July 26, 2017 (St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana): The St. Bernard Economic Development Foundation (SBEDF) is excited to welcome a new SONIC Drive-In to St. Bernard Parish. SONIC Drive-In is the nation’s largest chain of drive-in restaurants with more than 3,500 drive-ins serving approximately 3 million customers every day.
“Almost 12 years after Hurricane Katrina, we are excited to bring a SONIC Drive-In back to St. Bernard Parish in an upscale, state-of-the-art facility,” said J. Michael Fincher, Managing Member of Fincher & Pray Investments, L.L.C. “We are thankful to be a part of this very gracious and welcoming community.”
The new SONIC Drive-In broke ground in February 2017 and opened to the public in late June. Located at 3201 Paris Road, the SONIC Drive-In is the only location in St. Bernard Parish.
“We’re thrilled to add SONIC Drive-In to St. Bernard Parish,” said Andrew Jacques, Executive Director of SBEDF. “SONIC Drive-In returning to St. Bernard is another example of regional and national companies taking note of the recent growth in our Parish.”
The new location was developed by Louisiana-based Fincher & Pray Investments, L.L.C., a family owned and operated company. According to the developer, the project represents an approximate two million dollar investment in St. Bernard Parish and will create 15-20 full time jobs, with an additional 35-40 part time positions.
SONIC Drive-In is open for business Monday through Sunday from 6:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m.
About St. Bernard Economic Development Foundation
St. Bernard Economic Development Foundation (SBEDF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2005 to retain and create jobs, build prosperity, and improve the quality of life in St. Bernard Parish. The Board of Directors consist of 28 voting members and 8 non-voting honorary members and public officials, all of which serve as volunteers to the organization. SBEDF's work is made possible through the general support of its investors, St. Bernard Parish Government, St. Bernard Port, Harbor and Terminal District, the Arlene and Joseph Meraux Charitable Foundation, Cox Communications, Chalmette Refining, Valero, and Gulf Coast Bank and Trust Company at the Impact Champion Level, Atmos Energy, the Law Offices of Sidney Torres, III and Associated Terminals at the Pillars Level, and Palmisano Group, Park Investments and Boasso America at the Community Leaders Level.
About SONIC®, America’s Drive-In®
SONIC®, America’s Drive-In®, is the nation’s largest chain of drive-in restaurants with more than 3,500 drive-ins serving approximately 3 million customers every day. Over the past 60 years, SONIC has delighted guests with signature menu items, more than 1 million drink combinations, friendly service by iconic Carhops and ongoing support of education through its award winning Limeades for Learning® program. SONIC received top honors as America’s “#1 burger quick service restaurant” in the 2013 Temkin Experience Ratings report. For more information about Sonic Corp. (NASDAQ/NM: SONC) and its subsidiaries, please visit sonicdrivein.com. Customers can also connect with SONIC at facebook.com/sonicdrivein or on Twitter @sonicdrive_in.