Not at sonic speed


Ten days after the Rancho Cucamonga Sonic
opened on 11370 Fourth St., some of us at the Daily Bulletin newsroom decided to hit up the drive-thru. It was still very crowded.

got there at 11:30 a.m. and was told the drive-thru would take about 10
minutes. Ten minutes turned into 20, which turned into 30. We had a
great view of the Marriott.

I ordered the hamburger combo and I
must say the food was more fun than tasty, although I did eye a
co-worker’s chili-cheese Coney with wonderment. I liked the nice
touches — tater tots instead of fries, a mint taped to the beverage
lid and ocean water (a concoction of Sprite and blue coconut flavoring
that tastes like something your doctor would disapprove and therefore

Suggestions of what I should order next are welcomed. That Coney looked promising.

Jennifer Cappuccio Maher/Staff Photographer
  • John Plessel


    I went there on Thursday – less than a five minute wait in the drive-thru – and had a large caramel shake that was the thickest shake I believe I’ve ever had. It took about 20 minutes before I was able to actually suck it up through the straw.

    It was a little pricey ($3.69 with tax, I believe), but I did get my coupon for a free shake later on. (Of course that’s about half what you’d pay that sit-down “drive-in” place a few doors down.)

    And I don’t know where else you can order a Frito Pie! Gotta try that…

    Of course, it’s someplace to avoid if you’re counting calories.