Sonic Fever

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.


  1. says:

    I never went to Sonic until I moved to Las Vegas. I found the place fairly decent but not all that compelling — the burgers are OK and I like the onion rings (I like sweet onion rings, but H finds them cloying), but it’s not a place I’d go nuts over. There’s one a few blocks from where I live now, and I’ve been there maybe once in the past year. Those slushes do go down pretty well on a hot summer afternoon, though, no doubt!

  2. Dana says:

    LOL! Who knew a Sonic opening would be such a big thing??

    I do *love* their drinks though 🙂 Oh, and their Southwest Chicken Salad (not sure if that’s the correct name or not) is quite good too 🙂

  3. Cristen says:

    There’s a Sonic in NY? Finally! When my co-workers and I roadtripped to NOLA we stopped at a Sonic. The cherry limeaid is delicious.

  4. Shannon says:

    ohhh sonic got awesome food… i like their chili fries… Lore loves their kid meals… because they have cool toys… the one they are guilding by us should be done by this summer they say… along with a red robin and a chick-fil-a… new target and super walmart hehehehe…

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