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If what I heard is true, the Big Macs, Whoppers and Old Fashioned Hamburgers will soon be sharing the spotlight with a new neighbor. I just happened to check my Google Alerts and saw a Tweet by @sailormidori stating that Sonic Drive-In might be bringing their super-Sonic menu to the streets of Wallingford. Her proof? A job posting for a management position on Careerbuilder.com:
As you can see, this baby hasn’t even been advertised in the paper yet, being scheduled to appear in the Hartford Courant on 8/2/09. You can also see the full job posting here. Up to now, the closest incarnation of the Oklahoma City-based car-side food service provider was 70 miles to the Northwest, in Kingston, NY. Now, if this job posting bears fruit, we here in Wallyworld will finally be able to relate to those weird commercials that Sonic has plastered all over the local TV stations. You know, where the highly annoying Pete and TJ sit in the front of their minivan and discuss stupid stuff about the Sonic menu or some other thing, followed by the sound effect of someone getting smacked in the face (presumably either Pete or TJ).
Anyway, the commercials might be awful, but the thought of getting curb-side service with a smile from a friendly, roller-skate wearing, freckled Carhop in a mini-skirt is pretty cool. In anticipation of this glorious event, I have already secured a place among the Sonic elite, the group of fast food aficionados called Sonic Cruisers. I’ll now get a monthly newsletter, a surprise on my birthday and other cool stuff. If you’re down for that kind of thing, you can sign up here.
I have no clue where in Wallingford they’re going to put the new Sonic, but there are a few locations I can think of, the now-barren lot where the famous Yankee Silversmith Inn once stood for one (the Dining Car was trucked off yesterday), or maybe where the old Brooks Pharmacy was. They’ll need a good sized lot to accommodate all the gazillion cars that will be parked, waiting to be car-hopped, and it stands to reason somewhere on Route 5 will get the nod. Anyway, we’ll keep a ear out for more info and post it here when we get it.
Man, now if this doesn’t happen my stomach will never forgive me.
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