Two new SONIC franchise owners discuss their upcoming restaurant openings
SONIC, America’s Drive-In®, is entering new markets across the country at a rapid clip. New openings also mean that SONIC is welcoming more entrepreneurs to our continually growing franchise family.
Two of our newest franchisees, Jerome Johnson and Steven Covey, are generating a lot of buzz around their first SONIC franchise restaurant, which is scheduled to open in Manassas, Va., later this summer.
The Prince William Times, a local newspaper in Manassas, recently interviewed Johnson and Covey and the two entrepreneurs open up about the local excitement surrounding the new opening, and much, much more.
“We know how happy people are to have a SONIC in our community, and we’re really looking forward to bringing the brand’s delicious menu items to the area,” Johnson says in the article.
Due to the colder weather that hits Manassas in the winter, Johnson and Covey took advantage of SONIC’s new indoor dining model, which has SONIC’s traditional drive-in stalls and drive-thru, but also gives guests a chance to get out of the cold and enjoy their meals inside.
When Johnson and Covey needed a special permit for their drive-thru window, they received special assistance from a source that speaks to how big the demand for SONIC in Manassas truly is:
Supervisor Pete Candland, R-Gainesville, introduced the motion, saying his teenage daughter had made a special plea for his approval before the meeting.
“She said, ‘Dad, I’ve never asked you for anything before, but even if you have to raise taxes, please approve this,’” Candland joked.
As for now, Johnson and Covey are focusing on their grand opening, which they hint will happen later this year.
‘“There might be fireworks going on,” when the drive-in makes its debut, the article states. When asked if that was a reference to the Fourth of July holiday, Covey laughed and said, ‘Maybe!’”