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Drove to Sonic Restaurant

Postby MadLab » Mon Mar 31, 2008 5:11 pm

After seeing the commercials for a year or so, I finally drove with friends to Sonic in Davenport, Ia (the closest one). For fast food I was really quite impressed. There were four of us and we all tried multiple items. Can say that the burgers were much better than a McD's or Wendy's. The fries were good, but the hashbrowns were fantastic! The king of sides were their hand battered Onion Rings! For dessert we had these fried cream cheese dipping things that we dipped in syrup. Unbelievably good. My friends all had shakes and malts and I must say they were as good if not better than DQ. One person in our group had a breakfast sandwich with eggs, bacon, cheese and a hashbrown (much better than McDs). Heart attack coming soon, but tasted incredible. We all sampled diffrent drinks and had coffee drinks for the way home. The footlong Coney dog w/chili was pretty good. Quite good for a hot dog. The thing that most impressed us was the speed of service and the attentive (and quite attractive) car hop. Our food was literally there in about 3 minutes. Right about the time I spilled ketchup on myself this girl tapped on the window and offered me some mints, more ketchup and napkins (mind reader). She just wanted to check and make sure we had everything we wanted. The only thing I could think of as a downside would be on a road trip or long drive that sitting in the car longer would get old. They did have outdoor seating but it was pretty cold. It was really worth the trip once to ease my curiosity. The car hop didn't know when they were going to be in Wisconsin, but said they were building in Rockford. Definitely recommend!
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Postby Sideshow Bob » Mon Mar 31, 2008 5:20 pm

OK...if you, Mr. New-Poster Restaurant Reviewer, are trying to create pre-opening hype for Sonic Burgers and are really Mr. Madison Sonic Burger Guy, I have only one thing to say, "Bring it on!". <<finger's crossed--oh, please, oh, please>>
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Postby Paco » Mon Mar 31, 2008 5:38 pm

You drove 100 miles for a freakin' fast food hamburger? You're nuts.
You'll fit in well here.
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Postby blunt » Mon Mar 31, 2008 6:39 pm

I believe.
I, too, plus friends also, have pined and yearned for Sonic.
Our nipples have grown jadedly hard and brittle from the years and years of relentless teasing.
I very much enjoy the Second City lads and lasses in the commercials (yep, that's why the ads are so dry and highlarious).
But my mouth waters for the food that would match the Karo syrup and plastic molding fake food whose ersatz beauty tantalizes me so.
I wish I'd been with you.

So.
Where's Long John Silvers?
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Postby Kenneth Burns » Mon Mar 31, 2008 6:58 pm

blunt wrote:Where's Long John Silvers?


Ashwaubenon.
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Postby Shipley » Mon Mar 31, 2008 7:29 pm

People talk about Sonic like its the best food ever made or something.

Personally, I could care less. Madison needs another national fast food chain like we need another 100 inches of snow.

No one makes a burger better than I can with a half pound of ground beef and my arm pit.
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Postby Kenneth Burns » Mon Mar 31, 2008 7:54 pm

I was sorry when the Steak 'n Shake here closed.
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Postby TAsunder » Tue Apr 01, 2008 10:40 am

Shipley wrote:No one makes a burger better than I can with a half pound of ground beef and my arm pit.


Ah, yes, the world famous Limburger. Brevibacterium: it's not just for cheese.
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Postby Ducatista » Tue Apr 01, 2008 11:43 am

blunt wrote:I very much enjoy the Second City lads and lasses in the commercials (yep, that's why the ads are so dry and highlarious).

Ah, that makes sense. I love those ads.

And I love Sonic.
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Postby Learned » Tue Apr 01, 2008 11:46 am

Shipley wrote:Personally, I could care less.


How much less?

Idea: Replace the one Madison-area Hardee's with Sonic.
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Postby Michael Patrick » Tue Apr 01, 2008 11:51 am

What Madison really needs is a Beef a Roo!!
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Postby blunt » Tue Apr 01, 2008 7:22 pm

Learned wrote:
Shipley wrote:Personally, I could care less.


How much less?
.


See? This is why we can't have nice things!
I tried to ignore it but no, Learned, no.
You had to dangle it right in my face.

Ship:
If you wish to care less, then please do so.
Care as little as you want.
But once you've reached your personal limit, and if you'd like to bitch slap us with your worldwise snottiness, then you might try "I couldn't care less" which would illustrate your disdain for fastfood discussions is so all-encompassing that its reached a level of not even registering on you (even though you've joined into such a discussion rather zealously....)

But no, Learned, no.
I'm not going to hijack thias thread into a typical Foron linguistic beef.
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Postby Ned Flanders » Wed Apr 02, 2008 1:34 pm

I just got back from driving to LA for an In'n Out burger....fantastic!
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Postby lordofthecockrings » Wed Apr 02, 2008 2:05 pm

Ned Flanders wrote:I just got back from driving to LA for an In'n Out burger....fantastic!

Why is it not surprising to me that you had to drive cross country for a little in and out?
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Postby Ned Flanders » Wed Apr 02, 2008 2:20 pm

lordofthecockrings wrote:
Ned Flanders wrote:I just got back from driving to LA for an In'n Out burger....fantastic!

Why is it not surprising to me that you had to drive cross country for a little in and out?

Your sister was out of town...
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