Sonic Drive-In is a fast-food chain known for its retro drive-in experience and menu items such as burgers, hot dogs, fries, and milkshakes. Founded in 1953, the chain has over 3,500 locations across the United States, with carhops delivering orders to customers in their cars.
Sonic is generally not considered a healthy fast-food option due to the high calorie, fat, and sodium content of many menu items. For example, a Sonic Blast milkshake can contain up to 2,170 calories and 83 grams of fat. However, the chain does offer some healthier options, including grilled chicken sandwiches and salads.
Some items that should be avoided at Sonic include the SuperSONIC Bacon Double Cheeseburger, which contains 1,030 calories and 1,880 milligrams of sodium, and the Chili Cheese Tots, which have 960 calories and 2,690 milligrams of sodium per serving. Additionally, the milkshakes and slushies are high in sugar and calories and should be avoided.
To make healthier choices at Sonic, customers can opt for grilled chicken sandwiches or wraps instead of burgers and customize their order to include more vegetables like lettuce, tomato, and onion. They can also choose a side salad instead of fries and select water or unsweetened tea instead of sugary drinks. By making these substitutions and avoiding high-calorie, high-fat, and high-sodium items, customers can make healthier choices when dining at Sonic.
Below are the full nutrition facts for the full Sonic Drive-In menu. Select any item to view the complete nutritional information including calories, carbs, sodium and Weight Watchers points. You can also use our calorie filter to find the Sonic menu item that best fits your diet.