SONIC media kit III -- fact sheet

Fact Sheet

HISTORY SONIC, America’s Drive-In (NASDAQ/NM: SONC) started as a hamburger and root beer stand in 1953 in Shawnee, Okla., called Top Hat Drive-In, and then changed its name to SONIC in 1959. The first drive-in to adopt the SONIC name is still serving customers in Stillwater, Okla. As the nation’s largest chain of drive-in restaurants, SONIC has more than 3,500 drive-ins coast to coast and approximately 3 million customers every day. With more drink combinations than any other quick-service restaurant – more than 168,000 – SONIC is Your Ultimate Drink Stop®. For more information about Sonic Corp. and its subsidiaries, visit SONIC at www.sonicdrivein.com. Through Limeades for Learning®, SONIC and its franchise partners have donated more than $1.3 million to public school classrooms in local communities across the country. Visit www.limeadesforlearning.com to learn more about SONIC’s commitment to education.

OF DRIVE-INS Sonic has more than 3,500 drive-ins coast to coast.

HEADQUARTERS 300 Johnny Bench Drive
Oklahoma City, OK 73104

SALES $1,093,000 average unit sales (2009 fiscal year)

CARHOPS Personal Carhop service is one of many reasons customers enjoy visiting SONIC. Frequently seen spinning by on roller skates, smiling Carhops
personally deliver orders right to customers’ cars. What’s more, Carhops check back to ensure a quality experience. Each customer receives a mint
with a drink, dessert or meal purchase – a tradition started by company founder Troy Smith Sr. to remind customers they are worth a mint at SONIC.

MENU SONIC's award-winning menu offers a variety of unique menu items made after you order. Unique menu items include TOASTER®
Sandwiches (made with thick Texas toast), Footlong Quarter Pound Coneys,
handmade Onion Rings, Tater Tots and a plethora of drink and dessert choices, such as Cherry Limeades. SONIC has more than 168,000 drink combinations, making it Your Ultimate Drink Stop!®

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