Sonic Fast Food restaurant opens in Long Island City
December 6, 2021 By Michael Dorgan
A popular national fast food chain has opened a restaurant in Queens.
Sonic— an Oklahoma-based company known for its burgers, chili cheese tots and toaster sandwiches — cut the ribbon on its 37-02 Queens Blvd. location on Sunday. The company occupied space on the ground floor of a five-story office/commercial building on the border of Long Island City and Sunnyside.
The restaurant is the company’s second fast food outlet in New York, the other being in Staten Island. Sonic has over 3,500 restaurants in the United States and has been in business since 1953.
The new restaurant offers the company’s typical range of fast food dishes, including onion rings, corn dogs, fries, chili dogs, burritos and wraps.
The store also serves a range of sodas, milkshakes and sundaes. Customers can also place advance orders online or through an app.
David Fowler, director of operations at Sonic, said customers can grab a bite to eat or take their time and relax with their food inside the new location.
“We look forward to welcoming guests and serving up the latest SONIC flavors,” said Fowler.
There are a number of dining booths inside the location as well as several sets of tables and chairs.
The restaurant will employ approximately 80 full-time and part-time staff.
Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Sunday.