I really like Sonic - especially the limeades. Decent burgers too.
Humorously it was one of the places Bunny wanted to visit when she came to see me in Louisiana.
Sonic isn't too bad. They serve tater tots instead of fries with everything, and a lot of them (that I've seen, anyhow) are set up like an old-fashioned drive-in with carhops.
Those ads for restaurants/stores that are everywhere but here drive me nuts, too ... Target especially! Teases!
Red Lobster did it for years before they finally opened one down on Hobron Lane across from the Ilikai. It replaced a place called The Crab Catcher, which was pretty good itself. And Outback did the same thing.
It was El Crab Catcher, wasn't it? A girl I used to work with had a night job there, as a hostess, and she taught me my first Japanese-for-minimum-wage-hospitality-industry phrases, as a matter of fact. (I only mention the El because it seemed so incongruous and silly -- why not Le Shiro's Saimin Heaven or Der Spaghetti Factory, right?)
Sonic is all over Texas, but i managed to eat there only once in six years. good limeade, good tatertots, okay burgers.
we don't have sonic or crab catcher here in NJ..just tons of Dunkin' Donuts.
We even have a drive in Dunkin' Donuts so no one can see what you look like when you order 5 dozen donuts.......(hic.)
Sue, you're right, of course; it was El. What the heck, I worked across the street; why should I remember the name of the place? ;)
Sorry, no comments about the diner named after the videogame character or whatever. :) But I wanted to thank you for the Forbes link, as I just wrote to them suggesting they broaden their "best blogs" to include more general interest or uncategorizable ones. Not all of us are just politics or just culture or just any one thing...