America's Drive-In Enters 45th State with
Smithfield Area Location
SMITHFIELD, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
America's Drive-In®, is celebrating the opening of its first
Rhode Island drive-in location on Monday, October 26, 2015. Whether it's
to delight in experiencing SONIC for the first time, or to merely enjoy
the delicious Real Ice Cream Shakes and Premium Beef Hot Dogs, the Rhode
Island community is invited to celebrate and dive into a new flavor
experience with SONIC.
The new Smithfield SONIC is conveniently located at 393 Putnam Pike by
Route 44. The drive-in will be open from 7 a.m. until midnight seven
days a week.
"We are thrilled to be the first franchisees to bring the SONIC
experience to Rhode Island," said Bob Bowen, franchisee of the new
drive-in. "The drive-in will feature an indoor dining room to
accommodate up to 70 guests, a double drive-thru and a drive-in area
with 12 parking stalls for cars to pull in, offering our fans many ways
to enjoy SONIC."
The location already has eager customers arriving hoping to get their
first taste of SONIC's signature menu offerings. Once open, SONIC guests
have the privilege of enjoying their breakfast, lunch and dinner
favorites all day. SONIC's customizable options and various
made-to-order combinations make it the perfect place to satisfy all
Rhode Island is the 45th state for the expanding brand, with
the Smithfield location being the first to open in the state. Plans to
bring two additional drive-ins to Rhode Island are in motion as well,
with both drive-ins expected to open in the next few years. The swiftly
growing brand plans to open an additional 50 to 60 new franchise
locations across the nation within the next year.
"Our expansion into our 45th state proves that SONIC has
grown far beyond the regional player it once was; this opening is not
only a milestone but also a stepping stone toward our goal of having a
SONIC Drive-In convenient to all guests in the U.S.," said Drew Ritger,
senior vice president of development at SONIC. "SONIC is expanding
rapidly through franchise partnerships like this one in Rhode Island,
and we are constantly looking for new entrepreneurs interested in
becoming a part of a different kind of restaurant concept."
There are still many opportunities for SONIC to expand through strategic
franchise partnerships like this one in New England including Rhode
Island, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont.
SONIC offers franchisees flexibility with multiple drive-in formats,
including the indoor dining offering especially suited to colder
climates. Individuals interested in pursuing a SONIC franchise are
encouraged to visit sonicfranchises.com
for more information on qualifications and brand support.
About SONIC, America's Drive-In
SONIC, America's Drive-In, is the nation's largest drive-in restaurant
chain serving more than 3 million customers every day. Nearly 90 percent
of SONIC's 3,500 drive-in locations are owned and operated by local
businessmen and women. Over the past 60 years, SONIC has delighted
guests with signature menu items, more than 1.3 million drink
combinations and friendly service by iconic Carhops. To learn more
about Sonic Corp. (NASDAQ/NM: SONC), please visit sonicdrivein.com
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Madison LaRoche, 512-542-2842
Source: SONIC Drive-In
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