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Uptown Sonic Delayed Till March Due to Cold Weather, Alderman's Office Says

By Adeshina Emmanuel | January 13, 2014 2:59pm
 Sonic Drive-In is coming to Uptown.
Sonic Drive-In is coming to Uptown.
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UPTOWN — Those waiting for Chicago's first Sonic Drive-In to open this month will have to sit tight until March.

According to the office of 46th Ward Ald. James Cappleman, Sonic ran into problems with construction on the 1016 W. Wilson Ave. site due to frigid temperatures.

While the business had planned for a January opening, it's now preparing to open in March, said Tressa Feher, Cappleman's chief of staff.

Sonic has about 3,500 restaurants countrywide. The chain is known for carhop service and offerings such as quarter-pound Coney dogs, tater tots and cherry limeades.

Sonic Drive-Ins usually are 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.