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Awards

Applause & Acclaim

SONIC, America’s Drive-In, offers customers award-winning menu items and unparalleled customer service. As a result of its successes, leading business publications such as Forbes and Entrepreneur continually recognize SONIC as one of America’s top companies. Additionally, SONIC repeatedly receives accolades from restaurant industry publications and associations for outstanding service, menu variety and quality of food.

Entrepreneur Magazine (December 2013)

SONIC earned a rank of 26 in Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top 500 Franchise Chains for 2014.

2013 Temkin Experience Ratings (February 2013)

SONIC ranks 7th overall and 1st in Burger QSR brands in the 2013 Temkin Experience Ratings. The ratings are part of a larger report by the Temkin Group that analyzes feedback from 10,000 U.S. consumers to rate 206 organizations.

Entrepreneur Magazine (December 2012)

SONIC earned a rank of 52 in Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top 500 Franchise Chains for 2013.

2012 Temkin Experience Ratings

SONIC ranks 10th overall in the 2012 Temkin Experience Ratings.

2012 Nation’s Restaurant News MenuMasters Awards

SONIC's line of Premium Beef Hot Dogs is the recipient of a 2012 Nation's Restaurant News MenuMasters award for best new menu item. The MenuMasters Awards, now in their 15th year, are among the most prestigious honors in food service.

Franchise Times (October 2011)

SONIC earned a rank of 28 in the Franchise Times' Top 200 Franchise Chains for 2011.

2011 Zagat Fast-Food Survey (September 2011)

SONIC ranked among the top five quick service restaurants in three categories in Zagat’s 2011 survey results: Best Value Menu, Best Milkshake and Best Drive-Thru.

QSR Magazine (August 2011)

QSR Magazine ranks SONIC at No. 10 in the magazine’s Top 50 QSR list based on systemwide sales. In addition, SONIC captures the No. 4 sport in the Burger category.

Nation’s Restaurant News (June 2011)

Nation’s Restaurant News ranked SONIC No. 12 in its Top 100 Chains ranking for U.S. systemwide sales.

AllBusiness All Star Franchises List (January 2011)

AllBusiness included SONIC in its third annual AllStar Franchise Top 300 list for 2011

Food Network Magazine (January 2011)

Food Network Magazine featured SONIC's Chef Trevor Wilson as having one of America's best food jobs in the country.

Chain Store Age (September 2010)

SONIC was ranked No. 12 in Chain Store Age’s Top 20 Restaurant Chains.

QSR Magazine (August 2010)

QSR Magazine ranks SONIC at No. 10 in the magazine’s Top 50 QSR list based on systemwide sales. In addition, SONIC is ranked No. 4 in the Burger category.

Cause Marketing Forum Silver Halo Award (June 2010)

SONIC’s Limeades for Learning® cause branding program earned a Silver Halo Award for Best Video at the Cause Marketing Forum June 3, 2010 in Chicago, Ill. The Cause Marketing Forum distributes Halo Awards to causes and companies who do their part to address a societal need and promote positive change.

Nation’s Restaurant News (January 2010)

SONIC’s Limeades for Learning® cause branding program is listed as No. 7 among the Top 10 scoring television advertisements for 2009 among all restaurant brands.

QSR Magazine (January 2010)

SONIC’s Limeades for Learning® cause branding program among one of the magazine’s Best of 2009: Charitable Giving programs.

Ladies’ Home Journal Do Good Stamp (December 2009)

SONIC was honored as one of the inaugural list of brands to receive the Ladies’ Home Journal Do GoodTM Stamp . The Ladies’ Home Journal awards the Do Good Stamp to corporations that are committed to doing good and that are an inspiration. SONIC was honored for Improving Education through its national cause branding program, Limeades for Learning®.