World Franchise Review 2018

WORLD FRANCHISE REVIEW Food Quick Service Sonic Drive-In Rich brand heritage and tradition of innovation make for a top-rated fast food franchise opportunity Country of Origin USA Target Markets Saudi Arabia - Middle East, United Arab Emirates - Middle East, Central America Brazil - South America For more details please contact: Traded on the US NASDAQ as SONC, SONIC® was founded as a root beer stand in 1953 in Shawnee, Oklahoma, as “Top Hat Drive-In.” It was the first drive-in to introduce an order speaker system allowing for “service at sonic speed.” Franchising began in 1959 under the SONIC Drive-In name. SONIC serves approximately 3 million customers every day. With its chain of 3580 drive-ins, SONIC is largest chain of drive-in restaurants in America. For 65 years, SONIC has delighted guests with signature menu items, 1.3 million drink combinations and friendly service by iconic Carhops. With a 94% franchised system, the franchisee voice is impactful. Our drive-in experience, together with an innovative menu and unique customer engagement methods - friendly, personalized Carhop service and digital menu housings - positions SONIC® as one of the most differentiated concepts in the quick-service restaurant (QSR) industry. At SONIC we maximize all five dayparts across our BLADE strategy — featuring a strong breakfast, lunch, afternoon, dinner and evening. We sell breakfast food, including breakfast burritos and Breakfast Toasters, and our lunch and dinner items include made-to-order hot and fresh burgers, hot dogs, corn dogs, tots and French fries. In addition, we have a thriving frozen treat and fountain drink business. Our drinks, shakes, slushes and ice cream business accounts for nearly 40 percent of our revenue. 33