UPTOWN — Bulldozers and demolition crews were in Uptown Monday morning readying a vacant lot for the construction of Chicago's first Sonic Drive-In restaurant.
Sonic has about 3,500 restaurants countrywide. Sonic is known for carhop service and offerings such as quarter-pound Coney dogs, Tater Tots and Cherry Limeades. The average store does about $1 million in annual sales, according to Sonic.
Sonic Drive-Ins are usually built in rural and suburban areas, catering to customers in cars. The location being built on Wilson will feature more sit-down dining and fewer drive-in stalls, according to Sonic.
The drive-in will be neighbors with a McDonald's restaurant that sits just east of the Sonic Drive-In site.
For previous coverage of Sonic Drive-In's expansion into Uptown, click here.