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Apr 17, 2009 07:07 AM

Sonic to Open in Peabody MA!!

If this should be in chains forum feel free to move this one. But according to the Lynn Item today, New England's First Sonic will open in August in Peabody MA on Rt 1 North. I am excited about this news, seen the commercials and cant wait to give them a try. Anyone been to one, is it worth the hype.


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  1. We went to one in Asheville, NC, last summer (just for their slushes, as we were heading to dinner). It seems right out of the 50s--you pull in, you order, and they bring it to your car.

    I'll be looking forward to checking it out when they open. I heard their burgers are pretty good.

    1. I used to go to one in Florida all the time! It's hit or miss, I suppose- it's still fast food, but there are some things that I loved as a poor college student! Breakfast burritos, burgers, corn dogs- but most importantly, cream pie shakes!

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      1. re: voodoocheese

        Me too!!! I thought it was awesome! I'd be excited to see Sonic in New England

        1. re: Danielle11

          I have to agree. After waiting very long hours to get in, not only did I find the food not great and my burger raw but the managment staff does not take complaints well. I would not go back

      2. I fear it may well be a disappointment: My experience is that the further a fast food chain gets from its primary region, the weaker it is. (Even my beloved Whataburgers can be iffy once you get outside of Texas -- there were several locations in Albuquerque I wouldn't set foot in.) But I get serious cravings sometimes for a foot-long coney and tots with an Ocean Water, so...yay!

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        1. re: BarmyFotheringayPhipps

          I have to agree also, take Dunkin on the west coast, a total bust. Also, with our NE winters Sonic is not too condusive to car hop service even though I'd really like to see it here.

          1. re: treb

            There are Sonics in much colder places than Peabody -- there's Sonics in Minneapolis -- and they do okay, so I don't necessarily see that as a problem.

          2. re: BarmyFotheringayPhipps

            That's a good point. I'm a big Popeyes fan, but really don't like the one in Kenmore. The White Castle in Manhattan isn't as good as the ones back in the midwest, etc.

          3. I'm gratified by this news. I get miffed by being exposed to endless annoying national-campaign TV ads for a chain I can't even try out.


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            1. re: MC Slim JB

              I was thinking the exact same thing. I went to Texas once and saw one (no time to stop) and exclaimed "Wow, they really DO exist!!:

            2. It's not deserving of 2 exclamation points but it's food. I prefer the whopper, jr for a buck or Wendy's crispy chicken sandwich for $1.29 but Sonic is ok.