SONIC Drive-In approved at Centerra Crossings on Estrella Parkway
Located on the southeast corner of Estrella Parkway and Van Buren Street at Centerra Crossings
A use permit for SONIC Drive-In Restaurant was approved at the Goodyear City Council meeting on Monday night, June 24. Mayor Georgia Lord welcomes the company with a fun story, as the first place her and her husband went to eat when they came to Arizona many years ago. Great tater tots and more good times to come... Welcome to Goodyear, SONIC!
Pad size: 1.2 acres
Building size: 1,539 square feet
Patio Dining Canopy: 840 square feet
Parking/Dining Canopy: 1,320 square feet
Detached Parking/Dining Canopy: 1,500 square feet
Drive-In and Drive-Thru
Total: 5,199 square feet
SONIC was founded in 1953 when a gallon of gas cost 25 cents and a new car would set you back just $2,200. Their humble story began as a post-war American dream that grew beyond the wildest expectations of founders Troy Smith and Charles Pappe. Smith took a root beer and hot dog stand called Top Hat and turned it into a franchise that is now more than 3,600 restaurants strong. His drive, innovation and humble spirit are still at the heart of what makes SONIC’s culture special.
SONIC, America’s Drive-In is the nation’s largest drive-in restaurant chain serving approximately 3 million customers every day and offering menu heaven to young and old customers alike — whether they want a juicy burger, a milkshake made with real ice cream or a refreshing cherry limeade. Nearly 94 percent of SONIC’s 3,500 drive-in locations are owned and operated by local business men and women.
Customers park in colorful, canopy-covered spaces and a friendly carhop delivers made-to-order food and drinks directly to customers in their cars. SONIC is an experience shared by generations. Customers hit the red order button and magical things happen. Families celebrate birthdays at SONIC. First dates are held at SONIC. Memories are made at SONIC.
SONIC at Centerra Crossings will employ 45 staff members.
Hours of operation:
Sunday to Thursday 6 a.m. to Midnight
Friday and Saturday 6 to 2 a.m.
Read the full SONIC story: The SONIC Franchise Story