Buffalo, NY (WBEN) We've seen the ads on TV for tots, drinks, and hot dogs. Now Sonic Drive-In is driving into Western New York.
The nation’s largest chain of drive-in restaurants has reached an agreement with Kevin DiPirro to develop these locations with the first planned to open in the Spring of 2015. The eight Drive-In locations will extend throughout Niagara and Erie counties.
“SONIC has a passionate and loyal customer following and is a common sight in many parts of the country. However, some consumers in the Northeast that see our commercials or hear about us may not have a SONIC Drive-In in their community yet,” said Bob Franke, senior vice president of franchise sales and international development for Sonic. “Fortunately, our differentiated concept with distinctive sandwiches, snacks and drinks appeals to customers across the country, and our business model combined with the unit growth prospects makes SONIC attractive to entrepreneurs. This agreement for eight new Drive-Ins in Buffalo introduces SONIC to a new, eager community and represents another step toward expanding our already growing footprint in the region.”
We’ve been in the restaurant business in upstate New York for years and know SONIC would be a welcome and one-of-a-kind offering within this market,” said Kevin DiPirro, franchisee. “The unique drive-in experience with skating Carhops and the distinctive menu items like Footlong Coneys and Real Ice Cream Shakes make SONIC a stand out choice. We are very confident that SONIC will see success in Buffalo and beyond.”