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    For more than 50 years, SONIC Corp. has built a dominant position in the drive-in restaurant business. We did it by sticking to what made drive-ins so popular in the first place: made-to-order American classics, signature menu items, speedy service from friendly Carhops and heaping helpings of fun and personality.

    Sonic-Drive-InSONIC was founded by Troy Smith back in 1953 when he opend the Top Hat Drive-In, a hamburger and root beer stand in Shawnee,Okla. A few years later in 1959, the restaurant changed its name to SONIC. In those early years, SONIC's unique use of curbside speakers to allow customers to place food orders without ever leaving their cars, spawned the slogan "SONIC, Service with the Speed of Sound." In recent years, that slogan has been replaced with "SONIC, America's Drive-In."

    Sonic-HamburgerToday, more than 50 years and 3,500 drive-ins later, we have grown to become the largest chain of drive-in restaurants in America!

    As a business, we continue to thrive, maintaining strong real sales growth, industry-leading customer frequency and high returns for our stockholders. (SONIC is a publicly held company trading on the NASDAQ stock exchange under the stock symbol, SONC.)

    Sonic-FDCOC032With our GREAT food, QUICK service and FUN atmosphere, we enjoy the highest customer frequency rate in the quick-service restaurant industry with more than a million customers eating SONIC every day.

    Sonic-Chicken-on-Texas-ToastSONIC's award-winning menu offers a variety of unique menu items made after you order. Unique menu items include TOASTER® Sandwiches (made with thick Texas Toast), Extra-Long Chili Cheese Coneys, hand-battered Onion Rings, Tater Tots and a plethora of drink and dessert choices, such as Cherry Limeades or Premi-Yum!® Cream Pie Shakes. SONIC has more than 168,000 drink combinations, making it Your Ultimate Drink Stop!

    Sonic-TotsPersonal Carhop service is one of the many reasons customers enjoy visiting SONIC. Frequently seen spinning by on roller skates, smiling Carhops personally deliver orders right to the customers' car. What's more, Carhops check back to ensure a quality experience.

    CAREER OPPORTUNITIES FOR RESTAURAUNT MANAGERS

    At SONIC we foster these core values.
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    • Relationships as a way of life
    • Entrepreneurial spirit
    • Respect for the individual
    • Surprise and delight

    Are you looking for excitement and inspiration in your profession? Then apply to work at SONIC, where careers are a blast, like the SONIC experience itself. SONIC provides a stimulating work environment that nourishes the individual, and values the delivery of unique products, services and experiences. So consider applying to join our team and steer your career towards bigger and better destinations!Sonic-Shake

    GM PARTNER

    Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
    Carries out the restaurant plan in order to meet established operating standards, sales and profits. This is accomplished primarily through: hiring, training, and motivating restaurant employees; providing local store marketing; controlling costs; managing daily restaurant operations; and giving every customer outstanding service. Makes certain that the restaurant is consistently operated in agreement with the SONIC franchise license agreement, the SONIC Operations Manual, the drive-in's standard operations systems and the drive-in policies and procedures.

    Education and Training:
    High School education or equivalent required. Advanced studies in business, restaurant management, or related field preferred.

    Working Experience:
    A minimum of six months of general restaurant or retail operations management experience, commensurate SONIC experience, or two to three years of restaurant experience as an Assistant Manager required.

    Working Knowledge:
    Thorough knowledge and understanding of restaurant or retail operations. General knowledge of functional support areas, including Human Resources, Training, Marketing, Finance, Payroll and Point of Sale Systems.

    FIRST ASSISTANT/OPERATIONS MGR

    Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
    Takes a leadership role in following the restaurant plan to achieve established operating standards, sales and profits with minimal supervision. This is achieved primarily by providing help in the areas of: hiring; training managers and crew; day-to-day operations, related administration, marketing and maintenance of the restaurant in a manner that customer service is maximized. Helps to make certain that the restaurant is consistently operated in accordance with SONIC's franchise agreement and the drive-in's operations systems and policies and procedures. Assumes full responsibility for the drive-in in manager's or partner's absence and generally works during periods of time the partner or manager is not present.

    Education and Training:
    High School education or equivalent required. Advanced studies in business, restaurant management, or related field preferred.

    Working Experience:
    One to two years of assistant management in a restaurant or retail environment; or equivalent SONIC experience and STAR certification in all stations; or up to six months of general management experience in a restaurant or retail environment. A minimum of one to two years of restaurant operations experience preferred.

    Working Knowledge:
    General knowledge of restaurant or retail day-to-day operations. A familiarity with the functional support areas of human resources, training, marketing, finance, payroll and point-of-sale systems.

    ASSISTANT MANAGER

    Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
    Assists the drive-in management in implementing and monitoring the restaurant plan in order to meet established operating standards, sales and profits. This is accomplished primarily through: assisting in hiring, training and motivating crew-members; effectively implementing the local store marketing plans; working in a manner that helps to control costs; assisting in managing daily restaurant operations; and providing every customer with outstanding service. Works and manages in a manner that is consistent and in compliance with the SONIC franchise license agreement, the SONIC-Drive-in Operations Manual, the drive-in's standard operations systems and drive-in policies and procedures.

    Education and Training:
    High School education or equivalent preferred.

    Working Experience:
    Six months as assistant manager in retail or food service operations and/or equivalent SONIC experience and STAR certification in all stations is required. One to two years of restaurant experience preferred.

    Working Knowledge:
    General knowledge and understanding of restaurant or retail operations is required. General knowledge of functional support areas, including human resources, training and marketing is preferred.

    Are You Ready To Take A Look At A New CAREER With SONIC?

    If you meet the qualifications for one of our management positions and would like to be considered, then come meet us at one of our Restaurant Manager Open Houses or at a Restaurant Management Careers' Job Fair.

    Can't wait for one of these interview opportunities? Then click here to download a Management Application form (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader software - get it here), print and complete it, then bring it to your nearest Sonic Drive-In!

     

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