Sonic Drive-In FDD – Franchise Information, Costs and Fees
Type of Business
You will operate a Sonic restaurant, which features a variety of specialty drinks (such as cherry limeades and slushes), ice cream desserts, cheeseburgers, chicken entrees, hot dogs, onion rings and tater tots and breakfast items.
Sonic Franchising LLC was formed as a Delaware limited liability company on March 23, 2011. They do business under the brand names “Sonic,” “Sonic Drive-In” and “Sonic, America’s Drive-In,” among others. The Sonic brand began in the early 1950s, and the franchisor, though their predecessors, has offered Sonic franchises since 1974. Their principal business address is Three Glenlake Parkway NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30328.
The total investment necessary to begin operation of a Traditional Sonic Drive-In franchise ranges from $717,000 to $3,543,000. This includes $45,000 that must be paid to the franchisor or affiliate.
The total investment necessary to begin operation of a Non-Traditional Sonic Drive-In franchise ranges from $348,500 to $1,020,500. This includes $22,500 that must be paid to the franchisor or affiliate. If you sign a Development Agreement to develop multiple Sonic Drive-Ins, the total investment necessary to begin operation under the Development Agreement ranges from $20,000 to $100,000. This includes $20,000 to $100,000 that must be paid to the franchisor or affiliate.