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Save your appetite: SONIC to open South Hill drive in April 27

Post by News Tribune Staff on March 27, 2009 at 3:25 pm with No Comments »
March 27, 2009 3:25 pm

When SONIC, America’s Drive In, opens its first restaurant in a new market, the backups just to get into the parking lot extend well over an hour.

So those of you who travel Meridian Avenue south of Puyallup at 136th Street East might want to circle April 27 on your calenders.

SONIC will open at 10 a.m. for Day 1 of SONIC in the Puget Sound region, Operations Manager Jake Nelson said today.

Apparently, folks around here don’t just want to eat there.

“We have about 250 interviews scheduled already and have received close to 600 applications to date,” Nelson told me in an e-mail. “We are looking to hire about 120 people and will continue interviewing thru April 19th if needed.”

The skating, cooking and service training starts April 20. SONIC’s corporate headquarters in Oklahoma City sends in 20 “A-Team” trainers from around the country.

“Due to the volume of employees that we intend to hire, we will have up to three sessions to ensure that we get everybody through,” Nelson said.

Raise your hand if you plan to get in line for a SuperSONIC cheeseburger and cherry limeade April 27.

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