Mission: To become America's most-loved restaurant brand.
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.
These values help guide all that we do.
Our vision is simple: to become America’s most loved restaurant brand. SONIC® Drive-In’s founder, Troy Smith Sr., strived for that vision and after more than 60 years it remains the same. What once was a small hamburger and root beer stand named Top Hat Drive-In has grown to become America’s drive-in with more than 3,500 locations coast to coast.
SONIC revolutionized the ordering process in 1953 by using curbside speakers that allowed customers to place food orders without ever leaving their cars. This technology spawned the slogan “Service at the Speed of Sound™,” which translated to one word: SONIC. Troy Smith Sr. aptly changed the name from Top Hat to SONIC® Drive-In® in 1959.
SONIC has surged forward while specializing in fresh, made-to-order meals that are as unique as the brand itself. Our 3 million customers a day can order from a customizable menu featuring Footlong Quarter Pound Coneys (hot dogs with chili and cheese), TOASTER® sandwiches (sandwiches served on thick Texas toast) and handmade Onion Rings that are sliced, breaded and cooked fresh in every drive-in. Also, all meals should be topped off with dessert: it’s the SONIC way. Classics like our hand-mixed Shakes are made with Real Ice Cream® and come in a variety of flavors. No trip to SONIC would be complete without a drink featuring craveable crushed ice. As the Ultimate Drink Stop® with over 1 million fountain drink and slush combinations, customers can’t go wrong.
SONIC is more than a great place to grab a Footlong QuarterPound Coney 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 DonorsChoose.org that benefits teachers and students in local communities. Since its origin in 2009, we have donated over $2.7 million to teacher’s projects and made a difference in thousands of students’ lives.
I worked at Sonic full-time
Easy job, best first job
Low income, poor management
I applied online. I interviewed at Sonic (Rockwall, TX).
It was quick and easy; the manager was needing more car hops that were quick, approachable, and can handle intense situations. It took place inside the back area of the Sonic.