For more than 40 years, Sonic has worked to build its dominant position in the drive-in restaurant business and create a franchise system that offers extraordinary entrepreneurial opportunities in the quick-service restaurant industry. Sonic Drive-Ins offer made-to-order sandwiches and feature signature items such as Extra-Long Cheese Coneys, hand-battered onion rings, tater tots, and a variety of Frozen and Fountain Favorites, including cherry limeades, slushes, and a complete soft-serve dessert menu. At a typical Sonic Drive-In, the customer drives into one of 24 to 36 covered parking spaces and orders made-to-order food through an intercom speaker system. The customer's order is delivered by a carhop usually within four minutes. For a number of years, Sonic has consistently maintained strong real sales growth and industry-leading customer frequency.
Sonic Copycat Recipe
1/4 lb ground beef
1 large plain white hamburger bun
ground black pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons yellow mustard
6 -10 canned jalapeno slices
1/3 cup chopped lettuce
Shape the ground beef into a thin circle the same diameter as the bun. Cover the patty with wax paper and freeze it. When you're ready to prepare the burger, preheat a large skillet over medium heat. Spray some butter spray or spread a thin layer of melted butter on the faces of the top and bottom bun. Lightly brown the faces of the bun in the skillet, then remove them and set them aside.
Grill the beef patty in the skillet, and lightly sprinkle it with salt and pepper. Cook the beef for 3 to 4 minutes per side until done. As the patty cooks, build the burger by first spreading the mustard over the face of the bottom bun. Arrange the jalapeno slices on the mustard. Arrange the lettuce on the sandwich next. When the beef is ready, stack it on top of the other condiments, and top off the sandwich with the top bun. If you'd like the sandwich hotter, microwave it on high for 10 to 15 seconds.