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What Do You Think Of Sonic?

Sat Oct 28, 2006 11:31 pm

So I started college not too long ago. Being 110 statute miles from my house, I am being exposed to new restaurant chains, not found in my hometown (such as Tim Horton's). I am seeing a commercial for a drive-in fast-food restaurant named Sonic. The food on the commercial looked fairly good (or at least the smoothies/slushies did), and I checked out the website, and found the nearest one to be 76 statute miles from where I live. Anybody have any experiences with this chain, and should I make the trip?
 
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RE: What Do You Think Of Sonic?

Sat Oct 28, 2006 11:37 pm

Yeah, I know Sonic, they've been around here since I can remember. It's OK, but IMO not worth a 76 mile journey. Standard fast food, kind of on the greasy side. My favorite thing is the Footlong Coney Dog, but you can make a chili dog at home. Their tenderloin is too greasy to eat IMO, same with their onion rings.
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RE: What Do You Think Of Sonic?

Sun Oct 29, 2006 12:47 am

Quoting MCIGuy (Reply 1):
not worth a 76 mile journey.

Unless your desperately bored for a road trip.
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RE: What Do You Think Of Sonic?

Sun Oct 29, 2006 12:50 am


Sonic rules! Much better than Super Mario Bros
 
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RE: What Do You Think Of Sonic?

Sun Oct 29, 2006 12:56 am

I love Sonic's though none here in my neck of Ohio
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RE: What Do You Think Of Sonic?

Sun Oct 29, 2006 1:40 am

Quoting Nighthawk (Reply 3):

You beat me. Sonic rules...

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RE: What Do You Think Of Sonic?

Sun Oct 29, 2006 5:52 am

It's okay, but I wouldn't drive 76 miles for one.

I WOULD drive 76 miles for an In-N-Out burger, though. (sigh) If only I had that option. Unfortunately, the nearest In-N-Out is in either Nevada or Arizona (sigh again.) At least I got my fix earlier this month in Vegas!
 
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RE: What Do You Think Of Sonic?

Sun Oct 29, 2006 5:55 am

It's alright. But not as good as In-N-Out or White Castle.
I would drive 76 miles for WC though.

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RE: What Do You Think Of Sonic?

Mon Oct 30, 2006 4:16 am

Quoting N231YE (Thread starter):
found the nearest one to be 76 statute miles from where I live

I'm going to echo the above comments and say that while Sonic is good, it isn't worth the trip just for their food. I doubt any chain restaurant is that good.
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RE: What Do You Think Of Sonic?

Mon Oct 30, 2006 4:23 am

I'm with everyone else on this. They're good, and were an almost adequate substitute for In-n-Out when I spent several months in ABQ last year. I'll stop if I'm near one and in the mood, but I wouldn't go 76 miles just for it. They do have some pretty interesting drinks, so if you do go, don't get just get a plain soda. At minimum, have a flavor added to it.

Sonic advertisements are national; I've seen them when in Hawaii, and there are no Sonics there.
 
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RE: What Do You Think Of Sonic?

Mon Oct 30, 2006 12:42 pm

Thank you for the replies, guys.

The one thing I will drive 200 miles for: Culver's.

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The one thing I will drive 200 miles for: Culver's.

Well don't just think I'm nuts, only when I am in the vicinity of one  smile .
 
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RE: What Do You Think Of Sonic?

Mon Oct 30, 2006 1:08 pm

Much like any other fast food restaurant - not worth the effort. It's not bad, but I'd be hard pressed to drive five miles to one - forget 76.

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RE: What Do You Think Of Sonic?

Mon Oct 30, 2006 1:09 pm

I got to know them 'cause my wife is from Iowa. Wish they had them here in Northeast Ohio.
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RE: What Do You Think Of Sonic?

Mon Oct 30, 2006 10:45 pm

I miss Sonic. They used to have some around here, but the owner died and the wife didn't know what to do and everything closed up. The Cherry-Limades were awesome.
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RE: What Do You Think Of Sonic?

Mon Oct 30, 2006 11:21 pm

As has been said, Sonic is good but 75 miles to go to one is a bit extreme.

Quoting N231YE (Reply 10):
Culver's.

Mmmm....butterburgers and frozen custard. I think my arteries just got harder but who cares....oh so good.

Quoting Go3Team (Reply 13):
The Cherry-Limades were awesome.

Yes they are!
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RE: What Do You Think Of Sonic?

Tue Oct 31, 2006 12:19 am

Quoting N231YE (Thread starter):
The food on the commercial looked fairly good (or at least the smoothies/slushies did), and I checked out the website, and found the nearest one to be 76 statute miles from where I live. Anybody have any experiences with this chain, and should I make the trip?

Sonic is great! I try to visit it whenever I visit Vegas. They don't have any where I live here in California.

I love Sonic because of the drive-up style of service, which is a classic part of Americana. They still have girls that come up to your car to give you your order.

In fact, I love Sonic for that more than for the food, which is okay, in my opinion.  Smile
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RE: What Do You Think Of Sonic?

Tue Oct 31, 2006 1:04 am

Quoting Nighthawk (Reply 3):

Sonic rules indeed, I am with you on that.. Get them rings....:D

Quoting Copaair737 (Reply 7):
It's alright. But not as good as In-N-Out or White Castle.
I would drive 76 miles for WC though.

Kidding right. This may be strange but i have never been to White Castle, and it is like 3 blocks from my parents house in NY. I thought it was only that good in the movie, guess I gotta check it out.. Movie was rather funny though.
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RE: What Do You Think Of Sonic?

Tue Oct 31, 2006 1:17 am

The tiny sandwiches at White Castle are keen. I've only eaten there a couple of times, but they were tasty. You can finish one off in two bites.  Smile
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RE: What Do You Think Of Sonic?

Tue Oct 31, 2006 3:47 am

Quoting N231YE (Reply 10):
The one thing I will drive 200 miles for: Culver's.

We have two of those here where I live. Closest Sonic though is in Fort Dodge, IA, which is 127 miles away. Yes, I have considered it  Wink

What I really want is Waffle House, but that is even farther away...
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RE: What Do You Think Of Sonic?

Tue Oct 31, 2006 3:52 am

I wouldn't drive 76 miles for any fast food, but when its local, Sonic is my #1 choice. Unfortunately there are none locally.

Do they still have fried pickles? Discovered those at a Sonic in Oklahoma, yum!
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RE: What Do You Think Of Sonic?

Tue Oct 31, 2006 4:14 am

Here's the end of a TwinSonic. They're OK, except when they're
old and cold. I'll bet AirCop and ANC know what I mean.  Wink



Seriously, I wish we had more places like Sonic around here. Wisconsin is absolutely devoid of decent food places, even near large cities. There aren't any:

Sonic
In-N-Out
Big Boy
Arthur Treacher's
Nathan's
Whataburger
Jack in the Box
Fatburger
Grandy's
Chick-fil-A (There might be one near Milwaukee)

All we're suck with are half-assed A&W's and the usual smattering of McDonalds, BK's, and KFC's, each duly understaffed by unmotivated high school kids who while their time by throwing french fries and chicken nuggets at each other. However, not all hope is lost for Wisconsin. It's the home of Culver's, which is pretty good.

There's a specific Whataburger that I like near my sister's home in Austin, Texas. It's on Hwy 620 in Lakeway. My order is always the same: A Triple Meat & Triple Cheese Animal Style, Fries Well Done, and a ChocoVanilla Swirl Shake. Whenever I tell her I'm going there, she shudders and wishes me good luck.

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RE: What Do You Think Of Sonic?

Tue Oct 31, 2006 4:24 am

Quoting Nighthawk (Reply 3):
Sonic rules! Much better than Super Mario Bros

That's what I thought too when I saw the thread title

Although I like Super Mario Bros better  Smile

[Edited 2006-10-30 20:25:05]
 
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RE: What Do You Think Of Sonic?

Tue Oct 31, 2006 5:13 am

If you travel a bit, fly through MSY, there is a Sonic in the airport.

Not the drive in kind unfortunately.  Wink
 
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RE: What Do You Think Of Sonic?

Tue Oct 31, 2006 5:57 am

Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 18):
Closest Sonic though is in Fort Dodge, IA, which is 127 miles away. Yes, I have considered it  

What I really want is Waffle House, but that is even farther away...

Both of us have considered the drive to Sonic, however, there is a Waffle House across the street from my university. Its alright, but I prefer IHOPs better  smile 
 
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RE: What Do You Think Of Sonic?

Tue Oct 31, 2006 9:21 am

I would go nuts if there was a Sonic Burgers up here in the D.C. Metro
area, we don't even have a Cracker Barrel. The closest one is about
50 minutes away (without significant traffic).

I grew up in San Diego and I miss In-N-Out, but I like Sonics better.
There's so much more to choose from than with In-N-Out. In fact,
I like Jack-in-the-Box better than In-N-Out. I know calling them tacos
is a stretch, but Jack's are very addictive. I usually go straight from
Lindbergh Field to the Jack's on the PCH when I land in S.D.
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RE: What Do You Think Of Sonic?

Tue Oct 31, 2006 12:55 pm

Quoting AerospaceFan (Reply 15):
They don't have any where I live here in California.

There is one in Anaheim.
 
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RE: What Do You Think Of Sonic?

Tue Oct 31, 2006 2:33 pm

Portland is finally getting one!! All I can say is: it's about freakin' time! Sonic, Del Taco and In-N-Out were where I would always try to eat when I was driving truck.

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RE: What Do You Think Of Sonic?

Wed Nov 01, 2006 1:16 am

Quoting Copaair737 (Reply 7):
But not as good as In-N-Out or White Castle.

I can't believe you made that comparison.

Anyway, Sonic isn't particularly good, though I stopped eating red meat years ago, so I am limited to their grilled chicken. Their "limeade" is a rather ghetto concoction of adding limes to diet sprite.
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RE: What Do You Think Of Sonic?

Wed Nov 01, 2006 9:11 am

I love Sonic; it's probably my favorite fast food joint...BUT I wish more of them had drive throughs...I find it annoying having to drive up and order...
 
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RE: What Do You Think Of Sonic?

Wed Nov 01, 2006 4:58 pm

Quoting N1120A (Reply 27):
Quoting Copaair737 (Reply 7):
"But not as good as In-N-Out or White Castle".

I can't believe you made that comparison.

Dude!
Even worse ! yuck 

Quoting PSA727 (Reply 24):
I like Jack-in-the-Box better than In-N-Out.


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RE: What Do You Think Of Sonic?

Wed Nov 01, 2006 5:13 pm

Quoting Hawaiian717 (Reply 25):
There is one in Anaheim.

Thanks for the tip!  Smile
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RE: What Do You Think Of Sonic?

Wed Nov 01, 2006 5:41 pm

Quoting N231YE (Thread starter):
Being 110 statute miles from my house



Quoting N231YE (Thread starter):
76 statute miles

Stuff like that reminds me for Singapore_air.
 
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RE: What Do You Think Of Sonic?

Wed Nov 01, 2006 9:57 pm

I like Sonic, used to eat there a lot when I was a student at Central Missouri State University, in Warrensburg, MO. I always liked their tater tots. They are the only fast food place I know of with tater tots. Burger King kind of has them on the breakfast menu.
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