SONIC Franchise Rolls into Summer with a Flurry of New Openings

Legendary drive-in franchise continues rapid national expansion with strong slate of openings in the coming months

SONIC, America’s Drive-In®, is ready to celebrate summer from coast to coast with multiple new locations slated to open in the coming months.

One of the rapid expansion’s main drivers is SONIC’s ability to enter new markets with ease. SONIC has both incredible brand awareness, due to one of the most successful television campaigns in franchise history, and a business model that is perfect for any market and climate.

Because of this flexibility, we are expanding in areas beyond our historically strong regional footprint in the South and Southwest into areas along the East Coast, West Coast and everywhere in between. And because we know what works well for one region may not work well for another, we conduct extensive research and rely on the most current data to determine the perfect site, and model, for all of our restaurants.

Soon new locations will open in the following markets:

  • Manassas, VA
  • Ellensburg, WA
  • Albany, NY

With more than a million drink combinations, delicious hand-mixed classic shakes, refreshing frozen drinks, ice cream sundaes and more, no other brand celebrates the summer season better than SONIC. The fact that the Drive-In model allows the communities we serve to enjoy the beautiful weather makes SONIC locations a natural gathering spot for students enjoying their summer break, for sports teams celebrating after a game, and for families who want to spend time with the people they love.

“SONIC is a reward for a lot of people, it’s a place where people can let loose and have fun,” says Ted Kergan, owner of 59 SONIC locations in Louisiana. “I cannot express to you how important it is that when people think of SONIC, they think of having fun. That’s something that other brands don’t give you.”

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