SONIC® Drive-In crew Hazel Green, Alabama wins gold medal at this year’s annual DR PEPPER SONIC GAMES

SONIC® Drive-In crew Hazel Green, Alabama wins gold medal at this year's annual DR PEPPER SONIC GAMES
SONIC® Drive-In crew Hazel Green, Alabama wins gold medal at this year’s annual DR PEPPER SONIC GAMES

 

OKLAHOMA CITY, 2016-Sep-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — The SONIC® Drive-In (NASDAQ: SONC) crew of the SONIC Drive-In on Highway 231 in Hazel Green took home the gold medal at this year’s annual DR PEPPER SONIC GAMES, a nine-month competition and training program recognizing the best SONIC Drive-In crews across the country. The Hazel Green team competed against eleven other finalist teams at the national finals during the recent 2016 SONIC Convention in Nashville, Tenn., where the gold-medal crew was celebrated by thousands of SONIC employees.

“The Hazel Green crew really delivered in this competition, exemplifying the dedication, professionalism and attitude we aim for at SONIC. This is the drive-in crew’s first time to the Final 12 stage of the competition, all under the leadership of one inspiring manager who has taken other drive-ins five times prior, so we are very pleased to award them the gold medal this year,” said Rachael Kelly-Marcus, senior director of learning and development for SONIC. “Every year the DR PEPPER SONIC GAMES competition raises the bar, with all Final 12 teams giving their best in accuracy, food quality, operational execution and terrific guest service. This winning crew went above and beyond, showing the judges remarkable mastery of their training and an impressive energy for the SONIC culture.”

For the past 23 years, SONIC Drive-In crews have competed in the DR PEPPER SONIC GAMES to test their expertise in areas including food and drink preparation and food delivery. This year’s competition spanned nine months and involved more than 20 thousand crew members from 2,950 SONIC Drive-Ins from around the nation.

“Our crew showed great dedication and worked extremely hard in the GAMES, and we are all proud to be the gold-medal winners this year,” said Hazel Green franchisee Robert Rubel. “The DR PEPPER SONIC GAMES offer an incredible opportunity to train and motivate our crew members, and we can’t wait to take this enthusiasm and momentum back to our drive-in to better serve our guests.”

“Dr Pepper® has been a proud sponsor of the DR PEPPER SONIC GAMES for more than 20 years. This winning crew worked extremely hard to get here, and their enthusiasm for the process makes this a rewarding partnership for us. We are honored to be a part of SONIC’s commitment to making every guest experience memorable,” said Blaine Wood, director of sales for Dr Pepper.

About SONIC, America’s Drive-In

SONIC, America’s Drive-In is the nation’s largest drive-in restaurant chain serving more than 3 million customers every day. Nearly 90 percent of SONIC’s 3,500 drive-in locations are owned and operated by local business men and women. Over more than 60 years, SONIC has delighted guests with signature menu items, more than 1.3 million drink combinations and friendly service by iconic Carhops. Since the 2009 launch of SONIC’s Limeades for Learning philanthropic campaign in partnership with DonorsChoose.org, SONIC has donated more than $6 million to public school teachers nationwide to fund essential learning materials and innovative teaching resources to inspire creativity and learning. In May 2016, SONIC significantly increased its financial commitment to Limeades for Learning, pledging $15 million to the cause through 2021. To learn more about Sonic Corp. (NASDAQ/NM: SONC), please visit sonicdrivein.com and please visit or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. To learn more about SONIC’s Limeades for Learning initiative, please visit Limeadesforlearning.com.

Contact:
Madison LaRoche
512-542-2842
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Source: SONIC Drive-In

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SONIC® Drive-In Crew in Louisiana wins gold medal at this year’s annual DR PEPPER SONIC GAMES

Pineville, La., SONIC team recognized as the best in the nation at SONIC’s annual Convention

PINEVILLE, LA, 2015-10-8 — /EPR Retail News/ — Crew members of the SONIC Drive-In at 3505 Monroe Highway in Pineville, La., took home the gold medal at this year’s annual DR PEPPER SONIC GAMES, an Olympic-style competition and training program recognizing the best SONIC Drive-In crews across the country. The Pineville team competed against eleven other finalist teams at the national finals during the recent 2015 SONIC Convention in Kansas City, Mo., where the crew members were celebrated by thousands of SONIC employees.

“The team from Pineville impressed us all with their energy, professionalism and dedication to the SONIC way of life,” said John Salama, vice president of training and education for SONIC. “The DR PEPPER SONIC GAMES has set the standard for operational execution, accuracy, food quality and exceptional guest service, and this crew showed exceptional mastery of their training.”

For the past 22 years, SONIC Drive-In crews have competed in the DR PEPPER SONIC GAMES to test their expertise in areas including food and drink preparation and food delivery. This year’s competition spanned nine months and involved approximately 91,000 crew members from 3,043 SONIC Drive-Ins located around the nation.

“The DR PEPPER SONIC GAMES offer an incredible opportunity to train and motivate our crew members, and seeing their enthusiasm for SONIC is infectious,” saidLance Moresi, managing partner for the Pineville SONIC. “This was our third consecutive appearance in the competition and our team showed the entire SONIC system what makes us the best drive-in crew in the nation. We are extremely proud!”

Dr Pepper® has sponsored the unique DR PEPPER SONIC GAMES since its inception. “We are honored to be a part of SONIC’s commitment to making every guest experience memorable. Seeing crew members succeed and enjoy their jobs makes this a rewarding partnership for both Dr Pepper and SONIC,” said Blaine Wood, director of sales for Dr Pepper.

About SONIC, America’s Drive-In
SONIC, America’s Drive-In, is the nation’s largest drive-in restaurant chain serving more than 3 million customers every day. Nearly 90 percent of SONIC’s 3,500 drive-in locations are owned and operated by local business men and women. Over the past 60 years, SONIC has delighted guests with signature menu items, more than 1.3 million drink combinations and friendly service by iconic Carhops. To learn more about Sonic Corp.(NASDAQ/NM: SONC), please visit sonicdrivein.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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For Sonic Corp.
Madison LaRoche, 512-542-2842
madison.laroche@cohnwolfe.com

Source: Sonic Corp.

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The winners of the 2015 DR PEPPER SONIC GAMES and the franchise group that operates the Pineville location, Kergan Brothers, Inc. Front row: Laurie Wilkerson; Doris Reiners, vice president of administration for Kergan Brothers, Inc.; Katie Wakefield, switchboard operator and individual Silver medal winner; Curtis Desselles, swamp; Krista Viola, Carhop and individual Bronze medal winner; Timothy Lair, dresser and individual Gold medal winner; Christopher Guyton, grill; Lori Moresi, marketing director for Kergan Brothers, Inc. Back row: Gary Wilkerson, president of Kergan Brothers, Inc.; Lance Moresi, team leader; Megan Wakefield, fountain; Ted Kergan, CEO of Kergan Brothers, Inc.; Ann Kergan; Janet Hebert, vice president of finance for Kergan Brothers, Inc. (Photo: Business Wire)

The winners of the 2015 DR PEPPER SONIC GAMES and the franchise group that operates the Pineville location, Kergan Brothers, Inc. Front row: Laurie Wilkerson; Doris Reiners, vice president of administration for Kergan Brothers, Inc.; Katie Wakefield, switchboard operator and individual Silver medal winner; Curtis Desselles, swamp; Krista Viola, Carhop and individual Bronze medal winner; Timothy Lair, dresser and individual Gold medal winner; Christopher Guyton, grill; Lori Moresi, marketing director for Kergan Brothers, Inc. Back row: Gary Wilkerson, president of Kergan Brothers, Inc.; Lance Moresi, team leader; Megan Wakefield, fountain; Ted Kergan, CEO of Kergan Brothers, Inc.; Ann Kergan; Janet Hebert, vice president of finance for Kergan Brothers, Inc. (Photo: Business Wire)