Sonic Drive-In Franchise Review
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Franchise FactsWe do business under the brand names “Sonic,” “Sonic Drive-In” and “Sonic, America’s Drive-In,” among others. We grant franchises for the operation of a distinctive drive-in restaurant (and in many cases, with a drivethru lane) focusing on a unique menu of quality, made-to-order food products including several signature burger items and innovative technology.
How much does a Sonic Drive-In franchise cost?Sonic Drive-In has a franchise fee of up to $45,000, with a total initial investment range of $1,242,200 to $3,537,700.
- Initial Franchise Fee: $45,000
- Total Investment: $1,242,200 to $3,537,700
- Working Capital: $61,000 to $162,500
- Royalty Fee: 5.0%
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How much does a Sonic Drive-In franchise make?Franchise profits depend on a number of variables, including local demand for your product, labor costs, commercial lease rates and several other factors. Typically, franchise profits are proportionate to the size of investment. We can help you figure out how much money you can make by reviewing your personal situation. Please unlock this franchise for more information.
How many franchise locations do they have?As of the 2020 Franchise Disclosure Document, there are 3329 franchised Sonic Drive-In locations in the USA.
Are there any Sonic Drive-In franchise opportunities near me?Based on 2020 FDD data, Sonic Drive-In has franchise locations in 45 states. The largest region is the South with 2369 franchise locations.
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Last Reviewed: 2020
Sonic Drive-In Franchise Stats
$1,242,200 - $3,537,700
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Do they provide any initial training and opening assistance?Yes, they have an initial training program of 424 hours. This includes 24 hours of classroom training and 400 hours of on-the-job training. In their FDD they outline who’s in charge of the training. Unlock to find out more.