For Franchise Information, Call 866-529-4504
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How Much Can I Make?

Balanced dayparts, national advertising strength and operational efficiency contribute to bottom line

When you join SONIC®, you align with a 60-plus-year-old brand with national brand recognition poised for rapid growth. Our fast food franchises are expanding into new territory and still have room for expansion in existing markets.

The license fee for a traditional Sonic restaurant is $45,000, with a total investment ranging from $1.23 million to $3.53 million (excluding land). The license fee for a non-traditional Sonic restaurant is $22,500, with a total investment ranging from $356,500 to $977,300 (excluding land).

SONIC’s commitment to operational excellence, backed by our national purchasing power and brand recognition, has helped us achieve steady growth.

Consider this breakdown from Item 19 of our Franchise Disclosure Document:

For 12 months ended 12/31/18
($ in thousands)

Number of Sonic Restaurants in Group Average Gross Sales (USD) Gross Sales Range (USD) Percent of Sonic Restaurants that Attained or Surpassed the Average Gross Sales (%) Number of Sonic Restaurants that Attained or Surpassed the Average Gross Sales
Company Drive-Ins 170 1204 577 to 2,375 45 77
Franchise Drive-Ins 3316 1268 359 to 4,630 43 1,427
Total of Company Drive-Ins 3486 1265 359 to 4,630 43 1,505

Want to learn more about the potential return on a SONIC investment? Start a conversation with us about available areas and qualifications by calling 1-866-657-6642, and we’ll be happy to answer your questions.

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