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Old 04-12-10, 05:20 PM
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Re: SONIC® Drive-In ...what's it all about?

Originally Posted by kvrdave View Post
I think it is just an incredible business model. Don't offer seating and ordering inside, so you have less costs to maintain the place....and then you can charge less.
The only place that copies them is Cookout.

Mmmm... Cookout.
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Re: SONIC® Drive-In ...what's it all about?

Originally Posted by Thor Simpson View Post
Average (or below average food), great drinks. Stop in for a refreshment, but don't bother making a meal out of it.

I like a strawberry limeade.

Their breakfast burrito thing is about the only food I've enjoyed there. And tater tots, but it's hard to screw up a tater tot.

Same here. I think their commercials are some of the most enjoyable I've seen, so they get bonus points for that.
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Re: SONIC® Drive-In ...what's it all about?

Originally Posted by shaun3000 View Post
The drinks rock. First, they serve them in styrofoam cups so they stay cold for a LONG time.
the biodegradable styrofoam i hope
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Re: SONIC® Drive-In ...what's it all about?

so no ordering inside at all? do they have a standard drive-up windows or is it all the drive-in slots (which i saw constructed), where someone has to actually come out and give you the food?
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Re: SONIC® Drive-In ...what's it all about?

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What, pray tell, is milkshake base?
It's what soft serve ice cream is made out of. It comes in big plastic bags and when it's run through a soft-serve ice cream dispenser, it freezes.

My honey and I were just at Sonic for sundaes last night.
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Re: SONIC® Drive-In ...what's it all about?

I'll grab something to eat at Sonic maybe twice a year, and they still manage to fuck up my order each time I go there.

Caveat emptor!
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Re: SONIC® Drive-In ...what's it all about?

Originally Posted by scott1598 View Post
the biodegradable styrofoam i hope
No, we're talkin' American-chain-smokin'-drink-a-six-pack-a-day-and-shut-yet-face-i-got-a-gun-and-a-chainsaw-for-your-hippy-little-tree honest to goodness REAL STYROFOAM. So good, you could choke a whale with it.
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Re: SONIC® Drive-In ...what's it all about?

Originally Posted by scott1598 View Post
so no ordering inside at all? do they have a standard drive-up windows or is it all the drive-in slots (which i saw constructed), where someone has to actually come out and give you the food?
Most locations have both. Some locations even put the carhop on roller skates. A girl I went to high school with worked at our local Sonic and she wore skates back then, but that was almost 30 years ago, so the liability factor makes that less common now.
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Re: SONIC® Drive-In ...what's it all about?

Last time I went to Sonic, the girl had on roller skates.
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Originally Posted by thor simpson View Post
no, we're talkin' american-chain-smokin'-drink-a-six-pack-a-day-and-shut-yet-face-i-got-a-gun-and-a-chainsaw-for-your-hippy-little-tree honest to goodness real styrofoam. So good, you could choke a whale with it.
ahhhhhhhhhmen!
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Re: SONIC® Drive-In ...what's it all about?

People are still on rollerskates at the Sonic near my house. They have a small covered outdoor patio-type seating area, but other than that it is all just drive-in stalls and a drive-through.
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Re: SONIC® Drive-In ...what's it all about?

Originally Posted by Mad Dawg View Post
Dammit! I was there to grab lunch and passed on that one after a lot of thought. I'll have to give it a whirl.
I am not ashamed to admit I had it three nights in a row last week. It's basically a double cheeseburger with two jalapeño poppers in between the patties. Forget the chipotle mayo and get mustard instead.
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Obligatory "It's all about ME!!!!" post:


The guy in the passenger seat on those Sonic commercials is my neighbor.
Please punch him for me next time you see him, thanks.
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Re: SONIC® Drive-In ...what's it all about?

Rollerskates here, too.
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Re: SONIC® Drive-In ...what's it all about?

Fritos chili cheese wrap and tots...
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Re: SONIC® Drive-In ...what's it all about?

They have ratcheted some of their prices up so it can get expensive for fast food at times. There's a chicken club toaster sandwich that's like 5-6 bucks I think. I did discover they had a dollar menu a while back so its not that bad. Breakfast burritos are great.

I think the drinks are artificial but they toss some fruit in to make them a bit better.
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Re: SONIC® Drive-In ...what's it all about?

Originally Posted by ike0000 View Post
They have ratcheted some of their prices up so it can get expensive for fast food at times. There's a chicken club toaster sandwich that's like 5-6 bucks I think. I did discover they had a dollar menu a while back so its not that bad. Breakfast burritos are great.

I think the drinks are artificial but they toss some fruit in to make them a bit better.
is that $5-6 for sandwich only or a combo? i assume they do have combos with like sandwich, fries and drink for 1 price?

i saw on their menu online they have Diet Dr. Pepper...is that true at all locations as i have never seen regular, let alone Diet, except for the Mr. Pibb i used to get at BK back when i was a kid. i would be interested in that with the space-aged ice cubes in a big non-environmental stryofoam cup!

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Re: SONIC® Drive-In ...what's it all about?

I've had the food before and while I was addicted originally (years ago when I got it in Texas once a year), now that I can actually have it a few times a year, I don't really have it all that often.

The drinks, however, the drinks are sublime. (My favorite is a Route 44 cran-apple slush.)
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Re: SONIC® Drive-In ...what's it all about?

Originally Posted by scott1598 View Post
i saw on their menu online they have Diet Dr. Pepper...is that true at all locations as i have never seen regular, let alone Diet, except for the Mr. Pibb i used to get at BK back when i was a kid. i would be interested in that with the space-aged ice cubes in a big non-environmental stryofoam cup!
I had a Route 44 Diet Dr Pepper with vanilla at a SONIC® Drive-In earlier today for the Happy Hour price of $1.15. It was glorious.
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I had a Route 44 Diet Dr Pepper with vanilla at a SONIC® Drive-In earlier today for the Happy Hour price of $1.15. It was glorious.
so you can even get the fountain drinks flavored?...that sounds enticing.
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You can get anything you muthafuckin' want flavored.
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Re: SONIC® Drive-In ...what's it all about?

correct. You want vanilla on your tater tots? you can probably get it
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Re: SONIC® Drive-In ...what's it all about?

sonic is one of the 'fast food' places i actually look forward goin to. I normally just stick to the dollar menu (the fritos chili chese wrap is AMAZING), but i sometimes will order the chili cheese dog w/ tots or get the popcorn chicken... the drinks at happy hour is what makes the trip all worth while though
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Re: SONIC® Drive-In ...what's it all about?

Sonic is pretty friggin great when it comes to the drinks. The food is average at best though. When I used to live in upstate NY I would constantly see the commercials for Sonic and realized that there was none within 100 miles from me. Now that I'm in the Midwest there 2 within 5-10 miles. I love the happy hour 1/2 priced drinks from 2-4. I'll get a couple Route 44s for 2 bucks. Scrumptious. My constant is a Strawberry Limeade with extra Lime. I think I'm gonna go tomorrow now.
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Re: SONIC® Drive-In ...what's it all about?

Good lord man it's fast food. Just drive down there and order some. All these questions will be answered withing two minutes of being there.

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