SONIC®, America's Drive-In®, offers customers award-winning menu items and unparalleled customer service. As a result of its successes, leading business publications such as Forbes and Entrepreneur continually recognize SONIC as one of America's top companies. Additionally, SONIC repeatedly receives accolades from restaurant industry publications and associations for outstanding service, menu variety and quality.
SONIC's line of Premium Beef Hot Dogs is the recipient of a 2012 Nation's Restaurant News MenuMasters award for best new menu item. The MenuMasters Awards, now in their 15th year, are among the most prestigious honors in food service.
SONIC ranks 10th overall in the 2012 Temkin Experience Ratings. The ratings are part of a larger report by the Temkin Group that analyzes feedback from 10,000 U.S. consumers to rate 206 organizations across 18 industries.
SONIC earned a rank of 28 in the Franchise Times' Top 200 Franchise Chains for 2011.
SONIC ranked among the top five quick service restaurants in three categories in Zagat's 2011 survey results: Best Value Menu, Best Milkshake and Best Drive-Thru.
QSR Magazine ranks SONIC at No. 10 in the magazine's Top 50 QSR list based on systemwide sales. In addition, SONIC captures the No. 4 sport in the Burger category.
The Aiken Standard readers awarded SONIC with the Best Happy Hour in their annual "Best of" issue.
Nation's Restaurant News ranked SONIC No. 12 in its Top 100 Chains ranking for U.S. systemwide sales.
AllBusiness included SONIC in its third annual AllStar Franchise Top 300 list for 2011.
Food Network Magazine featured SONIC's Chef Trevor Wilson as having one of America's best food jobs in the country.
SONIC was ranked No. 12 in Chain Store Age's Top 20 Restaurant Chains.
QSR Magazine ranks SONIC at No. 10 in the magazine's Top 50 QSR list based on systemwide sales. In addition, SONIC is ranked No. 4 in the Burger category.
SONIC's Limeades for Learning® cause branding program earned a Silver Halo Award for Best Video at the Cause Marketing Forum June 3, 2010 in Chicago, Ill. The Cause Marketing Forum distributes Halo Awards to causes and companies who do their part to address a societal need and promote positive change.
SONIC's Limeades for Learning® cause branding program is listed as No. 7 among the Top 10 scoring television advertisements for 2009 among all restaurant brands.
SONIC's Limeades for Learning® cause branding program among one of the magazine's Best of 2009: Charitable Giving programs.
SONIC was honored as one of the inaugural list of brands to receive the Ladies' Home Journal Do Good™ Stamp. The Ladies' Home Journal awards the Do Good Stamp to corporations that are committed to doing good and that are an inspiration. SONIC was honored for Improving Education through its national cause branding program, Limeades for Learning®.
SONIC was awarded "Best of OKC" honors for Dinner on a Budget and Happy Hour by in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Gazette.
The magazine's Top 100 report ranked SONIC at No. 13 for Top 100 chains ranked by U.S. Systemwide Foodservice Sales.
In a recent WebMD.com article, SONIC's regular fries were recognized as having the lowest calories, lowest fat grams, lowest percentage of calories from fat and lowest total amount of "bad fats" as well as second lowest in sodium.
SONIC was a 2009 Reader's Choice Awards winner for Best Fast Food place and Best Happy Hour in Shreveport, La., The Times.
SONIC made the first annual AllBusiness AllStar Franchise Top 300 list for 2009. The ranking is a unique approach that assesses the strengths of franchising companies, including criteria such as Web visibility and the latest financial strength scores from Dun & Bradstreet. The editors at AllBusiness.com and experts choose the Top 300.
SONIC was the preferred restaurant over Burgerville in The News Tribune's Online Poll of readers. More than 1,200 readers voted.
The SuperSONIC Cheeseburger received an A- grand in a Chicago Tribunearticle ranking five new burger chains and their signature burgers. The Tribune described the taste test as "A nice sweetness to the bun...the cheese has successfully melted into the patty's crevices and created an amalgam of beefy wonderfulness...well-balanced and well-flavored on the whole...not as greasy as similar burgers."
SONIC's overall ranking rises to No. 4 spot on Entrepreneur's 2009 Franchise® 500.
SONIC was awarded the Best Happy Hour by the Amarillo Sunday News-Globe.
SONIC ranks number 10 in QSR magazine's The QSR 50 for systemwide sales for the second year in a row. In addition, SONIC captures the number 4 spot for the second year in a row in the Burger Segment of The QSR 50.
R&I's Top 400 Restaurant Chains listed SONIC at No. 13 based on annual sales, number of units and average unit volume (AUV).
SONIC's overall ranking rises yet again to No. 6 on Entrepreneur's 2007 Franchise® 500 list.
Forbes names SONIC® as the No. 104 on its 200 Best Small Companies List. This is the 13th consecutive appearance, giving SONIC® the longest standing tenure on list.
Franchisees rank SONIC No. 1 in QSR's Annual Brand Satisfaction Survey for creating an inclusive, collaborative environment. The survey measures franchisees among the largest 150 chains tracked by Restaurant Research and asks franchisee operators to rate their own restaurant concepts around nine key brand components-sales and profit prospects, menu, promotional line-up, advertising, operations, system condition, concept management and franchisee support.
SONIC listed as the No. 1 franchise in the burger category on Entrepreneur's 2006 Franchise 500® list, the most comprehensive ratings list of franchises in the world. SONIC's overall ranking is No. 13 on the Franchise 500 list.
SONIC Chairman and CEO Cliff Hudson named top quick-service restaurant executive of the year by the International foodservice Manufacturers Association for its annual Silver Plate Awards. A committee consisting of editors of foodservice-industry publications and last year's winners of the Silver Plate awards selected the winners.