I think I'm pretty fond of Sonic Drive-In's because like Steak 'n' Shake there's something intrinsically retro about them. They're like modern-day blasts to our pasts or at least as close as you can get today.. Admittedly I guess the way Steak 'n' Shake tends to blare modern-day music and the drivel that this entails it's not entirely retro but the restaurant itself looks nice and they do serve nice milk-shakes that are very soda-bar and very retro feeling.. Coincidentally sporting sandwiches called 'buttery' helps them as well, back in the day 'buttery' was a given on everything; people ate butter like they smoked cigarettes - They consumed like it was going out of style because at the time understanding and knowledge of nutrition was limited and they thought both were healthy and good for you. How wrong they were. Butter consumption back in the day even extended to such disturbing avenues as candy;
At any rate Sonic Drive-In is pretty cool and with items like Dr. Pepper Orgasm on their secret menu's they win major points with me. I still can't get over the amusement I feel thinking about ordering that with a straight face..
Blazin' BBQ Loaded Burger:
Consisting of a pure beef patty, bacon, lettuce, tomato and pepper-jack cheese, hickory BBQ sauce, sliced jalapenos, battered jalapeno strips, and sweet and spicy habanero sauce.. Hurr.. And as I take a deep breath in to try and keep from passing out after going over that massive list of ingredients I will note that this thing is in fact disturbingly loaded with unnecessary shit which is probably where the calorie count and fat-content comes from.. Still it almost sounds and looks vaguely good.
Admittedly that's a pretty awesome commercial.
Kickin' Coney & Bacon and Blue Dog:
..Who knows.. At any rate Sonic seems to have an abnormal obsession with stuffing shit into Hot-Dogs. It's kind of disturbing to be honest, I've never seen this anywhere except for a couple of Hot-Dogs featured at Steak 'n' Shake - What ever happened to having a Hot-Dog with just mustard or ketchup? When did Hot-Dogs become something that had to be stacked like over-muscled mutant beasts?
The Kickin' Coney is a beef Dog allegedly, topped with chili, cheddar cheese, crispy onions, and chipotle BBQ Sauce while the Blue Dog is a beef Dog, covered in bacon, lettuce, tomato, and a blue cheese dressing, all held together on a poppy seed bun. - I seriously don't get the obsession with over-stacking Hot-Dogs, I'd always thought simple Hot-Dogs with mustard and ketchup were far superior; they're simple and good. Why fill them up with all this crap that's just going to take away from it's Hot-Dogness? This is more like a burger than a Hot Dog now, why not just have a burger?
Pumpkin Pie Milk Shake:
...Though I'll point out that the slogan "Drink more pie" is big time disturbing.. I'm pretty certain you should never drink pie but that's me.. That said, it's Pumpkin goddamn Pie, give me a break; I'd drink it in a heartbeat. Sorry, but health consciousness be damned IT'S PUMPKIN PIE - Pumpkin Pie is uncommonly and unnaturally delicious!
Sadly this was a Limited Time Offer so it's likely that these are no longer available if I'm guessing right. Wonder if they'll ever be back?