Sonic – Flint

9 11 2008
  • 3140 Miller Road
  • Flint, MI 48507
  • (810) 232-2900
  • Website
  • Menu
The New Sonic Drive In on Miller Rd. in Flint

The New Sonic Drive In on Miller Rd. in Flint

I don’t get it.  I still don’t get it.  We needed to run to the mall to pick up some things today so why not run to Flint?   Hell, gas is only $2.05.  Ever since we heard there was a Sonic opening in Flint, J has been wanting to go, so we went.  We hadn’t explored Flint yet and since it was one of the last major cities in Michigan we hadn’t checked, why not?

After grabbing lunch and doing some shopping, we made our way to Sonic.  It’s located on Miller Road right off Interstate 75.  When we pulled in, there was actually a line.  They had workers out in the parking lot directing traffic.  The first person handed us a menu and asked if we wanted a stall or wanted to go to the drive thru.  We wanted to park and eat so she directed us to a roped off area where more cars were waiting.  Then, another worker told us it was time to move into a stall and directed us out of the holding area.  Finally, another person pointed us into an empty stall.  There were five or six cars in front of us but we only waited five minutes or so to get into a stall. 

The red button to order from the car stall

The red button to order from the car stall

Once we parked, I rolled down my window and pushed the red button to get the attention of someone inside.  After a minute or two, a voice came over the intercom to take our order.  I didn’t order anything

My Reeses Peanut Butter Cup Sonic Blast

My Reeses' Peanut Butter Cup Sonic Blast

really unique to Sonic so maybe that’s why I don’t get it.  I got the Reeses’ Peanut Butter Cup Sonic Blast.  As you can probably figure out, it’s a Blizzard.  It tasted more like Culver’s Concrete Mixer than a Dairy Queen though.  They top off the treat with whipped cream and chunks of peanut butter.  It was good, but I don’t need to drive to Flint to get one.

J ordered a couple things ore unique to Sonic which may be why she likes it so much.  She couldn’t decide between two things. Since we don’t have a Sonic in our backyard (yet) she ordered both.  First was the Cherry Limeaid.  We made it in time for “happy hour” so her drink was half off.  She got a huge 32 oz. Limeaid for just a buck.  The Limeaid’s are carbonated drinks with fresh squeezed lime juice.  The cherry limeaid adds a cherry flavoring. 

The other car stalls at Sonic in Flint.

The other car stalls at Sonic in Flint.

The other thing she couldn’t live without was a chocolate cream pie shake.  The chocolate shake was topped with whipped cream and crumbled pie crusts.  She said the $8 it cost us to get to Flint was more than worth it.  Like I said, I still don’t get it, but I didn’t get anything that was unique.  It’s interesting the way they do things.  All the carhops were on skates which is something I haven’t seen at the other two Sonic’s I’ve been to.  Don’t know if it’s just something they’re doing because it’s a new store or if it’s a company wide thing.  I have a pretty good feeling this won’t be our last trip to Flint…..




4 responses

10 11 2008

Got in my car today and the menu was still in there… made me hungry…

12 11 2008

I have tried the Sonic in the Detroit area (Southgate) twice, as well Fat Burger located in Southfield. Wanting to see what all the hype was about and coming away feeling a little let down. Aside from some unique items such as tater tots for Sonic and both having good shakes, neither place seemed worth going out of my way for. Although the Fat Burger burger does have a good taste, the price is a little bit on the high side for fast food.

My thought on the hype revolves around the fact that one could only go to these places when on vacation. So while on vacation, anything will taste good because you are on vacation even a bag of dirt.

26 11 2011
Five Guys Burgers and Fries – Detroit « SW Michigan Dining

[…] was no Sonic and J craved it.  We took a random trip to Flint for no reason other than to go to Sonic.  I didn’t understand it or get it (still don’t actually), but it made J so happy.  […]

9 04 2012

Looks like the Flint Sonic may have served its last burger. Plans to re-open for the spring seem to be facing difficulties.

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