Tulsa SONIC crews tops

The SONIC Drive-In crews at 4534 EAST 51ST STREET SOUTH, 4949 EAST 71ST STREET and 4927 EAST 91ST STREET are one step closer to qualifying for the National Finals of the 19th annual Dr Pepper SONIC Games, the annual competition recognizing the best SONIC Drive-Ins in the country.

The Tulsa SONICs are three of 300 remaining drive-ins striving to become one of the Final 12 teams to participate in the Dr Pepper SONIC Games National Finals held in San Antonio this September.

“The Top 300 crews are the best of the best within the SONIC system,” said John Salama, vice president of training for SONIC Drive-In. “We’re extremely proud of these crew members for their hard work and dedication to providing extraordinary customer service.”

Crews participating in the Dr Pepper SONIC Games take on challenging team and individual competitions and quizzes. The Olympic-style competition spans nine months and tests crew members’ expertise in the areas of Carhop (food delivery), Fountain (drink preparation), Switchboard (service delivery), Dresser, Grill and Swamp (food preparation).

The Top 300 will be narrowed to 48 crews in July. Those 48 drive-ins then compete in competitive quizzing events and other qualifiers to determine the Final 12 crews who will receive all-expense-paid VIP trips to San Antonio for the National Finals Sept. 10-11. Days later, SONIC’s top executives will honor Final 12 crews and medal winners at the SONIC National Convention in front of more than 3,000 franchisees, managers and employees.
SONIC®, America’s Drive-In® (NASDAQ/NM: SONC) started as a hamburger and root beer stand in 1953 in Shawnee, Okla., called Top Hat Drive-In, and then changed its name to SONIC in 1959. The first drive-in to adopt the SONIC name is still serving customers in Stillwater, Okla. As the nation’s largest chain of drive-in restaurants, SONIC has more than 3,500 drive-ins in 43 states coast to coast. Approximately 3 million customers eat at SONIC every day.  For more information about Sonic Corp. and its subsidiaries, visit SonicDriveIn.com. Through Limeades for Learning®, SONIC and its franchise partners have donated more than $2 million dollars to public school classrooms in local communities across the country. Visit LimeadesForLearning.com to learn more about SONIC’s commitment to education.