Sonic’s Constant Tease

Am I the only one in Southern California who feels constantly teased every time a Sonic commercial comes on TV? Whenever I saw the couple in their car enjoying Sonic grub, I wanted to scream in agony for not living in some place like Texas, where Sonic’s a-plenty.

Well today, I said ENOUGH! In truth, I have absolutely no desire to live in Texas, so thankfully there’s actually a Sonic right here in the OC.

In between errands, I drove up to the Sonic in Anaheim for lunch. I pulled into one of the open stalls; it was just about noon and it looked like I beat a small lunch rush. There’s a lot of choices, but I ended up going for a small burger, tater tots, and a cherry slush.

Overall, it’s a bit far to go for fast food, considering the many other options we have in SoCal. However, my curiosity has been appeased, and the next time I see a commercial for their deep-fried mac ‘n cheese bits, I’m definitely taking a trip to Anaheim.

Oh, and the cherry slush totally hit the spot on this hot January day. Chech it out for yourself: 1632 N. Lemon Street in Anaheim.

7 Comments so far

  1. Dave Share (daveshare) on January 13th, 2009 @ 4:07 pm

    Being that my wife is from Texas, I have been forced there in the past. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy it. But I don’t share her fervent desire of the place.

    Interesting note: The Sonics in Texas have a slightly different menu. Notably my wife’s favorite, the chicken fried steak strips.

  2. Gina (oc_gina) on January 13th, 2009 @ 4:36 pm

    I was totally going to do a Sonic post!

    We went there a week or so ago, and I thought for the price, it can’t be beat. The brown bag lunch for two is like, seven bucks!

    The burgers I would compare to something like a mom and pop hamburger joint, and the tater tots were pretty good! I don’t necessarily crave it, but it’s a nice diversion for lunch.

  3. DanGarion (dangarion) on January 13th, 2009 @ 6:04 pm

    There will be a Sonic expansion in OC this year. 12 in the LA/OC area in the next 6 years. As quoted by the Fast Food Maven of OC Register.

  4. frazgo on January 13th, 2009 @ 10:19 pm

    If you like Sonic there are a few in the IE and SD. But if you really like Sonic you gotta try a "what-a-burger" or as the fam in Houston call them "whatta-gagger" and there a couple in SD.

    Personally I like the home grown chains best that managed to somehow stay true to the original formula of Tommy’s and Fat Burger up here in LA.

  5. spotted on January 14th, 2009 @ 12:15 am

    i LOVE sonic… although, I have to admit i don’t know if i ever actually eaten there. i have a bit of a love affair with their crushed ice!

  6. ttrentham on January 14th, 2009 @ 11:03 am

    Hey! What’s wrong with Texas? You just have to come to Austin and skip the rest. ;)

    I definitely prefer Sonic to places like McDonald’s and Burger King, but it’s still not amazing or anything. We’ll trade you a few Sonic for some In-n-Out burgers. Whataburger is another local Texas chain that’s better than Sonic. You can see parodies of that place on old Beavis and Butthead episodes since Mike Judge is from Texas (and lives in Austin). And even though Whole Foods started in Austin, I’m still jealous of Trader Joe’s.

    "Texas" Episode of Spongebob Squarepants:

    Patrick: What’s so great about dumb ol’ Texas? (bus speeds back)
    Sandy: What did you say?
    Patrick: Texas is dumb.
    Sandy: Don’t you ever take the name of Texas in vain!
    SpongeBob: You mean we can’t say anything bad about dumb ol’ Texas?
    Sandy: No, you can’t!
    Patrick: Then can we say people from Texas are dumb?
    Sandy: No! You can’t say anything about Texas!

  7. Dave Share (daveshare) on January 15th, 2009 @ 10:00 pm

    Sorry fraz…..what-a-burger is just……well bad.

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