My wife turned me onto Sonic Drive-In a few years ago as she absolutely loves their drinks, especially their slushes. In particular, she’s a big fan of their Happy Hour where from 2-4 pm all drinks are 50% off. So it just made sense that I add the Sonic secret menu to my ever growing list. I think you’ll find the secret menu at Sonic to be socked full of fun new drinks, burgers, and treats. Hopefully you’ll find your favorite item from the secret menu below and order it the next time you pull your car in.
The Sonic Secret Menu:
Dr. Pepper Orgasm
A very strange name to a popular Sonic secret menu drink.
The Dr. Pepper Orgasm consists of Dr. Pepper (obviously), lemonade, and Powerade.
The color won’t be pretty but the taste will be divine.
Extreme Popcorn Chicken
This is the regular popcorn chicken with chili and cheese on it.
Apparently, according to a reader, if you dip it in some ranch sauce, heaven awaits.
Who doesn’t love the tots at Sonic Drive-In? Bueller. Bueller.
Take it up a notch and try the “Extreme Tots” from the secret menu and get tots topped with chili, cheese, jalapenos, onions, and some ranch dressing for good measure.
Anyone have any Pepto-Bismol?
See Also: Sonic Happy Hour Info & Best Values
As the name implies, Frito Pie is Frito chips topped with chili and melted cheddar cheese.
Makes for a tasty alternative to standard nachos I suppose. The salt and Fritos crunch make for a party in your mouth.
Note: Not all Sonic locations have Fritos on hand.
Grilled Ham & Cheese
If you ever get tired of a plain ol’ grilled cheese sandwich, try ordering it with yummy sliced ham added.
I make the “Grilled Ham & Cheese” at home all the time with sliced fresh tomatoes and now I can do it at my local Sonic too. Winning.
Thanks to employee Jasmine for this one.
It’s an order of large chili cheese tots with 5 chicken strips on top. Then add ranch, bacon, and some jalapenos if you’re feeling crazy.
This one is pretty simple as it’s just a regular burger but with Hickory Smoked BBQ sauce instead of your standard condiments.
If you’re a big fan of the Carl’s Jr. Western Bacon Cheeseburger, have Sonic throw on some onion rings as well.
I’m the dude who’ll eat just about anything if it’s fried.
So when I heard about deep-fried sliced pickles at Sonic I was intrigued.
Most Sonic enthusiasts call them “Pickle O’s”.
But if the Sonic employee gives you a blank stare when you order them, just tell them to deep fry some pickles in their yummy batter.
Most will happily oblige if the batter is still available for frying.
The Pink Flamingo is a drink that has become quite popular in recent years.
Order it and you’ll get a Sprite with the following added: pineapple, orange, and some cherry juice.
Sticking with the pink theme, order a Pink Lady and you’ll essentially get a Sprite with cherry juice and vanilla cream added.
This drink was on the regular menu at Sonic so many employees are still versed in how to make this tasty concoction.
Purple Sprite Attack
Order a “Purple Sprite” and get a Sprite with some Powerade, cranberry juice, and lemonade added.
It’s a highly refreshing drink on a hot summer day…trust me on that one as I order it all the time.
Some employees might not know it by name so you’ll want to order by ingredients.
Ring Leader Loaded Burger
Perhaps the Sonic secret menu item with the most flavor, this burger is loaded with yummy goodness.
Order the “Ring Leader” and you’ll get a burger topped with onion rings, grilled onions, and of course BACON.
Have the defibrillator at the ready.
The Sonic Sunrise is kind of like a Tequila Sunrise without the tequila.
It consists of a Cherry Limeade with some orange juice added which gives the drink a “Sunrise” effect.
Note: Also known as the Cherry Lime Mimosa.
Order this secret menu item and score a yummy smoothie made with strawberry, banana, and orange cream slush.
The Sunshine Smoothie use to be on the regular menu so many Sonic employees still know how to whip one up in a jiffy.
Vanilla Cream Dr. Pepper
This really yummy drink tastes like a Dr. Pepper float but with no ice cream added.
Ask the Reader: Have you ever been brave enough to order something from the Sonic secret menu? How did it go and more importantly, how did it taste?
By Kyle James
Photo credit to Michael Coté.