State’s 3rd SONIC to open in Portage

December 30, 2008 by Matt Loker 

Portage residents now have a reason to stay in – stay in their cars that is. SONIC®, America’s Drive-In® with Monday’s (December 29th) opening of Portage’s first SONIC Drive-In, a restaurant where you order your meal and eat right from the comfort of your own vehicle. This is the third SONIC Drive-In in the state of Michigan.

Dan Finn, manager of the SONIC Drive-In, said, “We are very excited to open a SONIC in Portage.  We are looking forward to serving the community and delivering the fun Carhop service SONIC Drive-Ins are known for across the country.”

Trigo Hospitality is the principal owner of the new SONIC located at 349 Romence Road in Portage. The restaurant features 21 drive-in stalls, two walk-up ordering stations and a drive-thru.

With the full menu available all day, customers can enjoy a Breakfast Burrito to start their morning or as a late night snack. Normal hours of operation will be 6 a.m. to midnight every day.

SONIC, which specializes in made-to-order fast food, is known for its specialty menu items and personal Carhop service. Unique drink combinations make SONIC Your Ultimate Drink Stop!® SONIC’s slow-melting ice, helps drinks stay cool and keeps them cooled longer while maintaining flavor. SONIC’s full menu is available all day, giving guests the option of eating breakfast for dinner or ordering a SONIC Blast in the morning. Favorites include TOASTER® Sandwiches (sandwiches served on thick Texas Toast), Extra-Long Cheese Coneys (hot dogs with chili and cheese), fresh-made Onion Rings, Tater Tots and a variety of Frozen Favorites® treats and Fountain Favorites® drinks. SONIC’s ever-growing menu is full of options to satisfy every taste, such as Fresh Fruit Smoothies.

SONIC, America’s Drive-In (NASDAQ/NM: SONC) started as a hamburger and root beer stand in 1953 in Shawnee, Oklahoma, called Top Hat Drive-In, and then changed its name to SONIC in 1959. The first drive-in to adopt the SONIC name is still serving customers in Stillwater, Oklahoma. As the nation’s largest chain of drive-in restaurants, SONIC has 3,500 drive-ins coast to coast.

The company reports that more than a million customers eat at SONIC every day and says “with more drink combinations than any other quick-service restaurant – more than 168,000 – SONIC is Your Ultimate Drink Stop.”

For more information about Sonic Corp. and its subsidiaries, visit SONIC at


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