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Build Your QSR Oasis with a SONIC Franchise

Put the Fun Back In Franchising

SONIC®, America’s Favorite Drive-In franchise, has always believed in limitless possibilities. From our 1.3 million drink combinations to our revenue-driving Mobile App, we stay a step ahead with innovation delivered directly to your customer’s window. 

What began as a single drive-in restaurant in Shawnee, OK, has become a beloved brand with more than 3,500 locations serving up moments of carefree indulgence every day. With a fun new look, flexible site designs and pent-up demand in markets nationwide, SONIC proves it has the ingredients to shine in any economy.

$2.29 Million

average gross sales for top 1/3 of traditional franchise drive-ins*

Everyone is Hooked on SONIC

With a diverse menu that fulfills a carload of cravings, your restaurant will be the go-to destination for the whole family. SONIC’s simple but customizable menu keeps our loyal guests coming back for more at any time of day. Fuel your customers through early mornings, afternoon slumps and late-night munchies with five distinct dayparts

Breakfast

Lunch

Afternoon

Dinner

Evening

Everyone is Hooked on SONIC

With a diverse menu that fulfills a carload of cravings, your restaurant will be the go-to destination for the whole family. SONIC’s simple but customizable menu keeps our loyal guests coming back for more at any time of day. Fuel your customers through early mornings, afternoon slumps and late-night munchies with five distinct dayparts

Breakfast

Lunch

Afternoon

Dinner

Evening

Forward-Thinking from the Start

From the cutting-edge intercom system first installed in 1954 to today’s cloud-based operations software, SONIC continues to offer our franchisees competitive differentiators that drive their businesses forward. Our adaptable model helps your restaurant thrive in any economy with in-demand tech like touch-free integration, a Mobile App and Order Ahead capabilities.

1M+

Mobile App Users

From the cutting-edge intercom system first installed in 1954 to today’s cloud-based operations software, SONIC continues to offer our franchisees competitive differentiators that drive their businesses forward. Our adaptable model helps your restaurant thrive in any economy with in-demand tech like touch-free integration, a Mobile App and Order Ahead capabilities.

Forward-Thinking from the Start

Same Iconic Brand, Bold New Look 

Notice anything different about us lately? SONIC drive-ins now feature contemporary designs that bring our family-favorite restaurants into the future. With bright colors, clean lines and customer-friendly drive-thru capabilities, you’ve never seen SONIC quite like this.

Same Iconic Brand, Bold New Look

Notice anything different about us lately? SONIC drive-ins now feature contemporary designs that bring our family-favorite restaurants into the future. With bright colors, clean lines and customer-friendly drive-thru capabilities, you’ve never seen SONIC quite like this.

A Model for Every Market

Our new models feature more ways to delight guests with drive-in, drive-thru, patio seating, indoor and order ahead capabilities.

Counter-Service

Perfect for malls, airports, food courts and campuses

Indoor Dining 

Indoor dining, patio seating, drive-thru & fewer drive-in stalls

Travel Plaza 

Drive-thru and indoor dining with no stalls or patio

Traditional Drive-In

Features 8-16 drive-in stalls, drive-thru & patio seating

Conversion

Cost-effective buildout with drive-thru

What it Takes to Grow with Us

SONIC franchisees are the cherry to our limeade. They’re experienced operators with inventive ideas and genuine passion for our brand. Here’s what else you’ll need to become a SONIC franchise owner.

$500,000

Minimum Liquid Capital for 1-2 Units

$1,000,000 

Minimum Net Worth for 1-2 Units

$1,242,200 - $3,537,700

Estimated Initial Investment for Traditional Buildout

Dream Bigger with SONIC Drive-In 

We’re growing places and we want you along for the ride. Learn how you can become a QSR leader with SONIC.

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*Average gross sales reported by the top 1,066 of 3,198 traditional franchised drive-ins that operated for the entire 2020 Fiscal Year. 409 of 1,066 (38%) franchised restaurants surpassed this average. See our March 25, 2021 FDD for more information. Your individual results may differ. There is no assurance that you’ll sell or earn as much.

This information is not intended as an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, a franchise.  It is for information purposes only.  Currently, the following states regulate the offer and sale of franchises:  California, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin.  If you are a resident of or want to locate a franchise in one of these states, we will not offer you a franchise unless and until we have complied with applicable pre-sale registration and disclosure requirements in your state.

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What it Takes to Grow with Us

SONIC franchisees are the cherry to our limeade. They’re experienced operators with inventive ideas and genuine passion for our brand. Here’s what else you’ll need to become a SONIC franchise owner.

$500,000

Minimum Liquid Capital for 1-2 Units

$1,000,000

Minimum Net Worth for 1-2 Units

$1,242,200 - $3,537,700

Estimated Initial Investment for Traditional Buildout

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If You've Always Wanted to Own A SONIC, Here's Your Sign
Dream Bigger with SONIC Drive-In

average gross sales for top 1/3 of traditional franchise drive-ins*