Thursday, September 16, 2010

Sonic Drive In - Hasbrouck Heights, NJ

We were just lazing in front of the TV, trying to figure out what to do for dinner on Saturday night when we saw a commercial for Sonic came on. Those commercials always looked so good! :P We have been meaning to check out Sonic for the longest time but we never really got around to it. Come to think about it, we don't even know if there was a Sonic near us. So, I went online to their website and searched for the nearest Sonic. It's located on Route 17N, in Hasbrouck Heights. Of course, of course it's on Route 17. You can pretty much get any fast food you want on Route 17. It's like a fast food super highway :P Hasbrouck Heights is just about a 20 min drive away from us, not too bad. So, off to Sonic we went!
As the name suggest, Sonic Drive In is a typical all American drive in, complete with carhops on roller skates and loud 50s music blasting from the outdoor speakers. It's actually quite a large chain, with over 3,500 restaurants all across the United States. For those of you who are not familiar with drive ins, here's how it works. You pull up, park and order your food. You will then be served by carhops (yes yes, just like American Graffiti and Happy Days :P) and you eat your food, while sitting in your car.
It was still pretty early for dinner ( I want to say, maybe around 6pm?) but Sonic was already packed. The drive thru line wasn't that long but almost all of the drive in spots were taken up. Thankfully, we managed to snag one of the last few remaining spots, right at the edge of the lot. Alrighty, time to order some food!!
Check out their menu! All kinds of yummy local favorites, combos, sides, desserts and drinks. They even have kids meals and a value menu. Everything on the menu looked so good, Kevin had a tough time deciding what to order. I, on the other hand knew exactly what I wanted. From moment I saw the ad for it on TV (that's what got us here in the first place :P), I knew I just had to try it!! Once we were ready to order, we just had to press the red button and somebody came on the speakers to take our order. After we were done ordering (and checking to see if he got our order right on the little green screen), all we had to do was slide our debit card into the slot beside the red button to pay. How convenient is that? :D
In about 5 minutes or so, the carhop brought our food to the car. Talk about fast service! Here's all the stuff that we ordered. Two combo meals, one extra side and two drinks. Talking about drinks, Sonic is well known for their drinks. So well known til their slogan is "Your Ultimate Drink Stop"! Why? Well, that's cos you have the possibility to add in flavors (stuff like vanilla, cranberry, strawberry, cherry, chocolate, apple...etc) to your regular soda. According to their ads, there are over 168,894 possible drink combinations that you can make. This means, you could have a new drink every day for the next 462 years! What did we pick? Hahaha, we are boring people. We just went with Unsweetened Iced Tea and regular Dr. Pepper :P
Kevin ordered the SuperSONIC Cheeseburger Combo ($6.89). That comes with fries (or you could choose another side) and a drink. The cheeseburger was huge. It was so huge til Kevin couldn't finish the entire burger, so he had to pack half of it home! Two pure beef patties with two slices of cheese, crinkle-cut pickles, chopped onions, fresh shredded lettuce and ripe tomatoes, topped with mustard, mayo and ketchup. Mmmm mmm good!
Now, THIS is what I came to Sonic for. I ordered the all new Footlong Quarter Pounder Coney Combo ($5.49). I got that with a side of onion rings and a drink. You can also order just the Footlong Quarter Pounder Coney (minus the drink and side) for only $2.99! Doesn't it look yummy? An extra long juicy blend of beef and pork frank, topped with yummy chili and melted cheese, in an equally long bun. All this weighs in at a whopping quarter pound! Boy, that was a looooong coney dog. It was so yummy and good. Just like Kevin, I couldn't finish my meal. So, I had to pack half of the dog back home.
This are the sides that came with our combo and we also ordered an extra serving of Ched 'R' Peppers ($2.99 for 4 pieces). Ched 'R' Peppers are basically jalapeno poppers, with a fancy name. They were good but a tad bit overcooked though. Would have been better if they took it out of the fryer about half a min earlier. Kevin said the fries were pretty good and my onion ring, well, my onion rings were so so so good! Seriously, I didn't expect it to be so good. Those handmade onion ring were so sweet and juicy in the inside and crispy on the outside. Yummers! The total bill came to $17.41. Not bad, not too bad at all. It's almost the same amount as we would spend on say, 2 combo meals and dessert from McDs. Of course, the food in Sonic is wayyyyyy better. I'm glad we tried Sonic and we will definitely be back! *starts to drool while thinking of her Footlong Quarter Pounder Coney :P~~~~

Sonic Drive In - Hasbrouck Heights, NJ
156 Route 17 North,
Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 07604
Tel: (201) 464 0400
Hours: 6AM - Midnight (Everyday)

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