Come on, guys. While Sonic has cute girls on rollerskates and sodium-filled chili cheese dogs, backing up Route 1 for 1/4 of a mile’s a bit excessive. Especially given that Route 1 is a dangerous road and the Sonic is located right at the interchange of Route 1 and 128. How long will it be until someone gets in an accident waiting for their turn at awatery limeade? Eventually I’ll write an entry about the various businesses on Route 1, which is a bit of a time warp back to the 1950s roads with gaudy hotels and large wooden cactuses in front of steak houses (which still stand today). So, when you think about it, Sonic does fit right in with the rest of the schtick that makes up Route 1.
That being said, I will probably visit the Sonic in Peabody when time permits. Y’know, just to see what all the hubbub is about. I haven’t been to a Sonic since I was in Albuquerque three years ago. I hear they have Slush Puppies (but they’re not called that, naturally). Sonic isn’t great, but if I didn’t go at least once, I would be a hypocrite for bitching about their endless commercials here in the Northeast without a restaurant to eat at. “I’d go to one if we had one, but we don’t, so get the ads off of my TV!” Well, time to eat some crow with a side of mozzarella sticks and a cherry slush.