International Franchise Opportunities

Interested in bringing SONIC, America’s Drive-In® to your country?

Thank you for your interest in SONIC®. Our brand has experienced strong growth in the US and we are now looking to expand our footprint internationally. We are looking to employ two potential ownership models:

  • Area Developer – franchise partner looking to aggressively develop a geographic area
  • Master Franchisee – franchise partner looking to build out a geographic area through direct development and subsequently, sub-franchising our concept to qualified franchise operators
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Targeted Markets:

targeted-marketsIn order to better support our franchise partners, we will be focusing on the following countries during our first phase of global expansion:

  • Bahrain
  • Kuwait
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • United Arab Emirates

Minimum Qualifications:

Franchisees must not only possess the requisite business acumen, managerial skills, leadership, resources, and experience, but they must also be passionate about our concept. Some of our fundamental requirements include:

  • Currently reside in country of interest
  • Commitment to open 10+ Sonic restaurants
  • Possess experience working in restaurant or retail operations
  • Have successfully run other business concepts in the country of interest
  • Fully understand import and export regulations for your country and the U.S
  • Have a minimum of $2,000,000 working capital for this project

Meeting these minimum qualifications does not guarantee franchise approval. Products, promotions and facilities shown on this page may differ in your geographic area.

If you feel like you qualify, please begin the process below.

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International Franchise Process:

Complete Inquiry Form

Initial Phone Interview

Concept Overview

Application and Financial Review

Country Visit

Business Plan

Discovery Day

Approval and Development Agreement

Thank you for your interest in introducing SONIC to the world!

Fill out the form below to get started.

SONIC International Franchise Information

Fill out this form to register your interest in SONIC outside the US: