5 secret Sonic Drive-In menu items you should know about
Oh, Sonic: How Oklahomans adore thee.
You’re the one-stop shop for burgers, tots, shakes and all of the drinks, ever.
But you have a secret menu that a lot of people don’t know about, which reporter Jennifer Palmer wrote about in 2013. It’s time to remind the masses about that secret.
Sonic fans, here are 5 secret Sonic Drive-In menu items you should become acquainted with. As long as location has the ingredients available (and know what you’re talking about), then there shouldn’t be a problem with your order.
And! Here's a video of Palmer's experience when she attempted to order some things off the secret menu:
No. 5 – The Drinks
This entry is actually four-in-one, since it focuses on some super secret drink options Sonic doesn’t advertise: the Pink Flamingo, Purple Sprite, Sonic Sunrise and Dr. Pepper Orgasm.
All four are easy on the ingredients list but powerful in execution:
- Pink Flamingo: Sprite with orange, pineapple, and cherry flavoring
- Purple Sprite: Sprite, Powerade, lemonade and cranberry juice
- Sonic Sunrise: Cherry limeade and orange juice
- Dr. Pepper Orgasm: Dr. Pepper, Powerade and lemonade
No. 4 – All about them tots
You can go to virtually any Sonic out there and see chili-cheese tots on the menu, which consists of tots, chili and, well, cheese.
You can add other toppings, sure, but just order the Extreme Tots (or fries) instead: Tots, chili, cheese, onion, jalepenos and ranch dressing.
It’s like cardiac arrest in a footlong paper boat, but it’s totally worth it.
No. 3 – (It’s also) All about them burgers
Sonic’s burger game is strong, and the number of discontinued but never forgotten burger options live on through the secret menu.
Like the Hickory Burger (pictured), which basically substitutes regular sauces for hickory BBQ sauce (add onion rings onto it for the even more delicious variation of the classic Sonic burger).
Which brings me to the Ring Leader Loaded Burger, which is easily identified by its loads of grilled onions, bacon and onion ring topping.
No. 2 – Pickle-O’s
If you’re a southerner, then you’re familiar with fried pickles, also referred to as pickle-o’s.
Well, Sonic’s got em, you just have to ask for them.
Do it today (and enjoy a Purple Sprite alongside it).
No. 1 – Frito chili pie