Sonic Debuts New $0.99 'Happy Hour'

Onion rings, tater tots now on offer for less than a buck

Sonic Drive-In has been offering a "Happy Hour" for some time now, in which all drinks and slushies are sold for 50 percent off between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. every day. Well, now those drinks have some edible company, as four items have joined them on the happy hour roster.

A four-piece order of onion rings, a two-piece order of mozzarella sticks, a small order of tater tots, or a corn dog can now all be purchased for just $0.99 during those hours. 

And while they’re not  full-sized servings, they certainly make a solid afternoon snack. This also puts Sonic in the same ballpark as McDonald’s, KFC, and a few other chains that also have dollar menus.  McDonald’s is still the true champion in the bang-for-your-single buck field, though, with a wide selection of items that sell for a dollar, including the sausage biscuit and burrito, McDouble, McChicken, side salad, fruit and yogurt parfait, and an ice cream cone. 

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Clifton1727's picture

Oh JOY!!! FOUR whole onion rings for only a buck. So why advertise with a picture of a large order of onion rings? Who are you trying to fool?


Sonic sounds like it has some great items for their new "Happy Hour". My comment has to do with McDonalds in that they advertise that the McDouble is on their $1.00 value menu but so far I've never found a McDonalds that charged only a $1.00 !!! They have always been $1.19 or more. FALSE ADVERTISING!!!

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