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Old 03-21-2016, 10:02 AM
 
Location: LA/OC
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There's also one in Fullerton and another that just opened in Pomona. I'm not a fan of their food at all, but their milkshakes are great
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Old 03-21-2016, 01:42 PM
 
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Its worse here in the DC Area, I see more Sonic commercials than McDonald commercials but theirs only 4 that are 40 miles outside of the suburbs.
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Old 03-21-2016, 01:55 PM
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When I lived in MA they used to advertise and there wasn't one location in the entire state. They are national ad campaigns so maybe their deals with networks is to play in all markets? When they eventually opened in MA it was a huge event so their years of advertising paid off
Lol yeah I think that's what it is. Really a waste of money.
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Old 03-21-2016, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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According to their Corporate website, Sonic does not have any locations in Canada, but their TV commercials run on the US networks that we get on our cable systems here.


I agree that those two guys are seriously creepy.


Jim B.
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Old 03-22-2016, 07:53 AM
 
Location: ATL by way of Los Angeles
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On the west coast, does Sonic advertise these two creepy middle-aged guys that just spend their entire lives sitting in the car trying different things at Sonic? I'm pretty sure I stopped eating Sonic for good when those two creeps starting being on every damn channel over here.
We get those ads down here in the Atlanta area as well. Sonics are plentiful here, but those commercials are terrible.
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Old 03-22-2016, 08:36 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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It's probably to help create buzz about the place in areas where there are few. When I lived in San Diego you would see there ads all the time even though the closest at the time was in Anaheim I think. You see there ads all over the Bay Area too even though the only is in Vacaville. Then when one opens up people flock to it.

Their food is garbage and you have to eat it in your car or outside. It's the such a stupid, outdated concept with terrible food. I don't' get why people like it all.
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Old 03-22-2016, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Elysium
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The TV market airs all the way to Victorville and Hemet. Are there more in the entire area?
Anyone here old enough to remember "from the desert to the sea to all of Southern California good evening".
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Old 03-22-2016, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Anyone here old enough to remember "from the desert to the sea to all of Southern California good evening".
Good old Jerry Dunfee. Not to digress, but I also wonder about Ruby Tuesday. I see their ads all the time on TV and their food looks good. I went to their site to find a location and the nearest one to me is in Las Vegas. WTF?
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Old 03-23-2016, 03:52 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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This could be why
Sonic Drive-In tots, shakes and more headed for Los Angeles - LA Times
Looks like they are planning a major expansion and plan to open more locations in the LA area
Doing the marketing now means they will have a better shot at succeeding in newer locations as people will be familiar with the brand . It builds anticipation too . " "FINALLY a sonic is opening near me I have to go "
They say someone has to see something many times before it registers or before they buy
Even though everyone knows Coca Cola or Nike or McDonald's they have to continue to market their products and they spend massive amounts of money annually to do so .
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Old 03-24-2016, 12:15 AM
 
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Maybe the Sonic people hope to one day have more than two locations.
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