UPDATE (5/2009): This blog post (from 2005) has become a popular place to discuss Sonic Drive-In locations, particularly in New Jersey (but everywhere else, too).
Feel free to add your thoughts and Sonic Sightings below.
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Feel free to add your thoughts and Sonic Sightings below.
Trying to find a Sonic? Try Sonic's Restaurant Locator or Sonic's Trip Planner (for finding all the Sonic's along your route.
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Hi, I would like to know where can I find a closest Sonic restaurant I always get to see the ads on television and to tell you the truth it looks so good and on top of that I craved the sonic drinks because I am pregnant, please let me know where I can found one I live in New Jersey, thank you for your time, and god bless you.
I don't think they have any in New Jersy. But here's their store locator:
Whats funny is i CAME ON TO THIS SITE TI TRY AND FIND A LOCATION IN nEW JERSEY TO ONLY FIND TWO MORE COMMENTS IN REFENCE TO A JERSEY LOCATION WHY BOTHER TO TO PUT ADS ON TV AND THERES NO LOCATION CLOSE TO GO TO
I know!! i'm so pissed... i always see the ads on tv, and my girl and i always say we should find one... (i'm in new jersey) so i decide to finally look them up, maybe take a nice drive this weekend... closest one is 10 hours away!! why do they play the commercials??
I am from new jersey too and me and my husband are also extremely pissed because he loves sonic and we just saw a commercial on tv for the drinks and i decided to look for one in jersey, but then i found this site and saw all the comments from new jersey. we thought that was pretty funny that we're not the only ones looking one up. so why not build a damn sonic in new jersey???!!!
When I go to Tulsa, I make a trip to Sonic,, then I saw the ads in NJ and thought, OH BOY. to get some fried chicken and potatos from Sonic..sounds delious.
To find "NO SO" Why are we seeing the tv ads for Sonic? When is it comming to NJ?
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I hope someone can help me with this question.... how do you locate who the franchise owners are??? If you know and would like to help a mother of two prove that the father of her children is successful enough to support these children then please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello My Name Is Tiffany I Live In California And I See The Sonic Commerical All The Time. The Food Looks Really Good. I Had Taken A Trip To Visit Family In Tulare Ca. And On My Way Home I Saw A Sonic, I Just Had To Stop. The Food Was Better Then Any Fast Food Place I've Ever Eaten At. But Thats Like 3Hrs Away. So My ? Is Where Can I Found One That In The South Bay Los Angels Area?
we want sonic in new jersey!!!! i got so excited with the commercials and thought i would try to find one close, yeah VA isnt that close. so base im saying we need one in jersey.
its bad when you have a sonis in your area and you go to it and order tell the per 4 times what you want and still get the wrong thing i know i just got back from there and this has happened to me so ppl beware of fast food service!
Wow. I'm pretty suprised how many other people (that live in NJ, like myself) took the time to try to find a fricken Sonic because of those damn commercials. I wanted a smoothie so bad!! They look so yummy!! But now i realize that i would practically have to buy a plane ticket to get to one. How frustrating!! Whoever is incharge of their advertising is a jerk...and a tease! Now i'm gonna yell at the tv whenever one of those pointless commercials comes on.
Come on Sonic! South Jersey is obviously responding to your commercials! Now give us a Sonic!
Sonic is now in Pennsylvania (one step closer for us Jersey folk). I recently read that 10-15 Sonics will be opening up in the Chester/Lancaster areas throughout the summer and into the fall. One has already opened in Ephrata, PA.
WHY?!?!?!?! Why would you put CONSTANT commercials of AMAZING SONIC GOODNESS on EVERY CHANNEL on Cable in New Jersey. Its like advertising for Ski Resort Tickets on a Beach in Southern California. I want a BREAKFAST SANDWICH!!!! If any NJ-ians find a Sonic around do tell.
The folks at Sonic aren't very frugal with their advertising budget. Why advertise in a state (NJ) that doesn't have even one Sonic? The closest Sonic is 246 miles away, in Ephrata, Pennsylvania! In the meantime, if you want the drink recipes, get "Top Secret Recipes; sodas, smoothies, spirits & shakes" by Todd Wilbur. They're in the book.
For anyone in NJ who would like to find a Sonic, you can drive to Salisbury, MD, and nearer to Dover,DE to find one. Came back from Williamsburg via Rt. 13, and found two!!!!! Posted this on 5/18/06, so there's hope yet (maybe!). I agree that those commercials are a tease. Had to stop when I saw Sonic just for the experience.
From Cleveland Ohio... we all have seen the ads for all the goodies Sonic's puts out, but we have noway of getting them, we can't find one to go to. A list of the stores would be helpful.
My friends at my school took a road trip to Sonic of Oak Hill, VA in late March, 207 miles away from N. New Jersey. Three weeks later, a new Sonic opened up outside of Lancaster, PA 100 miles away. Bad luck for them, I suppose.
closest sonic (that i know of and actually been to) is in bridgeville, de off of route 13 north. i also here there's one in scranton, pa. im from nj so after all the commercials ive seen for the past 2-3 years or so, we just had to stop by. the drinks are amazing..the food is delicious..and the prices, extremely low - you get a lot for your money. go take a road trip there fellow new jerseyans..its worth the trip
So is everyone living in New York just screwed then? We have to watch all those commercials with our tongues hanging out. At least you guys in New Jersey have a shot at getting one. I'm tempted to make a phone call to the complainers line! We need our Sonic dammit!!
sonic needs to stop advertising commercials in new jersey and there isnt even one in new jersey.
yeah im from new jersey too. I am feeing for their drinks!!! why the hell do they play the comericals, I reaaly want to find a sonic! they nheed to open at least one in new jersey, damn im from paterson but ill drive down the shore to get a taste of sonic!
As it looks, we don't have a Sonic in Michigan either. We also have the commercials. Not nice Sonic. When are you coming to Michigan. Soon I hope.
screw michigan....sonic needs to come to nj first
hi, i want to know is there a sonic in N.J. because they show so many camercials for it but i never can find one. me and my family want to go there and ive heard of how good the food is and i dont understain whether there is one here or not.. and frankly it pisses me off..
love chelsea, 14 =P
XD sry chelsea again i just happened to notice other people from new jersey saying they came on here trying to locate a sonic. thats the same reason i came here and there really needs to be one in jersey they'd make tons of money off of it because so many people from here want to go there! they should stop showing so many ads for it in jersey if there isnt one here cuz its obviously not having a good effect on people!!
love chelsea, 14..again lol
All I want is a Supersonic Burger with a side of onion rings and a Sonic Blast!!!
...Then again, I'm a Sonic (the Hedgehog) fan... FROM TRENTON, NEW JERSEY!!!
I cant beleive how many New Jersey people are looking for a sonic, I too have seen the commercials and thought we would take a drive if we could find one. Guess thats not gonna happen anytime soon. But in Vineland NJ there is a Coldstone creamery, that is awesome ice cream. So if you are close, it is well worth the trip.
C. Martin NJ
Listen Folks. It's not just the Jersey folks who are craving sonic. I live in Manhattan, the one place you're supposed to find everything, and they advertise there too. But no Sonic in New York. We should all get together and collectively tell Sonic they need to open a restaurant in the North East. At least one in the tri-state area. Pleeeeease.
There's a Coldstone in Princeton too...
The Sonic restaurant should be between Trenton and Edison, along Route 1.
Im from NJ too. Those commercials really need to stop. NY and Jersey have all the same fast food places. "SONIC" make a change! If I ever eat at a sonic it better be Damn good.
I'm from Washington,DC and I too crave Sonic's after seeing all those commercials. Sonic needs to come to the Nations Capital.
can some body let me know do columbus ohio have a sonic here
We live in Florida,we watch the Sonic commercials but they never give us an Address or Phone to find out where the Restaurant is at.PLEASE tell us!!! We live in Ft. Lauderdale.
Hey. My name is Gracie.. early august my boyfriend and i drove all the way to virginia for sonic.. from jersey. 5 1/2 hour drive was well worth it cause damn that food was good.
This is hilarious -I am a jersey girl born and raised but moved to GA where my husband is from after a brief stint with insanity following 9/11. Since realizing I'd rather be attacked by a terrorist then live in GA I came back - however no SONIC :( And we are SOOOO hooked now! And those damn commercials....love the strawberry limeade with extra strawberries...and a grilled cheese...with onion rings....YUM-O!
I Lived in new jersey almost my whole life. The my mom got re-married and we all moved to arizona. My very first job was at sonic i know nothing else. It's less then a mile from my house. I've been working there for over 2 years now my problem is im going to be moving back to jersey in dec.....i have no idea where to work. So i've been trying to talk my district manager into opening a store there. I dont think its working though. And yes i do wear roller skates..i love my job i make $50-$80 in tips a day!
Oh by the way the reason you are all seeing the commercials is because they play nation wide I asked and i think everyone should call 1-866-657-6642 and tell them to open one in New jersey!! It's make soo much money somewhere by the beach!
Why doesn't some entreprenurial soul apply for a Sonic franchise in New Jersey? Clearly the demand is there.
Another guy from central NJ here who loves Sonic. We RV alot and always look for ones when we travel. Been to SC and NC Sonics. Just saw that there is one near Lancaster,PA. How long has that been there??? We're always out that way. We will be stopping in Turkey Day weekend when we're in Hershey.
Definitely need one in NJ!
Here's some news for all you central NJ folks. My wife knows alot of real estate and chamber of commerce people in Howell, and word on the street is there is an application for a Sonic on Route 9 in Howell. It's not approved yet, and folks think it will meet some opposition by residents because of traffic and other things, but I'm hopeful it will pass...keeping my fiingers crossed as we live in the next town over. There's also a nice car show every Sat. nite across the street from the proposed site.
Got hooked on Sonic while on vacation down South. Just drove by a sign that said, "Coming soon...Sonic" on Route 23 in Elverson, PA -- Does anyone know when this is going to be opening?
Wow, Elverson, that's real close to Ephrata, where there is one on Rt 222.
Its rediculous how sonic shows so many commercials in jersey yet they have to build one dont really get it..... I went to NC and tasted thhe sweet tast eof sonic and it is realy pissing me off that they have so many commercials her and no f-ing store yet! COME ON SOMEONE BUILD A DAM SONIC! THEY HAVE 3000 LOCATIONS NOT 1 IN JERSEY! THE CLOSEST ONE IS IN LANCASTER PA AND WHO THE HELL WOULD DRIVE THER JUST FOR FOOD! BUILD A SONIC OR STOP SHOWING THE COMMERCIALS HERE! STOP TEASING US IN JERSEY!
Hey all! I LOVE SONIC! and so does my boyfriend. I live in south Florida and our closest Sonic is 56 miles away. Not bad but not close either! I wanted to write to see if any one knows where i can purchase Sonic Merchandise. I'm looking for a T-shirt for my boyfriend for Christmas. -- Oh and New Jersey, If i win the lottery I'll make sure and invest in a Sonic for everybody up there! --
sonics is the BEST... whenever i go to florida i bring back bags to NJ, can't wait till we get one here!!!
Cable advertisements are not local advertisements. therefore if a company advertises on a cable network it is broadcast nationwide and therefore will reach their audience in their area. It will however also reach those outside of their area but expect most people to be reasonable enough to understand how cable broadcasting works.
There is a Sonic in Ephrata PA and they are building on in Elverson PA if that helps any of you NJ folks. But up until recently Sonic was only in places south of the mason dixon. It's a regional thing...those that are so upset should consider starting a franchise locally! I'm thrilled about the one opening in Elverson as I am addicted to Cherry Limes when we visit family in NM, now I can find one semi locally!
- friendly voice from PA offering a bit of logic and reasoning...
I have wanted to go to sonic for sooo long now after seeing all the commercials. I live in Massachusetts, though, and the closest one to us is in Ephrata, PA. I am going on a roadtrip next weekend with 4 friends from my hockey team to PA just to go to sonic...there and back in one day, because we have school on Monday. People in MA are craving Sonic too!!
Yo..where is a sonic in n.j? im in elmwood park, n.j and thye keep showing all the commercials... damn i want to try it!
They will be a new Sonics opening this month in Columbus in the Whitehall area. (E. Main Street) In front of the new Walmart.
People from NJ must be FAT...go eat a salad and quit complaining
PEOPLE THERE IS A SONIC IN NEW JERSEY..TAKE 295 TO 541 AND ITS ON 541!
Just visited the Sonic near Ephrata, PA. Waiting line to park, but it was well worth it. Food was fast, hot and goody-good! Talked to one of the franchisee's there directing traffic and he told me of a brandy new Sonic right off the PATP at Morgantown. He told me they are on a major push northward, so it shouldn't be long before you see more opening.
He did tell me also they do not produce shirts or any other kind of swap right now.
Sorry, I meant to type "swag" not swap...
Sonic on 541 in NJ? Are you sure? It's not listed on the Sonic website.
I grew up in Mt. Holly and live in Burlington, NJ where 541 runs through. There is no Sonics on 541, but wish there was! Went to Sonics in NC, while driving back from Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Food is Awesome!
Is the Morgantown Sonic already open?
10-15 Sonics in the Chester/Lancaster area? Where do you get this information? Sonic's website doesn't even list the Ephrata, PA location that has been open for a year. I live near Philly and want to know the MINUTE one opens near me! Thanks.
REALLY!!! Pretty sure people in Massachusetts like Nilla wafers and popcorn chicken too! Stop with the teases SONIC! Let us have one...we need us some Sonic...
Hello to all of you New Jersey SONIC lovers. GOOD NEWS, SONIC is finally comming to New Jersey. The first will be built is Ocean County, Waretown will be the first New Jersey site. Other Ocean County sites will follow. See Ya at the SONIN Soon....
Verifying the above comment: SONIC IS COMING. Planning on opening Summer 2007 in Waretown, NJ
that site will keep you updated as more information is available
I am new here to NJ, Voorhees area from Houston and I am having a serious crave for some Sonic ice. Not that crazy about their food but the ice is great. Going to see how close I am to those PA locations.
Yea... so it's April of 2007 and after reading several posts from back in 2005 - where's the Sonic in NJ??!!! I tried to look em up in NY and PA also - nothing within 150 miles of Paramus? Nothing in Wayne? Totowa?? Near Hasbrouck Heights?? NO. So why the frick are these TV ADs still airing in this area?? Open one up already :P
Hey! Someone told me there was one in Berkeley, New Jersey. I went there, but it was only trees. If anybody knows about this tell us, we need Blue Coconut Drink!
I can confirm that the Morgantown, PA location is open. I was there this weekend. A thirty minute expressway drive from Philly...not too bad. They told me that there are plans to build a Sonic near the outlet stores in Lancaster, PA. But that was all they knew about in the works.
Since 2004 my boyfriend and I have understood the greatness of Sonic. We actually planned a weekend trip to a Sonic and we figured since traveling down south to the closest Sonic (at that time it was Virginia) we figured why not stop at Virginia Beach and make it more of a real vacation? Our second trip in 2005 led us to Myrtle Beach (mission was again Sonic) This time for 4 days and everyday we did enjoy the amazing taste of the Sonic Burger and cheese fries. Last year (2006) while my bf was in PA picking up a quad for his friend they passed a Sonic and unfortunately did not stop for the amazing taste. He told me as soon as he got home that he had seen the sign for Sonic so I looked on the website to find the location. I couldnt find it under the Sonic locator and therefore doubted his sighting. Luckily, only 2 months later he himself needed to travel back to the same bike shop to pick up a dirtbike for himself. I took off of work (because it was his birthday) and as we traveled to the bike shop I did not see any Sonic signs. But low and behold on the way back we just happened to look to our left and there it was in the red and yellow gloriousness. We pulled into the driveway and I kept yelling at him to drive faster because I felt we couldn't get there fast enough. As we saw the building with the incredible private drive thru lanes with our own personal menu, my mouth was salivating. We placed our orders and waited to experience the waiters roller skate their way to us delivering the most amazing fast food we will ever taste. Since we live in central NJ as close to the beach as you can get, we had to travel 2 and a half hours each way, but it was worth it. We had gone back with my sister and her fiancee for my birthday last year as well as a few more times after that. Now in 2007 there is a closer location in Morgantown PA (only 88 miles away as opposed to 107 miles to Ephrata PA) AND NOT TO MENTION this year, NJ will be blessed with our own Sonic goodnesses making thei way to Ocean County by June and other various locations (I believe 2 more). My bf's friend even poured the foundation for one so I know its true!! Oh and did I mention I am pregnant so you know I had my bf make the trip twice this year to allow me to partake in my craving of Sonic burgers, tots, cheese fries, and Sonic blast drinks with REAL fruit!!
Well, 2 all the people that have had the oppertunity 2 enjoy Sonic good 4 U. I live in Massachusetts and always see the commercials as someone stated above from New Jersey. Well I also am looking up locations 4 a Sonic & next month I'm goin 2 Atlantic City and figured that there has 2 be 1 on the 6 1/2 hr. drive and I guess I shouldn't figure, lol. I so want 2 try a Sonic meal and shake but I guess us East Coasters meaning ME,NH,MA,CT,NY,NJ are just plain outta luck !!! 2 bad maybe Sonic will take the blogs as a sign 2 build in N.H., MA, CT, NJ, NY - HEY SONIC COME ON GUYS YOU GOT PEOPLE LOOKING U UP 4 BUSINESS !!!
Is Sonic really coming to Waretown, NJ? If this is true i will be so happy, i live in Toms River and travel through Waretown sometimes and havent seen any signs or anything. Is it going to be on Route 9?
In regards to the Waretown, NJ SONIC Drive In. It will be on Rt 9 just south of the power plant and next to the Diner. See You there very soon......
That's awsome. i live in Lanoka Harbor....i can just hear myself getting fatter.....
I heard they are building the sonic in Waretown next to the new Shoprite they are building in some new strip mall off of route 9
No its going to be on Route 9 north bound where the old farm market is next to the ocean breeze diner (pauls oceanside restaurant)
NJ Sonic... There is a comming soon sign on the fence of the old garden center (the ugly one that is painted completely green) next to Pauls Oceanside, in Waretown(exit 69 on the GSP). I saw it and almost cried, I heard the rumors but you cannot believe it till you see it. Luckily my friend just bought a home right down the street... I know where I am hanging out all this summer!
me and my friends have actually decided to take a mini road trip to this place haha :) hope the food is worth the trip!
When does it come to Waretown N.J.?
Waretown?? what a shitty location. are there any other Sonics opening for people in Central/Northern NJ who don't feel like traveling down to the cesspool of South Jersey?
I heard there will soon be a Sonic located across from Ocean County College here in Toms River, but my source is questionable. Anyone know if this is true?
hey all. i live in massachusetts i to see those wonderful comm and we do want sonics here. in 2 weeks im driving to pa about 5 hours from here to eat there. but im going to an amusement park there in allenstown for 2 days thats the only way my hubby will allow us to go. he thinks im nuts for wanting a cheeseburger and willing to drive 5 hours for one. but oh well and one in nj that would be even better shorter drive for me.
I read about the Sonic coming to Lacey NJ on this site and I threw my family in the family truckster and headed down there from Bayville (about 4 miles north) and when I saw the Sonic sign on the side of route 9 - right next to the newly updated Paul's Oceanside Diner - I couldn't believe my eyes! I took a picture and sent it out via email to all my family and friends. This past March I was in Muskogee, OK for 48 hrs and went to 4 Sonics out there in that short time...
Ha I drove 100 miles yesterday to get my sonic fix. what can i say - i guess there's still a bit of houston in me. i can't go too long without it!
I'm from Long Island and I am also disgusted by the constant playing of delicious sonic commercials...please open up a sonic on long island if not long island some where closer than delaware! i need my sonic and i need it now!
they are building a sonic in southgate michigan it should be up by next year 2008 it was in the news herald downriver newspaper...
The Waretown NJ SONIC on RT 9 next to the new Ocean Breeze Diner has broken ground. See you all there shortley....
They (Sonic) pulled this same crap in Miami. I have to watch their damn commercials everyday and there isn't a store within 100 miles of where I live. If they spent more money on opening stores and less on advertising where they don't have locations, they'd probably do better business. TS
I'm so mad that there is no Sonic in NJ! Everyone should call 1866OKSONIC to report that they would like one in NEW JERSEY! DO IT, I DID IT!
This is really funny though because I had no clue everyone was so upset about this.
Sonic is currently selling county wide territories in NJ. I have a friend looking in to buying one. I think most of them are sold, once you purchase a territory you have to open a few stores right away. So I'm certain sonics will be popping up before you know it.
The new Sonic in Waretown, NJ is under contruction. Ground is cleared and framework has begun. Would estimate completion in the early fall.
You will be able to get there by either Garden State Parkway Southbound Exit 74 East out to Route 9 South, or Exit 69 East out to Route 9 North. It's about 1/2 mile South of the Oyster Creek Nuclear Power Plant (for you locals)
I just moved to washington state around seattle from texas, i love sonic and miss it i cant find any here someone told me there is one over in eastern washington. i am moving over ther soon due to prices to rent and i pray they have one
oh from washington state again they play those stupit commercials here to its soooo messed up!!!!!
forget nj. ct is the richest state in the ud & we dont have a sonic. whats up with that??
please build a sonic in new jersey it can be a eat in restaraunt if the owners a scared of getting rob.
everytime i see those sonic commericals i say "that looks so good i gotta go there sometime" but its really hard to get there when there arn't any were i live!(michigan) and i cant drive to one either, because i dont have a licsence. me and my friends have been dying to try it!!! and theres no point in playing those commericals if there isnt one nearby.
when ever those sonic commericals come on i say "wow that looks really good, i have to go there sometime" but then i found out that there are no sonics near where i live! (michigan) and i think there really is no point in those commericals if there isnt one nearby. me and my friends would really enjoy to get something from sonic.
why would sonic have a Commerical
running in Maryland when thay do not have any in the state???????????????????????????????????????????????????
POOR MANAGEMENT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
GET IT TOGETHER!!!!!!!!!
THEY HAVE IT TOGETHER. HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF NATIONAL ADVERTISING? THE TRUTH IS THEY CAN'T SHUT OFF THIER ADVERTISING IN SELECTED AREAS. YOUR JUST GOING TO HAVE TO WAIT FOR SOMEONE IN YOUR AREA WILLING TO OPEN A NEW BUSINESS.
SONIC,WHERE ARE YOU? We need sonic in NJ, if somebody from SONIC is reading all these messages please be kind and bring your food chain to the Garden State.
Ok...where is the Sonic that was suppose to open in NJ???? I made the hour and half trip to the Morgantown Sonic and now I'm addicted to the Sonic goodness!
Sonic Waretown NJ is in progress. The building is framed and standing Look for the opening about October 20th. To get to Sonic Waretown, exit GSP exit #69 East. Left on rt 9 North, Just abot 1-1/2 on right. See ya all there soon..
There is a new Sonic in PA....Its in Lancaster by the outlets...so that makes 3 in PA and not one in jersey yet:(
Hi, i would like to know where can i find a sonic around the Ft lauderdale Florida area. I always see advertisings, and commercials of this restaurant, their food looks very tasty, but i do not see it anywhere. If there arent any in this location "IT NEEDS TO BE BUILT"
This is for the person looking for a SONIC lacated in Fort Lauderdale FL. You can find a SONIC Drive in located in Boynton just 28 miles to the north
The NEW SONIC in Waretown, NJ will be open VERY SOON. Come see the new SONIC look and enjoy.......
Dear Washington state: The closest 2 are in Portland. They do NOT have ANY in WA. I was told that they plan 3 for the Puget Sound by end of 2008. I hope so, I'm from AR and am still having withdrawls for over a year! It's over $1mil. to open a franchise, we checked! Thinkin' of ya!
Hi, Im from Nashua, NH and see those commercials as well. My friends and I were looking the locations up today but there are not any Sonics around here. :( Im glad they are opening one in NJ, perhaps they will open one here as well! I really want a Sonic shake!
So??????? When is this Waretown NJ Sonic opening??? It's almost November!
VERY SOON, KEEP ANY EYE OUT FOR IT. SEE YA THERE!!!!!!
I currently live in Tacoma, WA and hate the fact that i seen sonic commericials all the time and the nearest one is 3 hrs away. Im from TX, COME on bring one to us. Have sympathy for us southerners trying to make it in the soggy NW. I cant wait to move down south next year, just for Sonic. I am being todl there is one right outside the military base we are moving too, yay!
Listen up people...I live in one of the greatest citys in the world if not the best. We should have a sonic in PITTSBURGH screw all you other cities because you all cant compare to Pittsburgh...so ill talk to yins later
We found the sonic in waretown by mistake yesterday... sign said they were closed for training... saw a bunch of kids on rollerskates
The Waretown, NJ Sonic is supposed to open tomorrow.
The Waretown, NJ SONIC officially opens for business on Wednesday November 7th @ 6AM. See ya all there...
I WORK AT SONIC IN WARE TOWN ON ROUT 9 SOUTH just get off exit 74 off the new jersey park way go down lacey road make a right go down 3 to 4 miles past the oaster creak power plant its on your left hand side by a dinner we have the best food outa all the sonics come to our place
Thank god the one in Waretown is now open. My friends and I were so desperate to get Sonic that we hopped into my beat up Chevy and drove all the way down to Bridgeville, DE. Most definately worth it. Ate lunch and dinner there as well as Sonic Blast.
Pure deliciousness. I now get to cut my two and a half hour drive down to about an hour to score some Sonic. hoorahhh
Waretown,NJ better get their act together. Went today, lot was closed, even though all spaces weren't filled. Guy told me the kitchen couldn't keep up with the food demand. Nowhere to wait as you couldn't park on the shoulder. I wasted my time going down there. Guess I'll just keep hitting the PA locations as we're out there alot.
Hopefully the other NJ locations will staff correctly and spend the $$ to meet the demand.
They just opened up one in NJ by me in Waretown LOVE IT!!
This is to the guy who complained about the SONIC, Waretown NJ lot being temporary closed. Check out the MySapce Waretown Sonic site for all of the Very Happy SONIC Visiters. maybe you had a bad day.....
Here is the MySpace site that the last WARETOWN SONIC fan was refering to: http://www.myspace.com/njsonicdrivein
Here is the site that the Waretown SONIC fan was refering to:
wait, are there other locations opening in nj besides waretown? i couldn't find a "coming soon" area of sonic's website or anything like that. i hope we get one in north jersey! we have so many freakin wendy's here it makes me wanna throw up!
we also need olive gardens in north jersey (the one in secaucus sucks). however, we do have lots of fridays (if you want gross food and dirty plates, not to mention musty old crap on the walls).
There is an Olive Garden on RT 22 in Springfield and I think there is 1 on RT 18 in East Brunswick. Maybe one in Livingston by the mall If you want to pay $8 in tolls and $25 to Park there are some in NYC
>we also need olive gardens in north jersey (the one in secaucus sucks).
All Olive Gardens suck. The last thing NJ needs are more Olive Garbage.
They are considering putting a Oliver Garden where Jersey Freeze is in Freehold. I think that's a bad idea, but putting a Sonic Drive-In there would be perfect!
Great.... I'm not the only fatass angry about no sonic's being around FL. Or is there??? I will be taking a road trip soon and will find it even if I have to leave the state. And on the real tip they NEED TO STOP putting these commercials in places that don't have a sonic's...
There IS a Sonic in Washington - in Spokane. But the Hillsboro, OR location is closer to Seattle, if that's where you're located. I've also heard the rumors of future Sonics opening in western WA, and hope they're true. I get my fix when I go to OK or TX for football games, but would lovelovelove it if there were some in the Puget Sound area.
I live in the SW suburbs of Chicago and have heard that Sonic is planning to come to the Chicago area in 2008. Has anyone heard where their locations will be? IL is supposed to eventually have 29 Sonics in the state and I think now they have about 8 or so. I ate at the one in Hannibal, MO a couple of months ago and always eat at the one in Abilene, KS when I go to visit my cousins on vacation. If anyone has any information, please let me know.
Dont need Olive Garden. Bensi Italian restaurants are all over north jersey better than olive garden
They're opening a Sonic about a mile from my house in the Limerick/Royersford area near the Target on Ridge Pike, but I don't know when it will be done. No more driving to Morgantown!!!
heh, million sonics around here in KC. never thought people would be flippin so much about them, they are no big deal here. not even that popular...good drinks though!
WOW so many comments, to throw some stuff out there... the ads you see on TV even though you dont have a Sonic yet in your area are a part of a National Cable buy, so when we buy ESPN, Lifetime ect, the commercials air all over, for areas that do have Sonics, then you also get local broadcast TV.
Opening in Limerick YEP look for it on or around june 6th of this year, hey you can keep coming to Morgantown also though, they still need the love.! Also dont be surprised to find new Sonics in Mt Joy and Oxford PA popping up later this year, in fact you can expect about 3-4 a year for the next 5 years. Hope to see you at drive in SOON!
There is a Sonics on Rt 9 in Waretown, NJ
To all of you Jersey residents...I know what you are talking about. I live around Detroit Michigan and we constantly saw TV commercials for Sonic but when we looked for one here there weren't any. The closest was in southern Ohio. BUT we now have one opened and 14 more to come thanks to two local men. So, be patient, I'm sure they are coming. One thing you can do is do a search for petitions to get them to open one in your area. I saw where some people had done that. GOOD LUCK!! Hope you get one really soon!
Just a note...there is another Sonic coming to PA. It's in Limerick (MontCo). Ridge Pike at Township Line Road. the building is up with signs and they are working on the drive in part now. they have also been hiring too.
I do not have CATV/coaxial pay TV service so that has nothing to do with the Ads. I did some basic research and SONIC is quite a large company that has company owned and franchised locations in ALMOST all of the USA but not the LITERAL top part of the country including New England, Mich. and all states to the left. At first I thought it may have to do with colder weather in those areas however it looks like they broke out from Texas mostly and that surounding area is the primary marketing area then all other areas around it are developing areas with much lower unit counts. The top of the country is listed as "not available" and not a market area other then Massachusetts(still no location but available to franchise). NJ and PA had been added recently.
Below is a link to Sonics markets, all we can do is wait until those markets are available or contact Sonics with the funds to create an interest for them. I for one would love to see a location in New Hampshire(perhaps near the New Hampshire Motor Speedway, in Concord, NH)
One thing that may slow openings of Sonics in CERTAIN areas is that the franchisee MUST agree to open at least TWO units so no one can say "I want to open one location in XYZ". Just a thought but it does make good business sense for Sonics HQ.
Heard their opening a Sonic in Howell, NJ soon. Will be about a half hour north of the one in Waretown but also off of Rt9. Sucks they can only have them in Central/South Jersey(???).Guess it makes the hour drive that much more special. Had my first run the other day and gorged on the incredible Cheese Coney/Cheesburger/Onion Rings. will be going back soon for the desserts too. Amazing.
It's funny that I ran into this, I like alot on here have been seeing the commercials here in NJ for years. They are currently building a sonic about 15 minutes away in Millville, NJ. It will be in the same complex as Target, Circuit City and all. They got the building up and are doing the brick on the outside from what I saw. Having never been to one I'm looking forward to it. Now if we could only get a Waffle House a little closer.
NYC NEEDS SONIC
HEY NEW JERSEY PEOPLE -- I live in Millville NJ (Cumberland County!) and Sonic is opening this Wednesday!!!!!!! July 16th, 2008! You can all be happy now! =)
I am in Austin Texas only minutes away from a Sonic. I am about to go there right now! I can go to Sonic any time I want but I hardly do! It's not that good, people. ALthough, that foot long chili-cheese coney is sounding delicious right about now...
On the way back from VA beach, I stopped at every sonic along the route.
And yes, they are good. Stewart's and them are about tied. I'd have to say that the only thing that beats them is the In N' Outs on the west coast.
Wish that it didn't cost that much for the franchisee fee.
For those of you that haven't heard yet, Sonics is coming to the Puget Sound Washington area. First to open South Hill Puyallup, in December 2008. There will also be one in Bonney Lake and one in Everett.Haven't heard opening dates for there. Yes the food is worth the wait. I am drooling at the thought of a cherry limeade. I am so spoiled from living in Oklahoma and Kansas, where Sonics were everywhere.
Sonic Millville New Jersey store manager is a hateful person and should not be employeed.
Sunday july 27,2008 he started to scream at me and my partner in our car because we drove around the store and waited for a parking space. He came up to the car hitting the roof of the car and windows screaming to get out of here. I put down the window and told to stop screaming but he did not stop. I told I was a new customer and had never been there before and I did not know how it working, He said HE didn't care and to get out of there. I have never been treated like that in my life. He may scream at his wife & kids like that but not me. Then a customer got involved telling us to go back to our country but we are both americans, 1 white and 1 asian, and when this hate crime happen the manager help her get our plated number on the car, I hoped the police did come but manager and customer are just talk and hateful people. So as I looked around at other employees I did not see any other race but white.
so please think before you eat there, HE may attack you too.
To comment on what the person that posted last said, well, duh! most of the people down there are rednecks.
I always see the Sonic ad on tv an I would like to no where i can find one in NW indiana if there is any!
i think a sonic will be opening soon in or around mt. holly, nj. i was on rt. 541 north near the mc donalds and saw the "hiring" sign. yay!
to the person who entered the comment about the M NJ site... the owner would be very interested to know of this since he is a Puerto Rican. Nice guy to by the way, Just opened his second one this week in Rio Grand
to dana sion. as a owner of 4 Sonic Drive ins i can assure you cable Tv buys most definitely has something to do with the commercials you see. i didnt want to get into that much detail, alot of it has bleedover from co-ops and SMF buys, ( system marketing funds) also you might be happy to note there is at least one liscensed franchisee in all 48 continental states.No many of the states in the very notheast do not have stores yet, but they are coming, you are correct about the lack of expansion in the northeast and , hell all of the north for that matter being due to concerns about winters and weather, but in the last 2 years great strides have been made in Minnasota, washington state and other northern states, Detroit michigan opened its first sonic this summer about 2 months ago, we are coming to a area near you, I have my 5th one out of the ground and number 6 is right around the corner !
This is for uncle Marc there is suppose to be a sonic coming to 167th and pulaski in country club hills illinois. The sign is up so look for it there by super walmart
Sonic just opened today in Aurora, IL on Kirk Rd. about 1 mile North of I-88. The address is 2974 Kirk Rd. Exit I-88 north on Farnsworth Ave. and go about 1 mile north. I live 35 miles away but I plan to get "Sonicized" this Friday. About 3 more locations should be in place by late winter or early spring. Country Club Hills, Lockport and 1 other location should be open within the next 6 months or so.
The Sonic in Bensalem, PA is scheduled to open next Tuesday, August 26th.. FYI.
HI CAN YOU TELL ME IF THERE IS A SONIC IN MASS. OR NEW HAMPSHIRE THE FOOD LOOKS GREAT.
the one in Bensalem, PA is now open... and it is a mad house... road blocks and all... must be an hour wait.. its crazy over there... we are still waiting for our in south Jersey... I hear maybe Cheery Hill??
Hello everyone! Thank you all for posting blogs about Sonic Drive-In. Just to clear up some rumors... the first Sonic in Bulington County will be opening next year in Hainesport, NJ on route 38. There is a sign on rt. 541 but that is only our office. Sorry. We received approval from the township last week and we are completely thrilled to have the opportunity to bring Sonic to Burlington County. If anyone has any questions or is interested in an exciting career opportunity with our franchise group, please contact me at 609.458.5798. To date there are three drive-ins operating in New Jersey. The first is in Waretown, NJ on route 9. The second is off Delsea Drive in Millville, NJ and the most recent is on Route 9 in Rio Grande, NJ right in front of Lowes. To find other locations or to learn more about Sonic, please check out their website at www.sonicdrivein.com.
Thanks again and all the best,
Sonic Drive-In Franchisee
All right Northeast Ohio!!! We finally have a Sonic!!! Our Sonic Drive-in should be opening very soon (saw an ad in the Plain Dealer Saturday 9/13/08) in Streetsboro. I have been addicted to Sonic since the 1970's when I visited my Grandparents in Oklahoma. Turned my husband on to them when we visited in 2004. Whenever we travel, we look for a Sonic so that we can get "our fix". Thank you Sonic, for finally hearing our pleas!!!!!!!
A sonic is northern NJ is now coming. Word around the block from some very reliable sources is that a permit was applied for in June of this year, and was finally approved. The new address of this sonic will be something like 242-244 US-46W, Totowa NJ 07512, I believe. If you go to google maps and type in the address, it will show a building that has been abandoned for years, and it makes perfect sense. For locals, its in the building where "The Lantern" used to be, right next to mens warehouse.
Hi,I would like too find a Sonic in Washington by Seattle sense I left Texas I sure do miss my peach Tea and some I did see there were some over in Eastern Washington but too far, im fixing too go back down South in a few months
Is that true? A Sonic is coming soon to the north Jersey area of Totowa? Question is when is it coming? Totowa sounds fine since it's only about a half an hour or so from my hometown of Millburn. But I wish there were some nearby me on Rt. 10 and Rt. 22. Those areas could use one to. How about opening one at one of the closed down gas stations on Rt. 10.
The Sonic at 4023 W. 167th St. in Country Club Hills, Illinois is now open. The phone number to the restaurant is (708)-798-4204. It has been open since Monday, November 10th. This is only a 15 minute drive from my house!!! Yea!!
i love food
To the ones from Washington State: I live in Tacoma, and yes there is too one in Eastern Washington. It's in Spokane, basically across the street from Gonzaga. Off the freeway, but definitely worth it if your traveling through. I stop all the time when I'm there!
I also heard from an employee there that they are putting one up in this area, apparently in Puyallup. Supposedly in December. I haven't seen anything about it here locally, so I don't know if it's true or not. Hope so!
I'm from NJ... Went to PA just pass the toll on 78. Right off rt 33 ( WILSON ) THERE IS A SONIC. First time there... really good stuff!
Sonics in Puyallup hasn't opened yet. The land is cleared and a new sign that says they are hiring is up. Hope they hurry up and get it built.
There is a Sonic on Rt.9 in Forked River, NJ.
The new Sonic in Lockport, IL on 161st St. & Farrell Rd. has its GRAND OPENING ON MONDAY, JANUARY 12AT 2:00PM I hope to be there sometime this week to get "Sonicized." I wish them great success in this SW Chicago suburb.
The Sonic in Lockport, Illinois on 161st & Farrell Rd. is now open as of this past Monday, January 12th. I drove by yesterday and it was over half full of patrons in -40 degree wind chill temperatures. I hope to visit as soon as our cold snap eases up. I'll report back ASAP.
The new Sonic in Lockport, IL on 161st & Farrell Rd. has been open since January 12th. I ate there for the first time this past Sunday 1/18 and the food was hot and the service was fast. All the drive up car stalls were filled when I got there at 2:15PM. All drinks are 1/2 price between 2-4 PM daily and the cherry limeaide I had was really good. I also had their $1.00 burger off of their dollar menu and my wife had the Jr. Burrito. If you're in the area please stop by and support our new Sonic Drive-In.
I drive 2 hours from Berea, Ohio to Columbus, Ohio once a month for my 3 kids to get there fix of Sonic. Totally worth it!
There is a new Sonic opening in Burlington County, just broke ground. It will be located on Rt. 38 in Lumberton, in front of Shoprite and next to Canal's liquiors. Glad to see one! Lived in Memphis yrs. ago and loved the food. Didn't have breakfast then.
Sonic Will be opening sometime in July on rt 46 in totowa NJ. ( next to the IHOP) It will be 24 hours.
Sonic in Puyallup supposedly opening by mid April according to a News Tribune article that ran in mid Feb I believe.
I Was driving to see my mom in Somerset County NJ and i thought i saw a sign saying Sonic Retaurant Comming soon I thing i remeber were it was i will check and get back central nj will be Happy Yeah Sonic
There is gonna be a sonic on Rt 17 North in Hasboruck Heights opening in about two months. North Jersey finally will get a Sonic
There's a Sonic in PA, not 10 hours away, but it is in Bethlehem I believe. I've been there a bunch of times (it's on Street Road next to Golden Corral). It's super close to Central Jersey (I go to TCNJ and make trips with my friends frequently) and is about a 2 hr drive from my mom's house in Bergen County, NJ.
There is a sonic in waretown nj and they are now building one in hasbrouk heights, nj
There has been a Sonic in NJ for about a year now, its in Waretown, which is down South Jersey, right off the parkway..
Hey Sonic Lovers ! Just wanted to let everybody know Sonic will be opening its first New England Location this August is Peabody,Massachusetts. It will be located at 55 Newbury Street (RT. 1 N)
Hi, there is a new sonics opening on Rt 9 .. i am just like the rest of you...i see the commercials ALL the time and get sooo mad and scream at the tv. LOL When i saw the building being built i was soo happy i called like 5 people.. my parents thought i was nuts! not sure of the exact town..but it is on 9 South passed freehold and stuff about 30-45 mins away from old bridge area.. hope this helps some of you!
LOL there are 170+ comments on this post and 50%+ of them are people saying "hey how come there is no Sonic in NJ/NY?" wtf, people learn how to use Google, it's not hard.
As of right now there is only ONE Sonic location in NJ, it is: 566 Route 9, Waretown, NJ - (609) 971-8700. (for those in northern jersey there are a few in eastern PA that are probably closer)
They just finnished building and staffing the ONE Sonic location in NY, it is opening May 6th. Loc: 251 Miron Lane, Kingston, NY.
DONT BE LAZY/STUPID, USE GOOGLE.
I drive on Route 46 East in Totowa everyday and a Sonic is definitely being built! The frame work is up and I saw a sign today that it is going to be a Sonic (just not sure when it will be opening). For those familiar with the area it is right before the Union Blvd exit.
Lumberton, NJ Sonic opens tomorrow!! I am so going to be there. How bout you?
OMG!! I saw the sign yesterday driving home for the Sonic in Totowa... I am SOOOOO Excited. I grew up with Sonic on the West Coast and Midwest, its such a relief to know it will be on in my back yard... YEA!!!!
sonic has just entered MASSACHUSETTS THEY WILL BE OPENING IN AUGUST ON RT 1
sonic opened up in mount holly nj off rt 38.
Sonic Drive In opening on Route 17 North off of Route 3 West. Don't know when, but they are starting to hire people.
Opening in Exetor PA just east of Reading on 422 June 18th !
opening this Sunday the 21st!
loving it im 5 minutes away from there :D
I can't take it anymore. Driving 40+ minutes to get to a Sonic. If anyone is smart, there needs to be a Sonic in CENTRAL Jersey. I'm talking Middlesex County. We have a huge population in this area. Everyone I know thinks it's a pain in the ass to drive 40+ miles north, or 40+ south to go to a Sonic. Please, please please open one in East Brunswick or New Brunswick.
they put the ads on tv the minute the sonic chain was in negotiations to come to new jersey. there is one on rt 9 in waretown, another on rt 9 in howell nj (opening soon) and i believe another somewhere up around the region of wayne, or hackensack. only the waretown location currently shows up in the store locator search on sonic's website.
There's one that's supposed to open up in Howell within the next month or so. The NJ Sonic myspace page says June, so probably this weekend or 4th of july weekend. The one on 46 in Totowa is basically finished, and will probably open 4th of July weekend. That should alleviate the lines at the Rt. 17 location.
I live down the street from the one they are building on Rt 9. in Howell. I have a twitter account I update as I see activity going on.
The Sonic on Rt 46E in Totowa opened today! I was so excited. The food is wonderful. I waited for over an hour, but it was worth it. According to my receipt this one is open 24hrs.
Address: 244 Rt 46 East, Totowa, NJ
I drove by the Sonic in Howell, NJ and it said they'll be open today, June 30! I'm going to go drive by there now and let you all know if it's really open or not. =)
I just went to the one in Howell. It was so crowded but so good!
Give the sonic on Rt. 46 a few weeks before you go. We went last night and brought it home only to have a chicken sandwich instead of a cheese burger and then a cheesebuger with only the bread, lettuce and bacon - no burger!!! I am sure it is all good - but just way too many orders for such a new joint.
Tried going to the Totowa, NJ location today. So crowded. Traffic director directed us in, through the parking lot and right back out onto Rt 46. Very disappointed. Didn't even get any food. :(
Has anyone heard of any Sonic Drive In's coming to Long Island. As everyone has complained for yrs we see the commercial we want SONIC. The nearest Sonic is in NJ like 50 miles away.
There will be a sonic on Rt 27 near the Stop and Shop at S. Middlebush road in Somerset, NJ Soon!!!
Found a Sonic restaurantin
Feilding Washington. Well
worth the trip.
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