Sonic Corp. announced that Douglas Benham was named to its board of directors. His election was announced following Sonic’s quarterly board of directors meeting.

Benham is the president and CEO of DNB Advisors LLC, a restaurant consulting firm based in Atlanta. Prior to operating his consulting firm, Benham was president and CEO of Arby’s.

“Doug brings both relevant multi-unit retail experience and management skills to the board,” says Cliff Hudson, chairman and CEO of Sonic Corp. “His understanding of franchising and company-store operations, as well as his business savvy and background in finance, will add tremendous value to Sonic and subsequently, to our stockholders.”

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