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Why no Sonics in the DC/Baltimore metro area?

Transplanted Texan Aug 26, 2010 09:46 PM

Does anyone have the answer?

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  1. monku RE: Transplanted Texan Aug 27, 2010 05:09 AM

    One just opened August 13th.
    8212 Liberty Road, Baltimore, MD


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      nickdanger RE: Transplanted Texan Aug 30, 2010 01:08 PM

      Also one in Fredericksburg, and possibly in Elkton. If you're going to Liberty Road, you'll do much better at the Up in Smoke bbq truck in the adjacent Shoppers parking lot

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      1. re: nickdanger
        Transplanted Texan RE: nickdanger Sep 3, 2010 09:24 PM

        Believe me, I'm not going to Sonic for BBQ. I've given up trying to find good Q in this neck of the woods anyway. May have to try that truck you recommend though . . . hope springs eternal!

        Fredericksburg is way too far south! We need a few Sonics around here. I'll have to check out the one in Elkton, thanks monku and nickdanger!

      2. mrbigshotno.1 RE: Transplanted Texan Aug 6, 2013 05:16 PM

        You're not missing anything, beleive me!

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          Hobbert RE: Transplanted Texan Aug 6, 2013 05:27 PM

          There are a couple in Winchester. Of course, you'd have to want to be in Winchester in the first place...

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            laststandchili RE: Transplanted Texan Aug 9, 2013 10:11 AM

            There's one south of Annapolis in Edgewater. Opened about a year ago.
            I get a fix there from time to time. Reminds me of my days in the deep south in the Army.

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              cwdonald RE: Transplanted Texan Aug 11, 2013 08:51 PM

              Its a franchise.. you have to sell a franchise and then find a place that will work for the Sonic concept which is different than a McDonalds or Taco Hell.

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                monkeyrotica RE: cwdonald Oct 21, 2013 09:46 AM

                This. Same reason there are no White Castles around DC. There are a few Krystals in southwest Virginia but nothing closer than Bristol.

              2. Tripeler RE: Transplanted Texan Aug 11, 2013 09:13 PM

                It could be that people are afraid of Sonic booms.

                1. jrvedivici RE: Transplanted Texan Aug 12, 2013 05:59 AM

                  I think there are too many wieners in DC currently to support the need for any more.

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                    Tripeler RE: jrvedivici Aug 12, 2013 04:50 PM

                    Actually, I believe NYC is the place when it comes to wieners.

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                      jrvedivici RE: Tripeler Aug 12, 2013 05:48 PM

                      Well they have one big one for sure!

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                        Tripeler RE: jrvedivici Aug 13, 2013 03:47 AM

                        Dangerously big, at that.

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                    hawkeyeui93 RE: Transplanted Texan Aug 12, 2013 05:50 PM

                    I would think you would be looking for a Whataburger long before Sonic ....

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                      Samalicious RE: hawkeyeui93 Aug 12, 2013 06:13 PM


                    2. SaraAshley RE: Transplanted Texan Oct 13, 2013 11:16 AM

                      The better question is why do they constantly air Sonic commercials in the area when there isn't one? Huge tease! I enjoy Sonic from time to time when I'm on the road and find one, but I'm almost positive it would lose 50% of its appeal for me if I had one close by to my house.

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                        James Cristinian RE: SaraAshley Oct 21, 2013 08:36 AM

                        Between the two in my neighborhood I drive by one virtually every day and it has lost 100% of it's appeal. The last time I went it was 2 years ago on a gift card and it was horrible. I'll take Whataburger, see above, any day and even Dairy Queen.

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                        jracpa RE: Transplanted Texan Oct 20, 2013 06:51 PM

                        My guess is too much crime in the area.

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                          monkeyrotica RE: jracpa Oct 21, 2013 04:52 AM

                          Actually, crime in and around DC is at a thirty-year low. Unless you're talking about white collar crime and even then, those criminals usually don't eat at Sonic.


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