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Re: Sonics

by Robert Carnighan » Mon Jan 02, 2017 11:02 am

When Sonic first opened in Springhurst if you had spent that dollar on the stock rather than the double cheeseburger, your stock today would be worth three dollars and forty two cents. Skip the burgers; buy the stock.
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Re: Sonics

by Ellen P » Mon Jan 02, 2017 6:11 pm

Years ago, still having an occasional fast food snack, stopped at the one on S. Hurstbourne, south of Taylorsville Road. Haven't been on that stretch in a decade, maybe.
Anyway, bit into a hamburger and it was if it was either a plastic burger or one that had been left in there overnight. Actually couldn't bite into it, fortunately.
These things you don't forget :-)
Money back and never returned.
Years ago, there was one at PCB on the way to the bay, to Thomas Drive after you crossed bridge from Panama City. We stopped there, after renting a boat to go to Shell Island. Nice to sit outside. (No, didn't stay near there. Stayed far west PCB, Sunnyside.)
Another memory. Could never figure out how to order or where to eat. Sit in your car? Walk up to a window? Inside?
Haven't been in a Steak & Shake in years either. Ate at my first one in Florida many decades ago. My dad liked it because they were so white and clean. I can still taste that very good vanilla shake.
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Re: Sonics

by StevenSkees » Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:49 pm

Sonic, for whatever reason, has a long history of opening up locations around Louisville that close rather quickly. I don't know what it is about them. They seem to be doing well as a chain overall, but can't seem to succeed here... at all. The Bardstown Road location (near the Costco) lasted maybe two or three years (it was in the old Taco Bell), which seems to be about the going rate for a Sonic. That's not completely out of the ordinary for some new upstart in the restaurant industry, but for an established fast food chain that seems to know what they're doing, that's kind of unusual. There is one Sonic that I know of in Louisville that has managed to stay strong and hold on for at least the past 15-20 years: the location at Winkler and Algonquin Parkway, sort of near UofL. Even there, though, I hardly ever see any customers.

Personally, I've only been to Sonic once and there was just something... off... about it. I didn't like anything that I ordered, but it came down to the mozzarella sticks, I think. I've never experienced mozzarella sticks anywhere that I didn't like until Sonic, I thought it was something that nobody could mess up. Yet they did, and I haven't been inclined to try anything on their menu again since then.
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Re: Sonics

by Rich S » Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:17 am

I drove by the old Sonic on Lyndon Lane this week and noticed that the building was being gutted. Apparently it's going to become a Waffle House, according to the building permit.
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Re: Sonics

by Jeff Cavanaugh » Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:03 am

One of the few times that building a Waffle House would be an improvement! :lol:
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Re: Sonics

by Adam C » Sat Jan 14, 2017 5:50 pm

Rich S wrote:I drove by the old Sonic on Lyndon Lane this week and noticed that the building was being gutted. Apparently it's going to become a Waffle House, according to the building permit.


Awesome! (grew up in a highway town in Georgia, I love waffle house)
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