Ten Sonic Drive-In from across the country will be
heading to the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas for a chance to earn the
title of “Best Sonic Drive-In in the Nation.”

After five months of competition, Sonic Drive-Ins from
Ducanville and El Paso, Texas, Walnut Ridge, Ark., Oswego, Kan.,
Waynesboro, Ga., Winnsboro, S.C., and for the first time ever in the Dr
Pepper Sonic Games, four drive-ins from the Phoenix area will be
competing in the National Championship of the 2001 Dr Pepper Sonic Games
Sept. 23-24. The Duncanville, Texas team will be defending its 2000
title as National Champions.

The winners, including best crew member at each station and the Top
Sonic Drive-In in the nation, will be announced Sept. 27 during Sonic’s
National Convention held in San Diego.

“These drive-ins show amazing teamwork and they’ve worked hard to
achieve fast, friendly service, that shows the positive experience we
want our customers to enjoy at Sonic,” said Ken Keymer, president and
COO of Sonic Corp. “It is exciting to know that one of these teams
will soon hold the title as the number one Sonic Drive-In in the

The 10 drive-ins were chosen from more than 1,800 locations that
competed nationally for the opportunity to advance to the national
competition. Six crew members plus a manager will compete for the right
to be number one at their individual stations and as a team.

“The Games, which began in March, are designed to motivate
employees and enhance their performance and customer service,” said
Keymer. “The Dr Pepper Sonic Games test crew members on service,
quality, accuracy and speed.”

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