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  1. food crimes
    Woman Pioneers Innovative New Dine-and-Dash StrategyWant to skip out on a check? Bring religion into it.
  2. the chain gang
    The Chains Are So Thirsty Right NowStarbucks, Taco Bell, and Sonic are set to make it the summer of gimmicky drinks.
  3. The Chain Gang
    Sonic Fires Worker Who Accidentally Served Bag of Weed“It could have been cocaine in that little baggie.”
  4. Open Carry
    Even the NRA Says Maybe Don’t Bring a Gun to a RestaurantThe organization says demonstrators have “crossed the line from enthusiasm to downright foolishness.”
  5. Chiefs V. Redskins
    Sonic Really Sorry for ‘Poor Taste’ of Chiefs vs. Redskins SignSonic is sorry, and accepts no responsibility for the Chiefs’ victory.
  6. Coming Soon
    New York City’s First Sonic Opens Soon in Staten IslandA fleet of carhops on roller skates awaits your orders.
  7. The Chain Gang
    Smashburger Opening in the Financial DistrictLook out for it early next year.
  8. The Chain Gang
    Sonic Headed to Staten Island After AllGet ready for the five boroughs’ first carhops.
  9. Openings
    Sonic Is Coming To UptownSonic Drive-In to come to Chicago.
  10. The Chain Gang
    Sonic Says Staten Island ‘Is Being Considered for Development’Super, Sonic.
  11. Grease Is The Word
    Nightmare Scenarios: 5-Year-Old Girl Falls Into Sonic Grease PitWe bet she’ll grow up to be a vegan.
  12. Video Feed
    This Singing Sonic Drive-Through Video Had Better Not Be a Viral AdBecause it would be far less charming if it were dreamed up by some ad agency!
  13. Neighborhood Watch
    Rocca Closes in the South End; Rod Dee Opens in Porter SquarePlus, there’s a Sonic coming to Medford and much more all in our weekly neighborhood round-up.
  14. Neighborhood Watch
    Annabelle’s Open in Hyde Park (Yes, Hyde Park!); Sonic Will Serve Shakes RoundPlus, Lolita’s is open for business in the Back Bay, and much more all in our neighborhood food news round-up.
  15. The Other Critics
    Two Perspectives on Percy Street; Chew Man Chu ‘Better Than You’dRounding up the region’s restaurant reviews
  16. Mediavore
    Manager Accused of Meth-Making at Sonic; Western Chefs Cook with CannabisWhile a Sonic employee is accused of using the restaurant to make drugs, chefs in Denver and Southern California are proud to put pot in their dishes.
  17. Burgers
    Burger Beat: Burger Maestro and Sonic Opening, Burger Party at RoyalBurgerMania 2009 soldiers on after a brief post-summer respite
  18. Openings
    Marlborough’s Sonic BoomThe town could get Massachusetts’ second Sonic Drive-Thru.
  19. RIP
    Carmine’s and Virgil’s Founding Chef Michael Ronis Dies at 60“He would sometimes hit five or six places a night, sampling everything on the menu that interested him.”
  20. Mediavore
    Rubio’s Rejects Buyout Offer; Former Execs Sue Ralph’sFormer Ralph’s execs are suing over being scapegoated while Rubio’s doesn’t accept an offered $80 million buyout.
  21. Mediavore
    Shrimp Season Set; Calorie Counts Could Go NationwidePlus: Sonic founder dies, and Europe’s eel population slips, all in our morning news roundup.
  22. Mediavore
    Health-Care Reform Includes Menu Labeling; L.I. Hooters Get SuedPlus: Sonic founder dies, and Europe’s eel population slips, all in our morning news roundup.
  23. Financial Woes
    Stockholders Lose Faith in Casual Dining and Fast-Food JointsEven though they’re performing better than expected.
  24. The Other Critics
    Sonic Struggles; Dawat ShinesPlus: Pazzo’s just okay, and Nourish isn’t good at all, all in our weekly restaurant review roundup.
  25. Mediavore
    Restaurateurs Vie for Pink Palace; Sonic Lines Miles LongPlus: 33 gets its license back, and no ice in Gloucester, all in our morning news roundup.
  26. Openings
    Peabody Sonic Will Open Next WeekMassachusetts gets its first Sonic on Wednesday.
  27. Lists
    McGriddle, Corn-Dog Nuggets Fail to Make Latest List of Best Fast FoodsWhat else deserves to be ranked in America’s top 25 fast foods?
  28. Other Cities
    Jersey Dirt: Road Rage at Sonic and a Massive Beer Garden in Jersey CityTwo Jersey destinations are drawing crowds. Plus: Are bars the new nightclubs? And slushies at Momofuku Noodle Bar.
  29. Mediavore
    Sonic Drives In to New York Area; Hare Krishnas Want You to Adopt a CowPlus: Iron City leaves Pittsburgh, and Francis Ford Coppola multitasks, all in our morning news roundup.
  30. Empire Building
    Sonic Comes to New YorkNew York State, anyway.
  31. NewsFeed
    Sonic Gets Closer to New York, But Blue Coconut Slush Eludes Us If you’ve been to one of Sonic Drive-In’s 3,400-odd burger joints (you know, the ones with the carhops — some of them on roller skates) and have suburban nostalgia for the chocolate shakes, cherry limeades, and belly-busting 44-ounce slushes, you’ll have to travel 100 miles before you hit the nearest location (in Pennsylvania). That will change by the end of the year, says president of Sonic Industries, Scott McLain: The chain has broken ground on its first New Jersey outpost in Waretown (about an hour and a half from the city), with more to follow. What’s more, Sonic is working to bring a location to the New York metropolitan area within two years, but the closest it will get to Manhattan is Westchester County. “I don’t really know if we’ll move into the city or not,” McLain says, but he’s open to it. It’s time to get those petitions going. Sonic [Official site]