- Joined: 5/3/2004
- Location: Medford, OR
RE: The lure of Sonic, never understood it.
Sun, 04/2/06 3:37 AM
I think Sonic rocks. I have only been to the one in Reno NV., but we are supposedely getting one soon here in my neck of the woods, Southern Oregon. I will be there often, because their beverages are great. The Cherry Limeade, the Ocean Water (IIRC) flavored fountain Cokes, MMMMMM. The food I ate there was ok, average (But I'm gonna get that Frito Pie and some Onion Rings next time!) but it was by far better than McD's, our local Wendys (Who are now not hot and juicy, but dry and chewy, and the flavor reminds me of the burgers we used to get in the school cafeteria.) or A@W (which back in the days of drive ins had an order system identical to Sonics). And the menu has more options than Wendys and Mcdonalds combined!
I must address some of what has been said, and I will try to remain civil, but I really can't belive some of the people here! I mean, you are sitting in your car, looking at the menu, and there is a speaker there and a button. I have been going to drive ins since the Sixties, and most drive ins have this setup. How hard is it to figure that out, especially when I think it says press here to order. By the way, see that line of cars driving through in a line towards a pickup window, here in America we call that a drive up window, where you speak into a speaker, order the food and pick it up. Maybe some of you know what I'm talking about.
Why would I want to sit in a car? Gee, I have the option of sitting in my car, listening to my choice of music, and cleaning it up, or tcb until my food comes. Or I can go into a Fast Food Resteraunt sit on a hard plastic bench, and listen to somebodies screaming brats, or really bad elevator music, or bad top fourty radio, huffing in grease, or bleach, or some other industrial cleaner. Yeah, I would prefer to sit in my car, then to have to deal with the mess and the noise of people.
And if you guys think Michigan is bad, we have no Sonics, no Waffle Houses, no White Castle, and in the town I'm in, they recently redid the roads, putting our local Dennys and IHOP out of business. Now I'm no fan of IHOP or Dennys, but my Mom likes them, and hey, I really don't care about what I'm eating as long as it's tolerable, and I get to hang out with my Mom!!
So to the Sonic haters, I say this, eat at a gas station or a seven eleven, for those quick stop meals, or sit in a crusty Mcdonalds or Taco Bell. Try that for about two days, then go to Sonics, and tell me it's not better!