Sonic (Boynton Beach)
Sonic is one of Jeff Eats favorite fast-food burger/fries/ice cream joints. A “story” that I did way back on August 15, 2013 is reprinted below…
Anyway, last night I “participated” in a taste-test (at the Boynton Beach joint) of Sonic’s new boneless chicken wing “product.” Just so we are straight, Sonic Corp. via a gift card- comped Jeff Eats for the purchase of 24 boneless wings ($14.99), Barbecue, Buffalo, Asian Sweet Chili and I gotta tell you, all 3-flavors were delicious. Each boneless wing was a nice sized all-white meat chunk-fried to a nice crunch. If I were to do a pecking order-barbecue, buffalo, Asian sweet chili-but that’s just me! Remember, what Jeff Eats likes you might hate and vice versa. Just for reference, barbecue was mild, buffalo had a kick, Asian had a double-kick.
Let me wrap this up for you…if Jeff Eats had- found the wings to be crap, comp or no comp, I’d tell you that they were crap…but they weren’t-so you now know about a really delicious fast food chicken-option.
One final thought and its- got nothing to do with chicken…Sonic’s “skaters” sure are a hard working bunch of folks… pleasant and as helpful as can be!
August 13, 2013
***** Sonic (Greenacres, Boynton Beach, Homestead)
Something like 60 days ago, Jeff Eats tried Sonic for the first time. Since that first outing, I’ve been back 3 additional times….I absolutely love the burgers, fries, onion rings, shakes, soft ice cream, fried chicken and grilled chicken that this fast-food joint serves-up.
Printed below is a “corporate” profile that I swiped from Yahoo Finance–this summary should give you the basics on this 3,500 unit chain that features drive-up service with food-being delivered to your car by a wait-staff on roller skates…think Happy Days, Richie Cunningham, Fonize, Potsie and Ralph The Mouth and you’ll catch the vibe.
“Sonic Corp. operates and franchises a chain of quick-service drive-in restaurants in the United States. As of August 6, 2013, the company operated approximately 3,500 drive-in restaurants in 43 states. It also leases signs and real estate. The company was founded in 1953 and is headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.”
Just so you know, there are a load of Sonic outlets in Florida…for our purposes–there is 1 in Greenacres, 1 in Boynton Beach, 1 in Homestead (Miami Gardens and Lauderhill are currently under construction)…but like I just said, there are a ton of others in the great state of Florida (Mr. Chairman, I have the high honor and great privilege to cast…).
Jeff Eats has been to the Greenacres joint 4 times and I got to tell you, that Sonic really got the job done for me. The food was really good– as was the service and the prices were super reasonable (think Burger King, Wendy’s, McDonald’s). The menu is gigantic…burgers, fries, onion rings, soft ice cream, shakes, chicken, salads, hot dogs, desserts—best way for Jeff Eats to describe Sonic—imagine if Burger King, Dairy Queen and Chik fil A—merged…that’s Sonic!…and the joint is open on Sunday!!!
If you haven’t been to a Sonic, GO! You will love it.
Check www.sonicdrivein.com for menu/locations/photos.