Oklahoma SONIC Drive-Ins Organize Fundraiser for Tornado Relief
SONIC’s Famous Tots Will Help Those Hit Hardest
OKLAHOMA CITY -- June 24, 2013
On Wednesday, June 26, for every order of Tots sold all Oklahoma SONIC
Drive-In (NASDAQ: SONC) locations will donate $1 to United Way of Central
Oklahoma to continue to support relief and recovery efforts following the
recent tornado devastation in Oklahoma. SONIC’s Tots – crispy potato bites
available as a meal side or snack – are one of the more popular items on the
Oklahoma SONIC fans are encouraged to visit their local SONIC Drive-In on
Wednesday, June 26, to order Tots during this one-day fundraising initiative.
SONIC Drive-In and its Oklahoma franchise partners hope to raise $50,000.
“We’ve witnessed the devastating impact of the recent tornados along with the
rest of our home state,” said Cliff Hudson, chairman, president and chief
executive officer of Sonic Corp. “SONIC, our franchisees and staff all felt
the need to offer additional assistance. This effort is just another way we
can help our neighbors rebuild.”
“The funds raised from SONIC’s Tot sales on this day will all go directly to
those impacted by the recent tornados and will provide much needed support to
the recovering community,” said Debby Hampton, president and chief executive
officer of United Way of Central Oklahoma.
SONIC and its Oklahoma franchise partners were quick to respond in aiding its
home state. Days after the first tornado struck, SONIC made a $100,000 cash
and in-kind financial commitment to the Red Cross of Central & Western
Oklahoma, the United Way of Central Oklahoma's Tornado Relief Fund and the
SONIC Disaster Relief Fund. SONIC also provided thousands of meals to first
responders and relief agencies and coordinated water, ice and sanitizer
deliveries in the area. Some of SONIC’s iconic Carhops also pooled tips from
one day to donate to local relief efforts.
About SONIC, America’s Drive-In
SONIC®, America's Drive-In®, is the nation's largest chain of drive-in
restaurants with more than 3,500 drive-ins serving approximately 3 million
customers every day. Over the past 60 years, SONIC has delighted guests with
signature menu items, more than 1 million drink combinations, friendly service
by iconic Carhops and ongoing support of education through its award-winning
Limeades for Learning® program. SONIC received top honors as America’s “#1
burger quick service restaurant” in the 2013 Temkin Experience Ratings report.
For more information about Sonic Corp. (NASDAQ/NM: SONC) and its subsidiaries,
please visit sonicdrivein.com. Customers can also connect with SONIC at
facebook.com/sonicdrivein or on Twitter @sonicdrive_in.
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