SONIC is an avid supporter of education and the arts. Our specific focus is on supporting educational opportunities in the state of Oklahoma where SONIC is headquartered. In addition, our award winning Limeades for Learning® program has impacted thousands of students across the nation by providing needed supplies and tools needed by teachers to further student education. We do not provide support to individuals, only to non-profit groups aligned with education and/or the arts.
While SONIC is a restaurant company, and as such, does not raise, handle, own, transport or process animals we believe that handling animals in a manner that is humane is an important responsibility and quite simply, the right thing to do. The foundation of SONIC’s animal welfare program is based on a comprehensive third-party audit system for beef, poultry, and pork processing plants. These systems are based on credible scientific animal behavior research and consist of specific technical standards for animal treatment including a detailed set of guidelines for measuring compliance. To guide us, we work closely with experts and industry groups such as the American Meat Institute, the National Chicken Council and the National Pork Board. We work with our suppliers and others in our industry in an effort to raise the bar on animal welfare standards. One reason why we’re a member of the National Council of Chain Restaurants (NCCR) is to work with our industry and suppliers in our combined commitment to animal welfare.
Sonic Corp. and the franchisees that operate SONIC drive-ins are proud members of our community. This pride is demonstrated daily at every drive-in by offering quality food, friendly service and job opportunities for local residents. Locally, our independent franchisees support many charitable causes through sponsorships, fundraisers and events. If you are seeking support for your local non-profit, you may wish to contact the owner of your local SONIC. Donations and/or other means of support are given at the discretion of the independent franchisee. Nationally, SONIC is focused on education and the arts within our home state of Oklahoma. While there are many worthy charitable organizations, we believe we are most effective when we focus our national support on limited causes, in this case arts and education in Oklahoma. Because of this, SONIC is unable to consider other requests for assistance. For criteria, details and procedures of our giving efforts please visit our Community page.