SONIC, America’s Drive-In, Strengthens Franchise Development Team

Bob Franke and Thomas Kessler Bring Decades of Experience to Support SONIC’s Growth Oklahoma City, OK  (RestaurantNews.com)  SONIC (NASDAQ: SONC) today announced the expansion of its franchise development team with two additions to its management team: Bob Franke, senior vice…

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Will Assume the Title of President Oklahoma City, OK  (RestaurantNews.com)  Sonic Corp. (NASDAQ: SONC), the nation’s largest chain of drive-in restaurants, today announced that Scott McLain, the company’s President, will resign from the position effective…

Cliff Hudson, chief executive officer of Sonic Corp., talks about the company’s menu expansion and growth strategy. He speaks with Sara Eisen and Tom Keene on Bloomberg Television’s “Surveillance.” (Source: Bloomberg)

SONIC®, America’s Drive-In®, opening at 6 a.m. or earlier to offer half-price Breakfast Burritos all day November 23 Oklahoma City, OK  (RestaurantNews.com)  Black Friday early birds fighting fatigue on the unofficial shopping holiday can rest easy and refuel at SONIC…

Classic and Limited-Time Asiago Caesar debut in advance of National Sandwich Day Oklahoma City, OK  (RestaurantNews.com)  With the growing popularity of chicken among diners, SONIC has introduced two new Premium Chicken Sandwiches to give guests the most bang for their…

New management and Director of Operations to implement enhanced marketing campaign and new service initiatives. Hudson Valley, NY  (RestaurantNews.com)  Daser Restaurant Group, licensed franchisee for SONIC Drive-Ins throughout the Hudson Valley, announces a major management and strategic makeover. With a…

Announces Date for Third Quarter Fiscal 2012 Earnings Call Oklahoma City, OK  (RestaurantNews.com)  Sonic Corp. (NASDAQ: SONC), the nation’s largest chain of drive-in restaurants, has announced that estimated system-wide same-store sales for the fiscal third quarter, which ended May 31,…

Want a beer with that burger and fries? Fast feeders such as Burger King, White Castle and Sonic are dabbling in booze in test markets. Starbucks has started selling wine and beer in five Seattle locations and at one in…

Cliff Hudson, Sonic Chairman & CEO, offers the real story on price pressures from the front-line. Sonic is the country’s largest chain of drive-in restaurants. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

Taxpayers cash in on half-price drinks and slushes at SONIC, America’s Drive-In Oklahoma City, OK  (RestaurantNews.com)  Taxpayers can take their first deductions of the year on April 17 – Tax Day – with refreshing, half-price drinks from SONIC, America’s Drive-In.…

Sales Strengthen in Second Fiscal Quarter Oklahoma City, OK  (RestaurantNews.com)  Sonic Corp. (NASDAQ: SONC), the nation’s largest chain of drive-in restaurants, is presenting this week at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2012 Consumer Conference. A link to the webcast…

Oklahoma City, OK  (RestaurantNews.com)  Sonic Corp. (NASDAQ: SONC), the nation’s largest chain of drive-in restaurants, today announced the appointment of James O’Reilly as Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. O’Reilly brings more than 20 years of senior level leadership…

Response to our first ever year in review (Top 20 Restaurant News Stories 2011) was so great, we just couldn’t help but serve up another heapin’ helping. Following is a list of the Top 100 restaurant news stories read on…

Stick a fork in it.  2011 is done.  And almost every media outlet in the world has put together some type of Top Stories list.  RestaurantNews.com has been serving up online restaurant news for over 12 years, but this is…

Give Limeades for Learning voters an A+ for awesomeness. They voted in record numbers for their favorite teachers’ projects throughout the fall as part of SONIC Drive-In’s annual national cause initiative, resulting in 1,471 projects funded and $714,230 donated to…

SONIC, America’s Drive-In, is keeping things toasty with the addition of two new TOASTER MELT Sandwiches to its menu during November and December. The new offerings are available for a limited time in two tasty varieties: the Bacon Cheddar TOASTER…

Sonic Corp., the nation’s largest chain of drive-in restaurants, today announced that its Board of Directors authorized a stock repurchase program for up to $30 million worth of common stock through August 31, 2012. Share repurchases may be made from…

Sonic Corp., the nation’s largest chain of drive-in restaurants, has announced that fiscal year 2011 same-store sales increased 1.8% for company drive-ins and 0.5% for the system. This improvement represents a significant reversal in trends from the decrease of 7.8%…

Some restaurant chains are turning to the bottle during the rough economy, but the liquoring up has produced mostly headaches, not happiness. Outlets that specialize in quick and cheap daytime meals — including Starbucks, Sonic and Guy & Gallard, the…

McDonald’s is making more changes to its executive senior management staff. Current President Steve Easterbrook is resigning from his position with McDonald’s Europe. The current Executive Vice President of the chain’s Global Supply Chain, Dave Goare, will step up into…

The trip to the fast-food joint that was once all about burgers and fries is increasingly about something that could require you to flash your ID: beer and wine. In a bid to boost business, two Sonic restaurants in South…

Sonic Corp., the nation’s largest chain of drive-in restaurants, today announced that certain of its subsidiaries intend to refinance their outstanding securitization debt with a new securitization debt facility. Sonic’s subsidiaries have had a securitized financing facility in place since…

Sonic Corp. (NASDAQ: SONC), the nation’s largest chain of drive-in restaurants, today announced its repurchase of $62.5 million of the company’s Class A-1 variable funding senior notes in a privately negotiated transaction. “We are pleased with the company’s ability and…

Be sure to check out this nice series of articles from the folks at Minyanville. The Origins of Cult-Favorite Fast Food Restaurants: Chick-fil-A The Origins of Cult-Favorite Fast Food Restaurants: Domino’s The Origins of Cult-Favorite Fast Food Restaurants: In-N-Out Burger…

From the tallest dog to the largest cheesecake, SONIC, America’s Drive-in is sharing some of the world’s craziest record-breaking feats this November with its consumers.  In partnership with Creative Consumer Concepts and Guinness World Records, SONIC is launching the SONIC…

Landry’s has purchased Claim Jumper’s in a bankruptcy auction for a total of $76.6 million.  The selling price is more than $20 million more than Claim Jumper’s had originally agreed to be sold for.  Because the restaurant was an asset…

It’s fall. It’s football season, and SONIC is piling on big flavor with the new Tex-Mex Footlong Quarter Pound Coney. Covered in chili and cheese, and then topped with FRITOS corn chips, jalapenos, onions and a zesty chipotle sauce, the…