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#1 webuser

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 06:02 PM

I tried the one that's in Rocklin or Roseville yesterday and it was OK. It was slightly interesting to have all the seating outside and the individual ordering intercoms at all the parking spaces.
The place was nearly empty at 5PM, so it will be difficult for them to survive.
I tried their most basic burger and it was just OK. It was cheap at $2.49, but an In-N-Out single burger is about the same price range and tastes better. Even a McDonald's Big and Tasty is about as good. I tried a chocolate malt and there was nothing special about it at all. I have had better shakes/malts at Carl's Jr and Wendy's
I didn't really like the ordering outside and having them bring the food out to you on skates like in the 50's movies because all it accomplished was making you feel obligated to give a tip for fast food.

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 06:19 PM

QUOTE (webuser @ Jan 14 2009, 06:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I tried the one that's in Rocklin or Roseville yesterday and it was OK. It was slightly interesting to have all the seating outside and the individual ordering intercoms at all the parking spaces.
The place was nearly empty at 5PM, so it will be difficult for them to survive.
I tried their most basic burger and it was just OK. It was cheap at $2.49, but an In-N-Out single burger is about the same price range and tastes better. Even a McDonald's Big and Tasty is about as good. I tried a chocolate malt and there was nothing special about it at all. I have had better shakes/malts at Carl's Jr and Wendy's
I didn't really like the ordering outside and having them bring the food out to you on skates like in the 50's movies because all it accomplished was making you feel obligated to give a tip for fast food.

you felt you needed to tip? Weird... you don't tip fast food when they bring it to your table at Carl's Jr..... no tip. tongue.gif

I like the outside eating in your car thing, kinda cute. smile.gif

Food is OK at best, but we liked the shakes/ice cream. It was cute... I wish in-n-out was like that... they will be waaaaay too busy though.
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Posted 14 January 2009 - 07:52 PM

The food is okay... never saw the attraction though
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Posted 14 January 2009 - 08:14 PM

Hope I dont gross anyone out... but I refuse to eat at any Sonic Burger ever since the day my gf and I ordered food and found gum wrapped in a straw wrapper inside our bag of food, and then gum stuck to the inside of the burger wrapper...
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Posted 14 January 2009 - 08:27 PM

That is gross. Are you sure the preparer/server just didn't like you. I will warn my parents not to eat Sonic in Merced if the prior isn't applicable.
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Hope I dont gross anyone out... but I refuse to eat at any Sonic Burger ever since the day my gf and I ordered food and found gum wrapped in a straw wrapper inside our bag of food, and then gum stuck to the inside of the burger wrapper...
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Posted 14 January 2009 - 08:54 PM

Wouldn't go there for the food....

A good place, however, to stop and quaff a frosty beverage on the road. I've visited several of them off "the 10" in the Phoenix-metro area. Some of the small town shops are a kick in the pants to visit--farming rigs pulled into the parking stalls, local folks hanging out---a nice slice of Americana if you're traveling.

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 08:56 PM

They were the largest fast food chain when I lived in Austin Texas, more so than a McDonalds. In Texas Sonics are like the Roundtable Pizza outfits here where little leagues and sporting clubs flock to them after games, even church on Sunday. I never got into them personally or saw the attraction but I can tell you Texan's love it. I liked their competition a lot better "Whataburger" Ironically Californians just aren't as enthusisastic about Sonic but it could be because we have In-N-Out burger?

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 09:11 PM

QUOTE (Suburban Pool Service @ Jan 14 2009, 08:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
... In Texas Sonics are like the Roundtable Pizza outfits here where little leagues and sporting clubs flock to them after games, even church on Sunday... Ironically Californians just aren't as enthusisastic about Sonic...

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 09:18 PM

If there were one in Folsom, I would go there. The food is just okay. Theres nothing outstanding but its still good. I like the range in menu items. A bit like a modernt day dairy queen with a 50's drive in twist.
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Posted 14 January 2009 - 09:31 PM

You don't go to sonic for a burger

you go for the Onion Rings
you go for the tater tots
you go for the cherry limeaide and slushies
If you must eat a "main" get a breakfast burrito or maybe popcorn chicken


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Posted 14 January 2009 - 09:48 PM

QUOTE (Revolutionist @ Jan 14 2009, 09:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You don't go to sonic for a burger

you go for the Onion Rings
you go for the tater tots
you go for the cherry limeaide and slushies
If you must eat a "main" get a breakfast burrito or maybe popcorn chicken



Awe, your so right I almost forgot what Sonic was really all about. Going to have to find one and arrange for a Limeaid Slushy this week.

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 09:55 PM

Whenever I travel to Oregon for work, I love to visit Sonic. Something about late night tater tots!


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Posted 14 January 2009 - 10:41 PM

QUOTE (pet lover @ Jan 14 2009, 08:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That is gross. Are you sure the preparer/server just didn't like you. I will warn my parents not to eat Sonic in Merced if the prior isn't applicable.


Yeah, im pretty sure I was just a random target, everyone likes me! LOL jk I kinda have bad luck with fast food... I found live ants in my whopper before!

It wasnt in Merced though.. it was next door in Atwater... the merced one was always good to me.. biggrin.gif

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 10:42 PM

QUOTE (john @ Jan 14 2009, 09:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Whenever I travel to Oregon for work, I love to visit Sonic. Something about late night tater tots!


Tater Tots...A 'lil slice of Americana that still exists.

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Posted 17 January 2009 - 11:26 AM

I had it once in Woodland. Very aveerage. They spend so uch $$ on advertising, but the taste is severely dissapointing., INNOUT is waaaaaay better taste.




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