Not at sonic speed

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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.

We
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
delicious.)

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

Jennifer Cappuccio Maher/Staff Photographer
  • http://www.insidesocal.com/dine909 John Plessel

    Wendy:

    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.