Quick-service restaurant Sonic Drive-In has plans to move into Alaska later this year.
With more than 3,600 drive-through restaurants in the US, Sonic specialises in made-to-order fast food.
To be owned and operated by local businessmen Larry Clark and Cameron Johnson, the new location will be situated near 2100 E. Parks Highway in Wasilla.
Sonic Drive-In vice-president for development and construction Johnny Jones said: “Alaska has long been on our development wishlist, and we’re pleased to have found a strong franchisee group to build the brand in the state.
“We’re confident the brand will do well in Alaska, bringing a unique menu and dining experience to this new community under the leadership of two locals.”
The new restaurant will feature a double drive-through, an indoor dining room and drive-in stalls.
Clark said: “I once joked with my wife that I would buy her a Sonic Drive-In after she asked for a Cherry Limeade and later this year, this will flourish into reality.
“I grew up in the South where Sonic is a way of life. Alaska has been my home for 13 years now, and I can’t wait to introduce my community to this brand I know and love.”
With a variety of 1.3 million drink combinations, Sonic Drive-In’s menu includes burgers such as the Footlong Quarter Pound Coney, tots, ice-cream desserts and boneless chicken wings.
Sonic Drive-In also offers its Carhop service, which allows guests to pre-order food on the Sonic Drive-In mobile app and then be served directly to their car, thereby enabling customers to avoid waiting in line. The app is free to download from the Apple and Google Play stores.
Sonic Drive-In serves approximately three million customers every day.