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SONIC Drive-In opens Danbury location July 21

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July 18, 2022


Leeanne Griffin  | July 18, 2022Updated: July 18, 2022 4:40 p.m.

The newest SONIC Drive-In location in Connecticut will open July 21 in Danbury, directly across from Western Connecticut State University at 172 White Street.
In celebration of the opening, each guest will receive a free corn dog that day, while supplies last. 

SONIC, which has other Connecticut locations in Bristol, Manchester, Milford, New Britain, New Milford and Wallingford, has an expansive menu of burgers, sandwiches, chicken, hot dogs, snacks and ice cream. The beverage menu also offers a wide variety of flavored soft drinks, slushes, lemonades and limeades, tea and coffee options.

SONIC has been wooed by the city for a decade. When a potential deal fell through on Newtown Road in 2012, then-mayor Mark Boughton said he and residents were "very disappointed."

“This is a franchise the city has been looking to attract and it’s at a great location,”  P.J. Prunty, executive director of the Greater Danbury Chamber of Commerce, told Hearst Connecticut in April. 

“It is a prime spot across from Western Connecticut State University on a heavily trafficked White Street.”

“We’re so excited to open this new SONIC location as we introduce our signature menu and fast and friendly service to the Danbury community,” said franchise partner Mir Sabbir Ahmed in a statement. Ahmed also owns and operates the Milford location.

The restaurant will be open daily from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. and offers drive-through service and walk-up counter service with dining and patio seating. Online and mobile ordering are available through the SONIC App, and select third-party partners provide delivery.

SONIC Drive-In opens Danbury location July 21