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Sonic is coming!

crabtree Aug 14, 2009 06:54 PM

Massachusetts is getting its first Sonic very shortly. What's good, what's bad, and is it worth waiting for hours when it first opens?

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    Cathy RE: crabtree Aug 14, 2009 07:02 PM

    The beverages are great. Limeade everything, slushies, shakes.

    If you get a hamburger or breakfast sandwich, get it on Texas Toast. Nothing is horrid, but nothing is craveable...except maybe tots,since I can't seem to get them unless I buy and cook myself.

    Not worth the wait during the day when it first opens. We had a queue of 60+ cars in the staging area the third Sunday. It will be open at 0530 and there won't be a staging area needed until about 10 a.m. about 4 weeks after opening. When it is so terribly busy, things take time to cook and everyone is frazzled.

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      Honeychan RE: Cathy Aug 14, 2009 07:05 PM

      Cathy's right: Beverages are good to great, but NOT worth the crazy lines that i'm hearing a Sonic gets when they open a new one.

      The food's bland and greasy, really good "kid friendly" type of stuff. There's more than a few in Vegas, and I only go when the line's reasonable and to get a limeaide or slushie.

    2. Uncle Bob RE: crabtree Aug 15, 2009 05:13 AM

      IMO there is nothing worth waiting for at Sonic.....let the new wear off...then go and see for yourself.

      Have Fun!

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        Velvet Elvis RE: crabtree Aug 15, 2009 12:20 PM

        The less people there are, the better chance you have to get what you ordered the way you ordered it, so if there is a wait for a place to park, keep on driving and come back another day. Avoid anything that is not a burger or a coney. If you can withstand the nutritional impact, and the food prep stars are aligned properly, a supersonic cheeseburger with mustard can be a glorious thing. It goes down well with a cherry limeade or a cherry vanilla Dr. Pepper.

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          RobynS RE: Velvet Elvis Aug 15, 2009 03:11 PM

          I disagree. I don't ever order a burger at Sonic. My preference is for grilled cheese or their crispy chicken sandwich on texas toast. In this area they offer things like Frito pies which are also good.

          I agree on the limeades and I love a pineapple malt on occasion.

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          dmatt RE: crabtree Aug 15, 2009 04:11 PM

          The drinks served over crushed ice in foam cups (bad for envirnoment of course) is what most people I know go for. The heart attack in a sac food is mediocre at best. I will eat just about anywhere but Sonic. The ones around KC have a 99 cent drink Happy Hour daily from 1-4pm which is nice for the Route 44 size drinks. Don't wait for more than 5 minutes for anything at Sonic or you will kick yourself.

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            Bobfrmia RE: crabtree Aug 15, 2009 10:04 PM

            They came to Des Moines a few years ago. A couple have survived in the burbs, but the last one in the city was leveled last month.
            I ate there shortly after they came here. I don't remember what I had or how it was,
            For what it's worth.

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