Engage in site selection to find the perfect location for your Sonic Drive-in restaurant.

SONIC's Steps to
Franchise Ownership

At SONIC, we take great pride in our simple and streamlined steps to the franchise ownership process. From your initial inquiry to your grand opening, we’ll be with you every step of the way.
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Our Franchise Process to Ownership

Opening a SONIC drive-in burger franchise has never been more simple!

1. Inquire online

You’ll start your SONIC journey by submitting your response to our online contact form.

2. Interview with the franchise development team

Our franchise development team will set up an appointment with you to learn more about you and your qualifications and see if you meet our franchise requirements.

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3. Review FDD

We’ll give you the opportunity to review our Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) and ask us any questions you may have about our franchise system.

4. Submit the franchise application form

You’ll be furnished with the franchise application form to fill out and submit.

5. Attend Discovery Day

On this exciting day, you’ll have the opportunity to meet the members of our franchise team and connect with our other franchisees.

6.Sign your franchise agreement and submit your franchise fee

Here, you’ll pay us the initial franchise fee, sign the franchise agreement and officially become a SONIC franchise owner.

7. Begin site selection

We’ll support you as you go through the process of selecting the ideal location for your SONIC franchise.

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8. Complete training

Upon completion of our premium franchise training program, you’ll be fully equipped with the knowledge and tools necessary to run your SONIC franchise.

9. Grand Opening

The exciting day has come for you to officially open up your drive-in franchise to the public!

Leverage Sonic Drive-in's strong brand recognition and consumer trust to drive success across multiple territories.
Are you ready to embark on your SONIC journey?
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YOUR INFORMATION
Inspire Brands: Inspire Brands is a multi-brand franchise opportunity that encompasses a portfolio of popular restaurant chains, including Arby's, Buffalo Wild Wings, and Jimmy Johns. With a diverse range of concepts under its umbrella, Inspire Brands offers a unique opportunity for entrepreneurs looking to operate multiple successful restaurant brands.
 Invest in Sonic Drive-in Burger Franchise, the leading QSR franchise that sets the pace for success in the industry.

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.

(#)* Average Gross Sales for total of Company Drive-Ins and Franchise Drive-Ins for 2022 as reported in our FDD issued March 24, 2023, as amended May 24, 2023. 1,523 (or 44%) of the Total Company Drive-Ins and Franchise Drive-Ins (3,452) attained or exceeded this average during 2022. Some restaurants have sold or earned this amount. Your individual results may differ. There is no assurance that you’ll sell or earn as much. See our FDD for more information.

Arby's: Arby's is a well-known sandwich chain franchise opportunity. Renowned for its roast beef sandwiches and diverse menu options, Arby's provides franchisees with a chance to cater to customers seeking hearty and flavorful sandwiches.Baskin Robbins: Baskin Robbins is a franchise opportunity focused on ice cream and frozen desserts. With its wide variety of flavors and a history of innovation, Baskin Robbins provides a sweet and refreshing option for individuals interested in the dessert industry.Buffalo Wild Wings: Buffalo Wild Wings is a popular sports bar and grill franchise opportunity. Known for its lively atmosphere, extensive wing flavors, and multiple screens for sports viewing, Buffalo Wild Wings attracts both sports enthusiasts and casual diners.Buffalo Wild Wings GO: Buffalo Wild Wings GO is a new concept introduced by Buffalo Wild Wings that focuses on takeout and delivery orders. This franchise opportunity allows entrepreneurs to tap into the growing demand for convenient dining options and capitalize on the popularity of Buffalo Wild Wings. Dunkin's: Dunkin's is a well-known franchise opportunity that specializes in coffee and baked goods. With a strong brand presence and a diverse menu, Dunkin's offers a popular choice for entrepreneurs looking to enter the fast-food industry.Invest in Sonic Drive-in, the leading QSR franchise that sets the pace for success in the industry.
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Tap into Sonic Drive-in's strong vendor relationships to ensure quality products and competitive pricing.Engage in site selection to find the perfect location for your Sonic Drive-in restaurant.

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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INSPIRE BRANDS IS A TRADEMARK OF INSPIRE BRANDS INC.

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