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We Taste 9 Fast Food Vanilla Milkshakes (and Risk Permanent Brain Freeze)

Todd Brock 71 comments

Which fast food outlets have vanilla milkshakes that actually go beyond "boring, plain, and unexciting?" We picked nine nationwide chains, put our waistlines on the line, and braved the worst case of brain freeze in recorded history to find out. Here are our favorites. More

Sonic Hopes to Open 1,000 Locations in the Next Decade

A Hamburger Today Erin Jackson 22 comments

New Sonic locations will open in Seattle, San Diego, Los Angeles, Buffalo, and Rochester within the next several years, but whether the company can hit their lofty target remains to be seen. More

Here's Which of Sonic's 6 New Master Blasts You Should Try

Sweets Todd Brock 6 comments

A glass (or a Styrofoam cup) of Real Ice Cream is just a milkshake; it's the mix-ins that supposedly make it a gourmet innovation. And that's where Sonic's new Master Blasts either sink or swim. More

We Try Sonic's New Cinnasnacks

Sweets Todd Brock 9 comments

In a traditional cinnamon roll, the dough is basically just a delivery mechanism for the filling and icing. Sonic's inside-out Cinnasnacks seem to totally get that and deliver in kind. Goo lovers and frosting fans, rejoice. More

Why Sonic's Cherry Limeade Is The Best

Drinks J. Kenji López-Alt 44 comments

Where I grew up, the Sonic chain of drive-in fast food burger restaurants was thin on the ground. New York is not exactly a city with a car culture. So I was a bit slow to get onto the Sonic Cherry Limeade boat, but now that I'm aboard, I can say with reckless abandon that it is truly the king of fast food soft drinks. More

Chain Reaction: Sonic

A Hamburger Today Todd Brock 44 comments

Whether it's my advanced age or my hopelessly uncool car, eating a burger while hunched over the steering wheel of a stationary automobile just doesn't sound like fun to me. Even with roller skating carhops. More

Fast Food Onion Ring Roundup: Burger King vs. Hardee's vs. Jack in the Box vs. Sonic

A Hamburger Today Todd Brock 59 comments

If you want a pouch of potato sticks, you can visit pretty much any fast food establishment on the planet. But if it's lunchtime and you want to put a ring on it, you've got to plot out your run a bit more carefully. The ring's the thing that decides many a burger destination. More

Video: Sonic Drive-thru Ballad

A Hamburger Today Robyn Lee 1 comment

Drive-thru raps may be the most popular of the musical drive-thru order genre, but Giorgio Fareira of The Interstate Life mixes things up with this sweet drive-thru order at Sonic that's more like a soft rock ballad. More

Hot Dog of the Week: Sonic's 4 New 'Regional-Style' Hot Dogs

Hot Dog of the Week Hawk Krall 16 comments

While I could never bring myself to suggest Sonic over the local 100-year-old neighborhood hot dog stand, Sonic's four new "regional" style hot dogs ($1.99 each) were much better than I expected, and if you're in a part of the country lacking decent hot dogs, or just looking for a quick bite, these things are genuinely satisfying. More

Review of Five Burger Chains in Chicago

A Hamburger Today Robyn Lee 3 comments

Burgers from Fatburger and Five Guys. Kevin Pang of the Chicago Tribune eats at five burger chains in the Chicago area in five hours (accompanied by a bottle of antacid): Sonic Drive-In, Fatburger, Meat Heads, Five Guys, and The... More

'Why Does Sonic Advertise on TV When There's No Sonic Near Me?'

A Hamburger Today Adam Kuban 44 comments

"Why does Sonic Drive-In advertise on TV when there's no Sonic near me?" I've heard this question a number of times from AHT readers without a Sonic in their area and from friends and coworkers here in New York... More

McCain's Daughter Loves Sonic

A Hamburger Today Adam Kuban 4 comments

"On Wednesday, we traveled from New Orleans to Baton Rouge where Dad conducted a townhall with the Governor of Louisiana Bobby Jindal. After the townhall, we traveled to Tampa, Florida for a finance event. The girls and I ended the... More

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