Sonic Drive-In


Sonic is the nation’s largest drive-in sandwich chain, with more than 3,522 locations and nearly $3.88 billion in U.S. systemwide sales. It is owned by Oklahoma City, Okla.-based Sonic Corp., which has been publicly traded (Ticker: SONC) since 1991. It started in 1953 as Top Hat Drive-In, a hamburger and root beer stand in Shawnee, Okla., and now has drive-ins in 43 states coast to coast.

Chain Snapshot

Segment: Sandwich

Headquarters: Oklahoma City, Okla.

CEO: J. Clifford Hudson

Financial Data

Systemwide Sales: $3.88 billion (U.S., FY 2013)

Total Units: 3,522
(U.S., FY 2013)

Sales Per Unit: $1.1  million (Estimated, FY 2013)

Source: NRN Top 100 report


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