Sonic Drive-In recently standardized a method of ordering fast food that's even easier than their previous methods. Follow these guidelines for quick, friendly service.
- When you arrive at the restaurant, decide what you would like to eat before you press the button. The intercom system at most Sonics arrange customers in a queue in order of when they pressed the button; if you press the button right away and have to tell the employee taking your order to "Uhh...hold on," you're just wasting someone else's time. Pressing the button more than once affects neither your position in the queue nor how quickly your order will be taken. It only irritates the poor bastard running the speaker.
- If you have some sort of discount card, such as a card sold by your local high school for charity which provides discounts at local businesses, then be sure to tell the employee taking your order. It saves time and effort.
- Please respect the restaurant enough to use the terms Sonic Corporation uses for its products. We "Sonic Size" your order--McDonald's "Super Sizes." The less respect you have for the restaurant, the more likely the employees are to hate you and do things to your food.
- When ordering a Deal--not a Combo or Meal Deal--take care to note your options. If you order a No. 6 (the Chicken Sandwich Deal), decide beforehand whether you want a grilled chicken or a breaded chicken fillet. If you would like a Deal Sonic Sized, order it that way (e.g. "I'd like a Sonic Sized Burger Deal").
- Order primary items, such as burgers and Coneys, first. These items typically take the longest to cook. Order side items such as french fries second, along with all ice cream, and order drinks last. This method also keeps employee morale high--nothing is as frustrating as hearing a customer say, "I'd like two medium vanilla Dr. Peppers" and then "and also six Grilled Chicken Sandwiches." Also, the sooner the cooks inside can start making your order, the faster you'll get it.