By the end of the 1950s, most of the American economy could be driven through, whether it was an eatery, movie theatre, or maternity ward. Hearken back to that golden age with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of drive-in eats and treats at Sonic. This Groupon is valid at six locations in Ocala, Leesburg, Dunnellon, Eustis, and Summerfield.
Sonic boasts a hunger-obliterating menu of burgers, coneys, shakes, and more—all delivered straight to your horseless carriage by graceful roller-skating carhops. Settle burger-craving stomachs with a supersonic cheeseburger ($4.19), and craft a creative meal out of sides like mozzarella sticks (five for $2.99), chili cheese tots ($2.59), ched' r' peppers' ($3.75), and onion rings ($2.29/large), which, like engagement rings, symbolize love and taste better when dipped in ketchup. Cleanse your crumb-covered palate with a Sonic signature limeade ($2.09/medium) or a slush ($1.89/medium) in any combo of classic flavors such as cherry, grape, watermelon, orange, or quantum particle, which tastes like everything yet strangely nothing. Once you've ordered from the comfy confines of your car or decommissioned lunar module, your all-American feast will arrive balanced atop the head of your roller-butler just in time to catch you tearfully singing along to "Forever Young." Customers are welcome to feast in their cars or savor their selections on Sonic's outdoor patio.
Prices may vary by location.
- This is the best place to take my northern friends when they come to Ocala. – Keith, Google Maps, 19th Avenue location
- For fast food, it is the only way to roll. Here's why we love it: decent burgers and fries. GREAT SERVICE and they actually give you napkins – Paige G., Yelp, Leesburg location, 5/17/10
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.