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Sonic, Wilmington

When I was 15, my friend Jon got his license and free use of the family car. Where life was previously limited to Cambridge and wherever the MBTA could take us, the world was now open, as long as we had money for gas. But, we really had nowhere to go, so lots of Saturday nights were spent at the Burlington Mall, or Jon’s favorite activity, getting lost. We would drive out to the burbs, take lots of random turns and when we were sure we were good and lost, we would try to find our way back. Oh, the things that amuse us when we are young. Now I think, “If only we had a Sonic, back then. . .”

 

Sonic is a national fast food burger chain; I am sure you have seen the commercials. But there were no locations in the New England area, so we could not experience the Sonic blast or Texas toast. All that changed last year with the first Sonic opening in Peabody, and now a 2nd location in Wilmington. Mj and Brian grew up with Sonic in Texas and have spoken fondly of it, so after a movie, R and I decided to try it go.

 

It was strangely nostalgic; we pulled in to a drive-in stall, the radio station was having an 80’s flashback weekend, and our waitress skated up in her rollerblades. We had a super Sonic cheeseburger, tots, onion rings, a caramel shake, a peanut butter fudge shake and an Oreo Sonic blast. The burger was large, probably twice the size of a Big Mac and tasted like one, too. R liked it. I love that I could get tater tots at 9:30pm. Both tots and rings were well fried. The shakes were good, not Christina’s quality, but better than McDonald’s. The Sonic blast (basically a DQ Blizzard, if you are more familiar with that) could have used more Oreos.

 

So, Sonic is a decent artery clogging option, if you are in the area and need a quick cheap lunch.

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