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SONIC, America’s Drive-In Restaurant Franchise Development Team Coming to an Industry Convention Near You in 2017

America’s Drive-In franchise seeks qualified entrepreneurs in prime markets from coast to coast

sonic franchise infographic SONIC®, America’s premier Drive-In® restaurant concept, is looking for entrepreneurs to join our growing network of franchisees as we expand from coast to coast and bring our classic menu and unique SONIC experience to fans nationwide. We made several exciting expansion announcements in 2016, such as the scheduled addition of 33 new drive-ins in the state of California over the next seven years, and we continue to bring our iconic brand to more fans in new cities.

Our development team is focused on finding the best franchisees to join our thriving brand and has a busy roster of outreach planned for the coming year.  We are kicking off 2017 by attending the 57th International Franchise Association (IFA) convention, held annually by the world’s oldest and largest organization representing franchising globally.

“A SONIC franchise is a smart choice for motivated entrepreneurs who are interested in building a business with an established, respected brand with great national franchisee support,” says Lori Osley, Senior Director of Franchise Sales for SONIC. “We’re excited about what the new year will bring and we’re looking forward to getting to know prospective franchisees during these industry events.”

SONIC Drive-In restaurants serve more than three million customers each day at more than 3,500 locations nationwide. An iconic brand with a rich heritage encompassing more than 60 years, SONIC believes in excellent customer service and developing core relationships with customers and the communities where our franchise owners operate. We are in the middle of a major nationwide expansion and joining SONIC makes more sense than ever as we set a goal of 1,000 new Drive-Ins by the end of 2024.

2017 is shaping up to be a very busy year for the SONIC development team as they identify prospective candidates to join our innovative brand with a 60-year heritage.

SONIC franchise development team is busy identifying top candidates nationwide

SONIC’s development team is busy preparing for a full calendar of outreach in the new year. In addition to January’s IFA event, they will be representing the SONIC brand at several other of the nation’s top franchise events including: the Restaurant Leadership conference; the Asian American Hotel Owners Association; the Multi Unit Franchise Conference; ICSC Recon 2017; and NABHOOD (National Association of Black Hotel Owner, Operators & Developers).

“SONIC is a national brand with more than 3,500 drive-in locations, and our entire development team is focused on expanding the brand to fans from the East Coast to the West Coast by offering a differentiated franchise concept to interested entrepreneurs in markets large and small,” says Drew Ritger, Senior Vice President of Development. “Our expanded restaurant models, such as the indoor dining design, go beyond our traditional drive-in model in order to adapt to colder climates and to reach more customers. We appeal to small town residents as well as urban customers.”

SONIC America’s Drive-In features the ever popular Two Guys ad campaign that builds brand awareness in new territories

sonic franchise Thanks to SONIC’s unforgettably quirky Two Guys advertising campaign on cable networks, we have established legions of fans in communities where we have yet to develop. Our restaurants’ five strong dayparts set us apart from typical QSR brands with fewer dayparts.  We were proudly serving breakfast all day long before it became a fad for many of our competitors.

There is plenty of available territory in metropolitan areas and suburbs nationwide. SONIC is more than an iconic brand; we are a solid franchise investment focused on the future and backed by visionary leadership, robust national advertising power and operational excellence. We are looking for experienced franchisees to join our growing team of franchisees and put SONIC restaurants on the map in all 50 states.

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