If you’re from New England, a Sonic Drive-In is probably something of a novelty to you. There’s less than 10 in the whole region which makes all the commercials and advertisements kind of a tease. To say the least.
When the first Sonic in all of Rhode Island opened a few miles down the road from Bryant University on October 26th, the hype was pretty real. Being a Sonic virgin, I was ready to check out what all the fuss was about. There was traffic down the road with directors trying to manage all the hungry hippos fighting to just get into the parking lot.
Once we finally got into the parking lot we were given 3 options: a drive-in stall, drive-thru, and the lobby. The stall line was ridiculously long so my friends and I being our impatient selves, we chose to eat inside the building. The drive-in stall is recommended to get the whole experience. The staff rollerblades your food out to your car. Isn’t that some service?
While in line, I noticed all the deals that Sonic has. From 99¢ drinks during a certain time to wing specials on certain days to happy hour drink specials (1/2 price drinks and slushies from 2-4 pm), there was tons of way to save money.
I was pretty overwhelmed by the number of options for food. Burgers, double burgers, chicken sandwiches, hot dogs, chicken tenders, etc… You even get the choice between fries and tater tots. Don’t even get me started on the amount of drink choices. Choosing between a slushie and a milkshake was harder than it appears.
Is fries and tater tots an option? How about a sampler? I’ll take one of everything, please.
After an internal debate, I ordered the #1 combo, which includes a cheeseburger, fry, and a drink. I threw in a Oreo Peanut Butter MasterShake for good measure. I told myself I’d go on the treadmill for approximately 13.8 hours after but hey, sometimes you just gotta live a little. Warning: Eat that much at your own risk. I personally don’t ever want to look (my hope for having a bikini body can’t take it) but the Nutrition Guide has a huge list of all the food.
Then it was time for the moment of truth… to eat the food. Dun, dun, dunnnn. I unwrapped my burger and took my first bite. Angels started singing. Yup, it was THAT good.
My friends and I were silent while we ate except occasionally when someone would stop chewing to rave about how good it all was.
“I want to be in a committed relationship to this cheeseburger.”
“This is the first time I’ve ever been in love.”
“I want to bathe in a pool of this slushie.”
Maybe we’re weird, or maybe the food is that good. Guess you’re gonna have to go check it out.
Yes, that slushie is as big as you think it is. PSA: it’s the Route 44 slushie and I guarentee it’s bigger than your head.
We all inhaled 3 days worth of food in 10 minutes. Leave no man (or fry) behind, am I right?
I didn’t realize how full I was until I stood up and realized I didn’t just have a food baby, I had food octuplets. Was it worth it? Yes.
Sonic hasn’t seen the last of me.