So apparently I was not the only one looking forward to checking out New York’s first Sonic restaurant. Today was the grand opening over in Kingston and since they broke ground in February, I’ve been counting down the days until I could get my diet cherry limeade and see what all the fuss is about. After all, we’ve been tortured by their tantalizing commercials for several years, with no Sonic within reasonable driving distance. Drew went to one down south earlier this year on one of his trips to Virgina and thought it was pretty good, so he was looking forward to this too.
Um… and so was everyone else in the area, I think. The grand opening started at 2 PM. We got over there around 4 for an early dinner and as we pulled around to the restaurant (which is in a corner of a big shopping plaza), we saw that not only was every single car stall (or whatever you call it) filled, but there were at least 25 cars just waiting to get into the general Sonic restaurant area! I’ve never in my life seen such a line for a fast-food restaurant. Needless to say we decided to go somewhere else tonight instead of wait for what surely would have been quite a long time.
We’ll check it out again sometime next week. I don’t need my diet cherry limeade quite that bad.