Manage episode 297475585 series 96531
Dentists could learn a lot from Sonic Drive-In delivering service with the speed of sound. Founded in 1959 in Stillwater, Oklahoma by Troy Smith based on a new technology speaker box allowing you to stay in your car to order with your food deleted by a carhop. Today Sonic has over 3,494 locations in 46 U.S. states, and is owned by Inspire Brands which also owns Arby's, Buffalo Wild Wings, Jimmy John's, Rusty Taco, Mister Donut, Dunkin' and Baskin-Robbins. The franchise fee for a single SONIC restaurant is $45,000, with a total investment ranging from $1 to $1.75 million not excluding land. To all the Holier than thou Hypocrites, Gallup surveys show over 80% of Americans eat fast food at least once a month. In 1991 Kentucky Fried Chicken shortened its name to KFC because “fried” was a bad word. Sonic, which is America's fourth-biggest chain.