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Not related to Sonic Youth, I'm afraid. My culinary adventures continue with a visit to Sonic for the first time. Apparently the one we went to was a chi-chi new restaurant because it had a seating area; otherwise a carhop comes out and serves your email. It was a little unnerving to talk to a speaker in a machine while standing inside a restaurant, and then the lone server appeared with my cheeseburger and tater tots. (I don't think I've had tater tots for 20+ years.)

Sonic is apparently an almost national chain following Krispy Kreme's business model of dominating the south before heading north.

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On November 7th, 2006 11:40 pm (UTC), aislingleannan commented:
For some reason, Sonic is fond of playing their commercials on New York cable channels, even though there aren't any Sonics within several hundred miles of here. It gets frustrating when the commercials are for things that sound really good - maybe that's part of their marketing scheme?

I've only been to a Sonic once, when I was in Oklahoma for a friend's wedding. It was pretty good, but yeah, the drive-in thing was weird.
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On November 8th, 2006 01:19 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
I guess it was more like a walk-in for me - we parked the car, went inside the restaurant, and then I talked to the disembodied voice - very weird indeed.
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On November 8th, 2006 12:26 am (UTC), meredith_eats commented:
I loooooooove Sonic! It was an institution of my childhood. Did you have a cherry limeade?
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On November 8th, 2006 01:19 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
Alas! For the next visit - everyone kept telling me how good the drinks are but I was distracted by the chili and cheese tater tots.
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On November 8th, 2006 03:07 pm (UTC), (Anonymous) commented:
We discovered Sonic in Kingman, AZ (they have 2 there) 3-4 years ago. So I was very happy to discover last year that Sonic had arrived in Fullerton. I actually prefer it to In-N-Out, which I think has changed its burger style (not as juicy meat but thicker juicier tomatoes to compensate) in the last few years.

Michael
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