SONIC®, who’s bills itself as “America’s Drive-In®,” will be opening its first Chicago location on Tuesday, May 6th, at an official ribbon cutting ceremony at 9:30 a.m. in its new uptown home at 1022 W. Wilson Avenue.
With May celebrating "National Burger Month," the burger wars in Chicago will be hotter than ever with the addition of SONIC--the popular eatery, known for its famous skating "Carhops," made-to-order fast food and 24/7 service.
The new space will feature an outside covered patio, a double drive thru, nine stalls for carside service and an indoor dining room with amenities including a fireplace and free Wi-Fi.
Be one of the first 200 people to swing by Tuesday's grand opening celebration and you will receive a free limited-edition SONIC Chicago t-shirt, and will be entered into a drawing for a chance to be one of 20 guests to win a free combo meal every week for an entire year. Plus SONIC will be providing free samples, balloons for kids and other SONIC swag.
Recently named the 11th most popular fast food restaurant in the USA by Business Insider magazine, Chicagoans will now be able to get a taste of SONIC's iconic offerings.
Popular food items on the SONIC menu include: Coneys and hot dogs; "Real Ice Cream treats" including sundaes, blasts and shakes; "Tots"; their colorful specialty drinks, slushes and #1 selling made-to-order burgers.
The SONIC chain, hopes to add 1,000 new drive-ins over the next ten years, and is actively seeking additional franchisees in Chicago.
With the uptown location finally coming to fruition, after a couple of false starts, SONIC franchisee Seth Wolken of BOOM Enterprises, LLC is glad to finally have it up and running saying “We are so thrilled to open our drive-in and introduce SONIC’s unique menu offerings and drink combinations to the Chicago community.”
Hours and information
Opening day, Tuesday, May 6, will feature a ribbon cutting ceremony at 9:30 a.m., followed by the public opening at 11 a.m. Once open SONIC will be a 24/7 operation, with the drive-in open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily and the drive-thru open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
About SONIC Drive-In
The 60-year old SONIC Drive-In, is the nation's largest drive-in restaurant chain serving more than 3 million customers daily. Nearly 90 percent of SONIC’s locations are owned by local operators. SONIC received top honors as America's "#1 burger quick service restaurant," ranking in the top 5 of all brands in the 2014 Temkin Experience Ratings report.
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