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Sonic Drive In

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posted on Jan, 11 2008 @ 06:29 PM
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Ok so I live in NY, and I see commercials for Sonic drive ins regularly. The food does actually look really good. Has anyone ever been there?

Because I haven't. See despite the fact that the nearest Sonic is in Pennsylvania, they still feel a need to advertise to people on Long Island for some odd reason. Do they expect us to make a trip akin to "Harold and Kumar go to White Castle"? I've been seeing these commercials for about 2-3 years now, fairly regularly.

Why pay for advertising in an area that is nowhere near your business? Is Sonic so good that they expect people to drive and make a road trip out of it?




posted on Jan, 11 2008 @ 07:07 PM
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Wow, just last night I saw a commerical for Sonic, and got pissed because they keep showing those commericals and there isn't any of them in the state. I think they just like to tease people. :bash:

But you know once you go out of state and actually have Sonic, it's going to be horrible.



posted on Jan, 11 2008 @ 07:16 PM
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Sonic is pretty good for late night post bar fare, It's greasy and high in calories. but you get to sit there and the girl skates right up to your drivers window like they used to do in the 50s

sometimes they have really cool classic car shows at sonics.

Lots of nostalgia going to a sonic I guess. Worth driving out of state for? NOPE

but hey if your heading to PA anyway sometime might be a good time to go check it out.

radiodjguy



posted on Jan, 11 2008 @ 07:17 PM
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I used to see Sonic commericals all the time, they would drive me insane to no end and there wasn't even a Sonic around!!


But when I moved somewhere else and ate at one, I loved it. It is my favorite fast food place ever!, but probably cause of their awsome slushie drinks.. hehe

Then I moved again, and I miss it now that there isn't one around here..



-Minnie




[edit on 11-1-2008 by minnie]



posted on Jan, 11 2008 @ 07:20 PM
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The majority of the time they dont wear skates, although they get paid more if they are willing to skate.


They have a wide selections of drinks and ice cream type crap, their food kinda sucks to be honest, but I rather it there than mcdonalds.



posted on Jan, 11 2008 @ 07:42 PM
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The food at Sonic is pretty good, a little bit pricier than the average burger but higher quality. And yes, they do skate up to the cars, at least in the one in Post Falls, ID.

One night, however, I saw t.v. ad about free rootbeer floats at Sonic. Well to make a long story short we drove there and they didn't give us all free floats, kinda pissed me off. oh well



posted on Jan, 11 2008 @ 08:17 PM
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I don't know what they put in their food, but I have never eaten food at a Sonic that I didn't barf up about 45 minutes after eating it. Doesn't matter what I try on the menu, it always makes me puke. (this is at any Sonic I have eaten at both, in Arizona and Louisiana.)

My boyfriends daughter in law manages one in our local town and is always asking why we never go there. I am frankly running out of excuses short of telling her that the food is disgusting!

None of her employees wear skates, and if they even smile when they bring your food to you, you are lucky!

Sonic is nasty!



posted on Jan, 11 2008 @ 11:39 PM
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Haha, thats funny that you should bring that up. I always see sonic comercials at home too but the nearest sonic is some 60 miles away.

me and my friends thought this was funny



posted on Jan, 12 2008 @ 01:07 AM
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Just a lil history of Sonic

Troy Smith from Oklahoma was a WW2 veteran coming back from
the war when he decided to start his own restaurant. He tried 3
different types and failed before he came upon the idea of the
drive-in with car hops to serve food. This idea was also used as a basis
for the restaurant in the classic TV show "Happy Days" however
they didn't use the name of Sonic. So in 1953 Sonic Drive-In was born.

As far as the OP's question as to why they advertise in an area where
there is no Sonic's. It's simple really. Sonic is a franchise based
chain. A New York entrepreneur can purchase a franchise and open
up their own Sonic in areas where there is not one, including New York.
So basically it's really advertising Sonic's food but to get enough support
and interest in a new area that folks will want a Sonic in that area and
somebody will buy a franchise and build one in that area. So I think
it has to do more with the business end instead of the food end.
It's called expansion projects and grows an already booming
fast food style of food.

I have eaten there many times and my favorites from there are
the Foot-Long Dog and the Chili Cheese Fries. From my recollection,
Sonic is the only national fast food stop where I can get both at the
same place. And I am very grateful for that combination even if I have
to spend a few extra nickels to get it that way. Besides the service isn't
that bad either as I'm always inclined to look at the nice looking female
car hops who bring me the food. They also bring me a tray that
can attach to my driver window which holds all my food.

I love Sonic's food and style and I am in no way affiliated with them
but a regular customer whenever I get the opportunity.

So if you're in New York and don't have a Sonic, I'd suggest it to be
a good investment to start your own Sonic Franchise as even in a
recession, people are still gonna eat fast food wherever they go.
Locals and just people passing through.

Hope that clears it up



posted on Jan, 15 2008 @ 10:09 AM
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I too am bombarded with sonic commercials, the nearest one is like two hours away. I like their food, it is a whole lot better then burger king or mcdonalds, but I am not driving two hours for it. I think simonsays hit it on the head, when you go to search for sonics you type in zip code and city, so I am sure that goes into some data base that interested franchise owners can look at. It most likely has more to do with that then taking a long trip, also when they get their name out and you see one when you are in an area with it, you will be more inclined to stop.

I wouldnt drive two hours, we have a far superior burger place, culvers butter burgers are where it is at.



posted on Jan, 15 2008 @ 11:19 AM
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A state with a large population, highly urbanized and there is no Sonic? WTH????

Theres a Sonic practically 2 minutes away from my house. Another is about 10 minutes away. And a few others a little farther that I know of.



posted on Jan, 15 2008 @ 11:50 AM
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It's a conspiracy I tells ya!


It looks like a few others see the commercials with no Sonic in sight.

Simonsays, I like that idea but these commercials have been on TV here for at least 3 years, don't you think they would start losing money at some point?

At least we have plenty of Checkers around here.



posted on Jan, 15 2008 @ 08:35 PM
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the ads seem to be workin purdy gud
they have got you on a forum talkin bout Sonic



posted on Jan, 16 2008 @ 12:17 AM
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I used to eat lunch at Sonic everyday in Phoenix! We dont have any here on Cape Cod yet there are commercials all the time for it.

Why do that to people??


I used to eat breakfast sometimes there too. I miss it and i miss Starbucks! The nearest one is 50 miles away from me, so i have to settle for Funking Gonuts.

Why do they do that? Its stupid.:bash:



posted on Jan, 17 2008 @ 08:40 AM
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No Starbucks? The Sonic thing makes sense to me, but I think that is the only place I have ever heard of that doesnt have a Starbucks. It seems like you could go to the most backwoods town in the country and there is a Starbucks.



posted on Jan, 17 2008 @ 08:47 AM
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Originally posted by SimonSays
reply to post by AcesInTheHole
 

the ads seem to be workin purdy gud
they have got you on a forum talkin bout Sonic



I guess your right! But ads are supposed to get you to buy things, not just want to buy 'em. :bnghd:



posted on Jan, 17 2008 @ 05:54 PM
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Wow, that must be pretty odd to live in an area with no Sonic drive-ins.

There's no shortage of them in the West. west is best.



posted on Jan, 19 2008 @ 06:57 AM
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The town will not allow many businesses in this penninsula. We dont have a Walmart either- the nearest one is almost off cape.:shk:
They wanted to put several store chains here and the town voted no. We have the mall, which has quite a few stores, then we have the mom and pop stores, and we do have KMart which could close tomorrow and i wouldnt care.
The Wampano Indians want Casinos here in Mashpee, good luck to them.



posted on Jan, 19 2008 @ 09:22 AM
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You know what's worse?

They're advertising Sonic up here in Ontario, CANADA!!!

What the heck?

We get a few Buffalo TV Stations; being so close to the border.

Here are some other (out of reach) food joints they advertise:

* Sonic
* Popeye
* Boston Pizza
* Papa John Pizza

They figure they could probably snag a few Canucks when we go across the border for business and vacation. Can't blame them for wanting extra revenues.

It's a hell-uv-a tease for us Canadians to look at thsoe scrumptious, deliicious, tasty-looking burgers, pizzas, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh....slurp.

Damn YOU YANKS!!!!!

lolololol

~Ducky~



posted on Jan, 19 2008 @ 11:59 AM
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I used to eat at Sonic at least 2 or 3 times a month when I lived in the Kansas City area but since moving back to So Cal I have only been able to find one within driving range and that's in Anaheim. I wish there were more here because I really miss those chili cheese fries and the great cherry lime-aid drinks. I guess I'll have to move to Phoenix! :bnghd:




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