity ward. Hark back to that golden age with this Groupon.
$8 for $16 Worth of Sandwiches, Drinks, and Frozen Treats
Burger combos start at $4.99, breakfast combos start at $3.99, 100% beef hot dogs are $1.99 each, and 20-ounce shakes are $2.79. See the full menu.
Sonic Drive In
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.
2162 NW 39th Ave.
Gainesville, Florida 32605