SONIC plans 75 new central Indiana drive-ins

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Executives with SONIC will be in Indianapolis next week to meet with entrepreneurs interested in opening new franchises in the central Indiana area.

The chain plans to open 60-75 new locations in central Indiana. Those interested in learning more about the SONIC brand and the franchise development process can meet with executives during an open house on Monday, May 5 from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the Wingate By Wyndham Indianapolis Airport hotel. Steve Baily, senior director of franchise development and an Indianapolis native, will host one-on-one meetings with serious candidates by appointment only on Tuesday, May 6 at the same location.

During those one-on-one meetings, Bailey will discuss SONIC's unique business model and provide an overview of the franchise program, including areas available for franchise, development timelines and details on the investment associated with becoming a SONIC franchisee. In addition, potential franchisees will have the opportunity to discuss support services available and to address any questions they may have about becoming a SONIC owner/operator in the area. Interested parties can request a meeting on May 6 by emailing
"I love my hometown and SONIC is already a success here in Indianapolis, but I see so much potential for the brand in this market and the surrounding communities," said Bailey. "As a franchise-centric brand, SONIC provides a comprehensive level of support to assist our franchisees and position them for success, including support for site selection, construction, training, marketing and operations. With the right franchisee partners, SONIC is poised to make a big impact here."