Fast food heaven & roller-blade babes to boot!
By Mike Sanford, GLOB Editor
There were a lot of happy GLOBers when the Sonic Drive-in reopened on NW 39th Ave.
After an extended hiatus, America's drive-in restaurant reopened with a full line of burgers, hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, French fries, onion rings, and desserts.
In case you didn't already know, just like in the 'Happy Days' TV show, a server on roller skates happily delivers your lunch to your driver's side window with a giant smile at this nostalgic drive-in lunch stop.
You must admit seeing your lunch gliding down the sidewalk to your automobile is a very cool memorable experience.
I think I was parked in the wrong space because I saw my roller-bladed server come out of the front door of Sonic. Then the view the of the server, and my lunch, was blocked by the giant menu screen displays positioned in the corner of each parking spot.
Finally her roller blades came into view below the displays and I was able to watch the black, four wheel roller-blades advance as my Sonic Drive-in lunch time bliss was effortlessly transported down the concrete path.
If you are in a hurry for a quick lunch of burger or a hot dog with French fries or onion rings, this Food On the Run hot spot is the place for you.
In past visits to this 39th Avenue FOTR oasis, I have sampled breakfast wraps (excellent), hamburgers (good, 9 different kinds), hot dogs (excellent, 7 choices), and chicken sandwiches (tasty, again 7 choices), that all satisfied my lunch time requirements. That's a lot of food choices for one drive-in.
This trip I decided on the 'two Hot Dog Combo.' I selected a chili dog with onions and the New York dog topped with spicy brown mustard, grilled onions and sauerkraut as my two hot dogs. I added an order of onion rings to my combo . . . because I love onion rings.
I have a friend that several years ago informed me that a trip to Sonic was not complete without onion rings. She is still correct. The onion rings are very good. Fried to a crispy crust and the thick onion slices complement the crunchy outside in a very special way.
There are a lot of good lunch time menu choices at the Sonic. My suggestion is to go to the GLOB Sonic blog page and click on the Sonic website menu link so you can immerse yourself in fast food nirvana. Then come back to the GLOB's News Lunch Box (bottom of home page) for excellent reading material to feed your brain at the same time.
A special feature that puts Sonic over the top for some lunch outers is a desert menu that lists 37 different frozen desserts. This incredible list of sugary delights includes the Sonic Blast, real ice cream milk shakes, floats, and a banana split.
Sonic is a busy place for a bunch of reasons. The food is good, service is fast and friendly, and the roller-blade babes, er, uh, customer-friendly servers add up to an overall excellent lunch experience.
Let's see, 37 different frozen desserts. There's 31 days in July. I will need to eat a dessert every day, and two desserts on six days to eat all the desserts by the end of the month.
The Pluses and Minuses of Sonic Drive-thru:
THE SONIC DRIVE THRU PLUS (+) indicators: Good quick, tasty fast food. There is a frozen dessert selection for every customer.
THE SONIC DRIVE THRU MINUS (-) indicators: Speak slowly into the microphone to be sure your order is understood.
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- Address: 2162 NW 39th Ave., Gaineville, FL
- Urban GLOB Location: NW 39th Avenue
- Web Site: Sonic Drive-In
- Latitude: 29.688769
- Longitude: -82.354191