I tried Sonic because I was told that they have good burgers. I have no preconceive idea, so why not: you may end up with a big surprise!
Sonic is an old fast food chain founded in the 50's in Oklahoma. The one where I went was a drive-thru: as you can see on the photo, drivers park and will order from their car, through an inter-phone. Problem is that they had difficulties understanding my accent...but I ended up with the correct order! If you do not want to eat in your car, the only solution is to eat outside, on the patio, as there is no dining room.
Once your order is ready, a person on rollers will come to bring your order, napkins and sauces.
In term of menu, they had the classic: cheeseburger (with one or two patties), chicken sandwich, hot dog...So I went for the cheeseburger, one patty.
First, there was more lettuce than meat! And the meat looked grey! Not very appetizing.
Clearly not the best quality! And tasteless! Fortunately, I had the taste of the mayo and ketchup to give some flavor.
So, the cheeseburger was a miss. I was hopeful that the sides would be better. They had this great idea to propose small portions of sides for $1. It gives you the opportunity to try several. So we picked: onion rings, tater tots and fries.
The onion rings are supposed to be hand made. They were crispy, but had this weird sweet taste. I thought first that it was because of the onions they used, but there was definitely something in the batter that was throwing off the taste!
The fries were uneven: some were good and crispy, other were not. Fortunately, out of the three sides, the tater tots were good! A bit of crispiness, tasty and not greasy!
Last, I tried the milk shake. If was supposed to be hand dipped (meaning they use ice cream rather than a mix).
I chose a vanilla one. They definitely try to give a diner feel by adding whipped cream and a maraschino cherry on top. The milk shake was thick, but a bit tasteless. They probably did not put enough vanilla syrup in it. So again: a miss.
At the end of the day, I did not like what Sonic was proposing. I would go there only if there is no other option!
So, Monday May 28th being National Burger day, do not go to Sonic! Try more BLT Burger or Five Guys!
Enjoy (the post)!