UPTOWN — Chicago's first Sonic Drive-In restaurant is hiring, with plans to open in January.
Sonic is known across the country for carhop service and menu items such as quarter-pound Coney dogs, Tater Tots and Cherry Limeades.
In October, crews broke ground and began construction at the future site of the restaurant at 1016 W. Wilson Ave. in Uptown, just west of a McDonald's.
About 75 to 100 people will be hired to work there, according to Sonic.
Those interested in applying can visit the Sonic website, where they can apply to be an assistant manager, manager, cook, crew member, or, of course, one of the Oklahoma-based franchise's iconic skating carhops.
A news release from Sonic said the restaurant will include a dining room with a fireplace, free Wi-Fi, a covered patio outside, and a double drive-thru with nine stalls for curbside service from carhops. Sonic said it's seeking more Chicago locations and expects to open several more drive-ins "in the next five years."
Sonic has about 3,500 drive-ins and serves about 3 million customers a day, according to the company.