US drive-in, Sonic has introduced ‘mushroom-blended’ burgers to its menu, the first to be offered by a fast-casual chain.

The burger options, named Sonic Signature Slingers, are made up of a blended beef, mushroom and seasonings mixture at less than 350 calories. Starting at $1.99 they will be available nationwide on Monday 5 March.

Vice president of product innovation and development for Sonic, Scott Uehlein said: “The Signature Slingers is a first-of-its-kind fast food cheeseburger, which delivers the juicy savoury deliciousness you expect from a burger in a way that makes you feel like you’re getting away with something.

“Adding mushrooms right into the burger patty amps up the incredible flavours of the 100% pure beef and seasonings you get in each bite.

“This burger truly raises the bar for every other restaurant.”

Diners can expect two versions of the cheeseburger. The Classic Sonic Signature Slinger consists of fresh lettuce, tomato, diced onions, crinkle-cut dill pickles, mayonnaise and melted cheese inside a brioche bun. The Bacon Melt Sonic Signature Slinger is made up of bacon, melted cheese and mayonnaise inside a brioche bun.

How well do you really know your competitors?

Access the most comprehensive Company Profiles on the market, powered by GlobalData. Save hours of research. Gain competitive edge.

Company Profile – free sample

Thank you!

Your download email will arrive shortly

Not ready to buy yet? Download a free sample

We are confident about the unique quality of our Company Profiles. However, we want you to make the most beneficial decision for your business, so we offer a free sample that you can download by submitting the below form

By GlobalData
Visit our Privacy Policy for more information about our services, how we may use, process and share your personal data, including information of your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications. Our services are intended for corporate subscribers and you warrant that the email address submitted is your corporate email address.

President of the Mushroom Council, a US organisation of fresh mushroom producers, Bart Minor said: “We are excited to be a partner on the new Signature Slingers, which brings together the craveability of pure beef with the juiciness of mushrooms, creating a great tasting cheeseburger that guests will only be able to get at Sonic.

“The trend of blending mushrooms into a burger patty has been atop a number of food trend lists this year and we can’t wait for guests to experience Sonic’s uniquely delicious creation.”