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QSR Franchise Opportunity: Make a Favorite American Past Time a Part of Your Future.

Get to know the iconic brand that’s made its way into the hearts of people all across America. Better yet, learn how you can own this beloved brand.

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A Bold History of Innovation

Over more than 65 years in the business, SONIC has established itself as a permanent fixture in American culture. SONIC’s success stems from our long-standing legacy of balancing familiarity with bold advancement, making our concept as relevant today as it was when we started.

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Small Town Roots with Supersonic Growth

SONIC is an American success story that continues to flourish with every new chapter. After three previous business ventures, founder Troy Smith struck gold with the first SONIC Drive-In located in the small town of Shawnee, Oklahoma. Smith’s vision and knack for spotting customer trends gave us our first state-of-the-art intercom system and, as they say, the rest is history.

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The Future is Looking Brighter Than Ever

Built on innovation and entrepreneurial spirit, SONIC’s story lives on through our incredible corporate leadership and franchise owners. We dare to dream bigger and never stop asking “what if?” With a unique business model, diverse menu, proven demand, and technological advancements, SONIC proves it’s a brand positioned for exponential growth for years to come.

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“Sonic has been a great company to work for. It’s good to see franchise owners build success and foster a culture”.

- Claudia San Pedro, President, Sonic Drive-in


SONIC’s executive leadership team is filled with franchising and restaurant veterans with the experience and imagination to drive our brand into the next generation of QSR.

In partnership with Inspire Brands, the second largest restaurant company in the U.S., we’re able to provide franchisees like you with the support and resources you need to build a legacy of your very own.

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Why Multi-Unit Entrepreneurs Invest in SONIC

Nik Bhakta, owner of hundreds of restaurants, opens up about why he continues to open

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Claudia San Pedro

SONIC’s Claudia San Pedro Named LATINA Executive of 2020

In recognition of her exemplary leadership, innovation and the success of SONIC Drive-In, LATINA Style.

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Sonic Finds the Fast Lane During COVID-19

In a year where eating in your car became cool again, the classic brand kept evolving.

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For a limited time, we are offering significant incentives for new store development commitments for 2022–2025. To receive more information, please fill out the form below