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Own the Brand Driving QSR Forward

SONIC®, America’s Favorite Drive-In, is growing in markets across the U.S. and we want yours to be next. Hop in the driver’s seat with a SONIC franchise of your own today.

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average gross sales for top 1/3 of traditional franchised restaurants*

Be a Part of Something Spectacular

You know SONIC, but you’ve never seen us quite like this. With an adaptable model, industry-leading technology and pent-up demand in markets nationwide, SONIC offers multi-unit franchise owners like you a path to limitless possibilities.


There’s Never Been a Better Time to Invest in SONIC

Our guests know us as the go-to spot for creative drinks and crave-worthy meals, but those in the franchise industry know us as the QSR brand keeping the competition on their toes. A proven model with non-stop innovation, SONIC gives you an unbeatable franchise opportunity.

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Why Sonic

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What it Takes to Own a SONIC

We’re looking for experienced franchisees with the finances and know-how to build out their market. See if you qualify for franchise ownership.

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Available Franchise Territories

We think everyone should have access to SONIC’s legendary coneys and refreshing cherry limeades, so we’re growing in regions across the U.S. See if your market is primed for growth.

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  • Georgia
  • Florida
  • Hawaii
  • Alaska
  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
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  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

Hear from the People Who Know SONIC Best

Hayes Potter

“What we are seeing is incremental visits and higher sales. SONIC is a great brand with great people.”

- Seth Wolken, Multi-Unit Franchisee in Chicago

“Our franchisor’s management style is very focused on involvement from franchisees and working together as a team.”

- Rick Timmons, Multi-Unit Franchisee in Utah and Idaho

Max Gelvick

“I love the direction of the brand. It’s investing in automation, it’s investing in the customer experience, it supports its franchisees at a lot of different levels and a lot of different disciplines.”

- Max Gelwix, Multi-Unit Franchisee in California

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Franchise Blog & News


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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Get in touch with Sonic

Everyone deserves a little oasis in their daily routine. Give your market what they’ve been craving with a SONIC franchise. To receive more information, please fill out the form below.


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