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06-26-2011, 08:03 PM
For those of us in the North East Sonic is a relatively new phenomenon. A new location opened a few minutes from my home and I just HAD to go. I mean how cool is it? The car hops on the skates, the drive up ordering and eating in the car? And all of those delicious combination of cool refreshing drinks in pretty colors?
Well I go online to check out the menu and the nutrition stats. how appalling were they? A burger for 1280 calories? Yea right! and the drinks about 500-600 calories each?
So I decide I can have a hot dog 350 calories, tater tots 200 calories and a large diet cherry limeade for 33 calories.
All I can say is YUCK! I was in the car eating just because DH paid for it and i hadn't eaten.
Wow! Never thought i would get to the point where fast food lost it's appeal to me & the food wasn't worth the resulting gas :D
I always looked at people who didn't want a nice order of fries or a big burger and wished I could be like that. Who knew. My dinner sucked, I feel sick but at the same time I'm happy! :carrot:

06-26-2011, 08:15 PM
:lol: They've been advertising Sonic in the NE for a LONG time... the closest one from me was always a three hour drive.

I admit they had funny commercials, but I was never tempted.

Congrats on realizing you don't need that kind of food so often!

06-26-2011, 08:21 PM
I personally think all of Sonic's food tastes the same - they have the strangest grease ever. Their hotdogs are ok - but anything fried is horrible. But I think there drinks are good (I'm not a big ice cream fan, though). I love their diet limeaids.

06-26-2011, 08:23 PM
i've never been to a Sonic before...heck i haven't been to a Burger King or half the other fast food places either...they just don't have much in alaska unless you live in Anchorage, the only really big city in the state...when I go to anchorage, i like to go to arby's and starbucks and taco bell

in the capital city where i live, population about 40,000 not counting tourists and politicians, there are 3 Subways, 1 McDonalds, and 2 Starbucks locations (they make crappy coffee too)...and that's it....Taco Bell was here about 5 years ago but closed up

i can't believe my little sister's town up north, wayyy smaller than mine, has McD, Dairy Queen AND Arby's...and probably a few more too...no fair! lol

and on a side note, i drove through McD today and passed up their new Rolo-flavored McFlurry, even the snack size one!...i left with a salad and a diet soda :) i was proud of myself lol

06-26-2011, 08:27 PM
Here in Florida, I can't even remember -not- having a Sonic. I use to love Sonic because it was a HUGE treat for my parents to take me there. A few years ago my ex worked there and because of our horrible financial situation, sometimes the only food we would get was the food they cooked too much of at the end of the night.

It was okay at first. Then it got to the point all I could eat from their was a BLT. Now? I can't even look at Sonic food without feeling sick.

But, hey! That's awesome that you realized right away that Sonic is not really that appeasing, especially after being away from Fast Food for awhile. I haven't touched fast food in at least 3 months. Have to say, I feel pretty good about that accomplishment. :)

06-26-2011, 08:31 PM
@ Lovely they always played the commercials but you're right there wasn't one even remotely close. I always wanted to go.
Mary the hot dogs weren't even good to me and I found the limeade to be just okay. I knew I wouldn't like the hot dogs when I saw the raw onions.
Alaskan I saw the Rolo McFlurry the other day and I wasn't tempted either! And I say you're lucky there aren't all of those fast food temptations!

06-26-2011, 08:35 PM
Exjordanaire reminds me of my 2 yr stint at Little Caesars (shudder) can't even look at one when I see it now!
Every now and again I get a craving for some FF but usually talk myself out of it.

06-26-2011, 08:42 PM
I love, love, LOVE Sonic! They closed ours here, so I can't get to it anymore....probably for the best.

06-26-2011, 08:45 PM
Good for you! I've gotten so I can't stand fast food, though I still east it sometimes out of convenience/laziness. Always feel so gross after and never crave it anymore. Hubby like Arby's and I will sometimes get their chicken pecan grape apple salad. It's supposed to be a wrap/sandwich but you can ask for it with no bread. Not sure of the calories, but it just tastes lighter than the normal fast food fare.

06-26-2011, 09:00 PM
I love the cherry limeades and the tater tots with chili and cheese. Oh and corn dogs! I love corn dogs and they're hard to find at restaurants. I have a sonic about ten minutes from my house, but I haven't been there since i started my journey. Sometimes I forget it's there.

06-26-2011, 09:10 PM
Lucky for me, the only thing I like there is their ICE! LOVE the ice!!

06-26-2011, 09:20 PM
I admit I was a little disappointed the first time I tried Sonic. After YEARS of seeing the commercials and there not being any around, I finally spent last Summer around the Boston area and there is one there on the North Shore. I went a few times with my boyfriend and my favorite things were the campfire blast (graham cracker soft serve with chocolate covered marshmallow pieces), the slushes, and the mini appetizer combo with small tots, 2 mozz sticks and some jalapeno poppers :) Arby's is alright too, but I do crave their Horsey Sauce! It was a rare treat that I would get with my mom when I was younger.

06-26-2011, 09:28 PM
I agree with those of you who have said the hot dogs are the only thing good about the menu and even they arent amazing. We have a couple sonics here where I live and I've never been a fan.

Regera Dowdy
06-27-2011, 01:50 AM
I liked their fries better than the McDonald's ones which are too salty. Like most burger places in New Mexico, you can order Sonic burgers with green chile. I used to get mine with cheese, green chile, and bacon. Maybe it depends on the location, but in my experience Sonic's vegetables were more fresh. McDonald's and Burger King always had wilty lettuce and defeated-looking tomatoes. I'm not much of a burger person, so my planned deviations tend to be stuff I haven't learned how to make myself or homemade baked sweets.

06-27-2011, 02:02 AM
I don't care for the food, per say...but I :love: the ice cream and slushes!!
Orange Cream and Strawberry Cream Slushes are the BEST!
Oreo Blast :drool:
Any Regular flavored or fresh fruit slush :drool:

Of course, I have only had one orange cream slush since April. I can never remember a time when we didn't have Sonic.
If I get food there, it is a grilled chicken wrap--which isn't that spectacular--how hard is iceberg lettuce, tomato, chicken, and ranch dsg in a flour wrap??

06-27-2011, 10:28 AM
I have never been to Sonic but I see it the entire time I am on the treadmill because it's positioned RIGHT IN FRONT of my gym. That and 8 other places that could get me into so much trouble! LOL Thankfully, with time, my cravings for those places went away. Sounds like that happened with you too and the food just isn't worth it anymore! And on top of that, you made better choices when you did go! Kudos sweetie!!

On Saturday night I was an hour north of my city and saw a Steak and Shake. I have only seen these in my travels to Florida where, I might add, I did quite a bit of damage! If this means these places will be heading my way soon, I'm in trouble! :D

06-27-2011, 11:52 AM
I HATE Sonic. They literally have nothing there to eat for us dieters. Every other fast food place has something - Hardees has these AWESOME turkey burgers for less than 500 calories, Wendy's has this amazing berry salad with grilled chicken, Burger King's grilled chicken sandwich is heavenly. Even McDonald's has tasty salads for less than 500 calories.

Sonic has nothing. All their food is greasy gross, and stay the heck away from anything blue there (or red, or green, or whatever color their frozen drinks are). Sonic is the one place where I refuse to eat.

06-27-2011, 01:06 PM
I would love to know how many of their Diet Cokes I've had over the years. I'm betting I've sent a lot of car hops to college on tips.

Regera Dowdy
06-27-2011, 08:58 PM
I forgot about all the drinks, slushes, and floats. Cherry limeades are the best thing about Sonic! It shouldn't be too hard to come up with a diet soda version of one.

06-27-2011, 09:35 PM
I love that all of Sonic's flavored iced teas (raspberry, peach, cranberry etc) can be ordered "unsweet" and have only 10 calories for so. Their iced teas are SO DELICIOUS. DW loves the diet cherry limeade (I can't have aspartame, so it's out for me).

06-28-2011, 01:40 PM
Man, I use to love Sonic. I remember a few years ago when I was over 200 lbs, I use to go there and get the foot long chili and cheese coney with onions and the cheese fries. Nom'd that down. I haven't had that in years though. It was probably 2000+ calories in just one of those meals alone.

06-28-2011, 01:53 PM
I used to be OBSESSED with Sonic. I live in Allentown, PA, and I think my obsession was rooted in the fact that the closest one was an hour and a half away. My two best friends and I would make a day of road-tripping out to Lancaster to eat at Sonic and hang out at Amish fruit stands.

Now all of a sudden there are three new Sonics within a five mile radius. I used to love their food, but now I just feel sick when I think about it. Their onion rings were my big obsession (I am somewhat of an o-ring connoisseur) but now... bleh. One less temptation to worry about!

06-28-2011, 02:41 PM
Sonic is subpar. If I'm going to waste the calories on fast food, it needs to be better than Sonic. The only thing I really like from them is their ice cream/desserts.

06-28-2011, 02:43 PM
A burger for 1280???
That is unbelievable O_O The fattiest burger I ever saw here was 700 and I was shocked at that. So it is partly true they make things bigger in america. I thought it was a joke.

06-28-2011, 03:19 PM
I remember when they opened the first Sonic in NJ on Route 17 by me and it would be such a pain in the butt to get home because the drive-thru line would actually back up onto the highway and cause an even bigger traffic mess than usual! There would have to be a police officer there every day just to direct the traffic. One night a friend of mine and I decided to check it out just because of the hype and I remember ordering a burger and thinking it was not worth the hype AT ALL. I remember the frozen drink I had not being bad though, but not worth a return trip. The only positive thing during that trip was being so amused at the fact that they actually bring your order to you on rollerblades to your car! lol I never thought I'd actually have that happen! It clearly doesn't take much to amuse me lol

06-28-2011, 06:34 PM
sonic is horrrrible haha

there are about 6 going in every direction from my house and my roommate works at one

it's kind of ridiculous!

06-28-2011, 07:11 PM
I'm from England, so the thought of going to drive into a little booth and radioing in the order to have someone bring it out was just so AMERICAN I had to do it. I had a burger, fries and a drink. Oh my goose, my stomach did not like it one bit a while later. I was lying on my boyfriends bed in agony, I just felt like my stomach was having a tantrum! Never again!