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Facts about Sonic

Sonic's history can be traced to 1953 and

Sonic's history can be traced to 1953 and a small root beer stand called Top Hat in Shawnee, Okla. According to the company's website, in 1959, after successfully operating a handful of Top Hat locations, Troy Smith and partner Charles Pappe christened the existing locations Sonic, a good match for their slogan, "Service at the speed of sound." This is the Sonic Drive-In at 1380 Deer Park Ave., North Babylon. Photo Credit: James Carbone

As Sonic restaurant says it plans a massive expansion over the next decade, we take a look at some key figures, as well as the food and features that make this a unique fast-food chain.

There is already one Sonic on Long Island, on Deer Park Avenue in North Babylon. That location opened in 2011. Another Sonic was pitched for East Meadow, but it was turned down in 2012.

Now, a second location is expected to open in Nesconset.

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