Sonic Restaurants–The Grease Pits of Fast Food
Long before I briefly took a job in Oklahoma City in 2007 did I have a disdain for the food served at Sonic restaurants. Getting to know their CEO, Cliff Hudson, didn’t help my image of the company either. But I’ve always thought the food their was greasy, nasty and if you enjoy it, you basically have numbed your tastebuds to the point of where you could enjoy eating poo.
My kids through the years have said they love the food. Fellow adults talk about how they like this drink or that.
One of my daughters had a thing for a drink called “A Purple O” and one night wanted me to order one for her, but I don’t order Os for my teen daughters, sorry. (Sonic, you’ve really crossed the line on that one in my book.)
But I succumbed the other day to ordering a breakfast burrito so I could get back to work and move on with the day.
I’ve seen before how they have a guy come in and spray wash the sidewalks and wondered why they needed to be doing that. And then from the angle I was sitting, it became disgustingly obvious.
The Grease Pit of Fast Food
I remember from my Wendy’s days in the mid-1980s about dealing with the grease trap out back. That had to be one of the nastiest jobs ever–taking hamburger and Henny Penny grease from the chicken frier out back to be dumped into a vat and later hauled off.
But after seeing this image, it’s clear to me that there is way too much frying going on inside a Sonic restaurant to be producing anything that could remotely be healthy for anyone. It’s clearly time to stop stopping at Sonic until they do some things to change their menu.
The only way the image below becomes possible is if the grease they’re using is bubbling so badly that it’s wafting through the air and onto the floor and then getting picked up on the shoes of the young ladies who run food. (By the way, Sonic screws their food runners over by not having a tip option on the pay with debit/credit card option. Most of the time I just pay for things on a card now and don’t carry cash so most of the time I have to stop at a Sonic, no one gets a tip. That bothers me because their food runners are working hard and no doubt making less than minimum per hour.)
So here’s the pic. Look at the black trails out of the delivery door in this photo and then look how nasty they are in person the next time you’re at a Sonic. Then think one step further about what your insides must look like from eating all that grease. That thought alone is enough to convince me to never want to eat there again. They won’t be adding this to their Website’s “See Yourself At Sonic” section.
I remember Hudson bragging about how they had just done a bunch of renovations to the drive in stores in the mid-2000s, “But we didn’t do anything to the menu,” he said one night. I thought then and still do, “Maybe you should de-grease.”
And that’s how you Sonic.