Oklahoma City, Okla. – Stevie Jones of Dothan isn’t letting the opportunity of a lifetime skate by. SONIC Drive-In announced he is one of seven finalists in the 2012 SONIC Skate-Off, a national competition presented by Dr Pepper and RC Sports that crowns the top SONIC skating Carhop in the country.
As a finalist, Jones has earned an all-expense-paid trip to SONIC World Headquarters in Oklahoma City to compete in the finals competition Friday, Aug. 17. Jones will show off his skating and Carhopping skills in front of a panel of judges and SONIC corporate employees for a chance to win the gold, silver or bronze medal, cash prizes and ultimate bragging rights as the best skating Carhop in America. In addition, each Finalist receives a pair of skates valued at $1,000 and an all-expense-paid to trip to perform at SONIC’s National Convention in September, where the winner of the competition will be announced.
“The SONIC Skate-Off shines a much-deserved spotlight on one of SONIC’s most beloved brand treasures, the skating Carhop” said John Salama, vice president of training for SONIC. “These seven finalists combine the best in skating and Carhopping skills while exemplifying the fast, fun and friendly service our customers love.”
Jones was selected from more than 300 hundred video entries submitted by SONIC skating Carhops across the country. Among the criteria used by judges to determine the finalists were personality, Carhopping and guest service skills, and skating flare. Click here to view a video recap of last year’s Finals competition.
About SONIC Drive-In
SONIC®, America’s Drive-In® (NASDAQ/NM: SONC) started as a hamburger and root beer stand in 1953 in Shawnee, Okla., called Top Hat Drive-In, and then changed its name to SONIC in 1959. The first drive-in to adopt the SONIC name is still serving customers in Stillwater, Okla. As the nation’s largest chain of drive-in restaurants, SONIC has more than 3,500 drive-ins in 43 states coast to coast. Approximately 3 million customers eat at SONIC every day; and with more drink combinations than any other quick-service restaurant –398,929 – SONIC is Your Ultimate Drink Stop®. For more information about Sonic Corp. and its subsidiaries, visit SONIC at SonicDriveIn.com. Through Limeades for Learning®, SONIC and its franchise partners have donated more than $2 million to public school classrooms in local communities across the country.