Sonic to Sell Beer and Wine Following Burger King's "Whopper Bar"

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Nothing's more uplifting than getting drunk on a fast food patio and wolfing a foot-long chili cheese dog from Sonic. Which is the feeling we're guessing Sonic is attempting to capitalize on by the decision to sell alcohol. Either that, or it's just copying Burger King. (Never a good idea.)

USA Today reports that Sonic is planning a late-summer upgrade with 25 kinds of bottled beer and a bunch of wine. That's right, we said wine.

Over at Burger King, "Whopper bars" sell beer already in Las Vegas, Miami and Kansas City, because everyone knows those cities are all exactly alike. If you haven't visited the site for "Whopper bar," we highly suggest it: hip-pulsing club music plays over a deep voice whispering "Whopper ... onions."

So, fast food continues to find new ways to top itself from a novelty standpoint. Certainly, most of us have experienced the great joy of a cold Miller High Life (the Champagne of beers, people) and Whataburger to go. It's fantastic. Consider the image, however -- heads up, Patton Oswalt -- of Burger King's tables overcrowded with buzzed near-drunks sidled up to a Double Whopper at the bar. Depressing.

If In-N-Out gets draft beer, maybe we'd reconsider our negative position.

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or is it?
or is it?

Beer at Sonic is great idea. I'm glad that it may become a thing.

The Couple Next Door
The Couple Next Door

Interesting. Wonder if their "happy hour" pricing will apply to beer & wine too??

Kimberly Smith
Kimberly Smith

So Sonice is saying it is ok to Drink and Drive???? 

GusMitchem
GusMitchem

By that logic any place that sells booze for on premise consumption says its ok to drive. BTW the state of Texas says its ok to drink and drive too, thats why its called a "legal limit"

BadGuyZero
BadGuyZero

I don't think In-N-Out has the version of the Holy Bible where Jesus says "and verily I say unto thee thou shalt wash down thine 'animal style' burger with a cold beer."

Montemalone
Montemalone

Are they going to put those little airline style barf bag behind each seat in the place?

Aimeenola85
Aimeenola85

obviously...none of ya'll live in new orleans...home of the drive thru daiquiri!!!

AT
AT

They stated on CNN this morning that it will not be available at Drive-Thru or In Car areas. You'll have to exit your car and go to the sitting area. 

Laws indicate if you are drinking in your car and the keys are in the ignition, you can get a ticket for DUI.

mayor of mehville
mayor of mehville

What about folks with key fobs smartie?

Tom L (No, Not That L)
Tom L (No, Not That L)

You may be saying that as a joke, but you just KNOW that sooner or later someone is going to try that as a defense.

GusMitchem
GusMitchem

Kim Ill bet you were talking to your mom or your best friend on your way to work this morning. O but you have hands free, doesnt matter the distraction from talking is just as dangerous and delays your reaction just as much as a couple of beers down at the sonic. There just is a scientific test to prove an idiot was on the phone.  

Kimberly Smith
Kimberly Smith

Wow so what about the hundreds of people that are in jail who just said I ONLY HAD ONE BEER for intoxication manslaughter...... PEOPLE need to grow up and stop thinking of themseleves when they want to drink because more and more others are having to pay there life for other selfishness.... NOW must we make that statment its not illegal to drink and drive......

Montemalone
Montemalone

Texas has an open container law. Ergo, drinking while driving is illegal.

drinkie
drinkie

It's not illegal to drink and drive.  It's illegal to drive while intoxicated.

kingbrad2534
kingbrad2534

They need to sell mixed drinks too.... mixed drinks with Sonic ice.... mmmmmm

Booker Noe
Booker Noe

This is kickass - so now they can spike my route 44! I dont have to pour out half and do it at home.

Boyds36
Boyds36

They do it at Kellers. AND. They have parking at bars.

turbosix
turbosix

NOTHING BAD COULD COME FROM THIS. NOTHING. 

Vic
Vic

So a restaurant where you eat in your car is going to sell beer and wine?

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