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Sonic Overview

Oklahoma City, OK
10000+ employees
Company - Private
Fast-Food & Quick-Service Restaurants
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Keeping the drive-in burger joint alive sounds like a good idea to this company. SONIC operates the largest chain of quick-service drive-ins in the US, with more than 3,600 locations throughout the country. The chain has a significant presence in the South, namely in Texas. The ... Read more

Mission: To deliver delightful and delicious moments for our guests.

Sonic – Why Work For Us?

SONIC Drive-In Carhops

Where is it written that Fun and Work can’t be one and the same? Not in our playbook, that's for sure. At SONIC, we encourage and attract wildly creative people. Bold, unique personalities whose passion for what they do shows in the food, the experience and the culture of America’s most-loved restaurant brand.  We are pioneers of the atypical and are always seeking out kindred spirits unafraid to embrace their career potential in a shameless bear hug – yes, we are talking about you. Explore the site. Get to know us. Apply.

SONIC Drive-In Carhop delivers!

Core Values

  • Respect for everyone touched by the SONIC brand. 
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and the power of the individual. 
  • Importance of relationships as a way of life. 
  • Doing different, special and better things to surprise and delight everyone touched by the  SONIC brand.  

These values help guide all that we do.  


To become America’s most loved restaurant brand. 

SONIC Drive-In Limeades for Learning

SONIC is more than a great place to grab a Cheeseburger and a Cherry Limeade. Our heritage is not only about great food and friendly service but also being part of the community. It’s not just the right thing to do…it’s good business.  

For more than 15 years, SONIC's community giving programs have been geared toward advancing education and educational opportunities for Oklahoma youth and the arts. To further extend our commitment to education, each fall SONIC conducts its largest annual fundraising effort supporting teacher’s projects across the nation—Limeades for Learning.  This award winning program is a national cause effort conducted in partnership with that benefits teachers and students in local communities. Since its origin in 2009, we have donated over $9.5 million to teacher’s projects and made a difference in thousands of students’ lives.

Sonic Reviews

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    Current Employee - Shift Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Shift Manager in Charlotte, NC
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    I have been working at Sonic full-time (More than a year)


    Love the place, great team members, fun place to work


    Nothing really, love my bosses I'm truly happy there.

    Advice to Management

    Probably the same thing i always tell my self look at everything thing from someone else perspective

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Sonic Photos

Sonic photo of: SONIC Carhops are crazy talented. Also F.U.N.
Sonic photo of: Skating out those orders at the speed of sound.
Sonic photo of: Making those SONIC Tots!
Sonic photo of: Lovin' that SONIC life.
Sonic photo of: All the heart eyes for these two SONICites!
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Sonic Interviews



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Getting an Interview





    Associate Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Lockport, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview


    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Sonic (Lockport, IL) in February 2015.


    My interview lasted about 5 min and was rather unprofessional. I was not asked anything about customer service experience or many things relevant to the position for that matter. Instead of being actually offered a position, I received a phone call stating I was going to be put on the schedule.

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Sonic Awards & Accolades

  • QSR Digital Brand of the Year, Restaurant Social Media Index, 2014

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