Enjoying the cuisine of another country can inspire people to someday travel there, where they will undoubtedly eat a cheeseburger and immediately come home. Save yourself the trouble with today’s Groupon to Sonic, valid at locations in Hillsboro, Wilsonville, Vancouver, Washington, and on Southwest Washington Square and Southwest Pacific Highway in Tigard. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get a combo meal for two (up to a $21.36 total value), which includes the following:
- Two medium combos (up to a $6.99 value each)
- One tasty add-on (up to a $3.19 value)
- One banana split (a $3.59 value)
- For $5, you get $10 worth of burgers, hotdogs, drinks, and dessert.<p>
The speedy chefs at Sonic whip up a menu of American fare, which friendly carhops deliver directly to customers’ cars. Upon arriving at the restaurant, autos park in convenient spaces, each of which is equipped with a colorful menu board. After placing orders, diners power-relax until speedy staff delivers brown-bagged orders to driver’s side windows. Diners can opt to fuse the tastiest components together in a combo, such as SuperSonic bacon-double-cheeseburger combo or a foot-long, quarter-pound coney hotdog combo, all of which are accompanied by tots or fries and a soft drink. A tasty add-on, such as mozzarella sticks, handmade onion rings, or chili-cheese tots, bolsters the fun before a creamy banana split concludes outings on a dulcet note, much like Beethoven’s original version of the ninth symphony that ends with candy whistles.
Alternatively, diners can go for the signature Sonic burger, whose soft bun, crinkle-cut pickles, onions, lettuce, and tomato preen atop a 100% beef-patty pedestal. Tater tots toddle toward stomachs in small, medium, or large servings, and blenders whir as vanilla ice cream becomes inextricably linked to minced Oreo cookies, culminating in the Oreo Sonic blast shake.
Prices may vary by location.
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.