The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

2 February 2003

Lunchtime alert

I live only a few miles from the industrial compound that is the world headquarters of the Sonic drive-in chain, but it has never actually occurred to me to scale the walls and find out the true nature of their culinary secrets.

Kevin Parrott, by contrast, is a hell of a lot farther away — but for some reason, he was willing to do the dirty work. Regrets? He has a few.

(Muchas gracias: Marc at Quit That!)

Posted at 11:37 AM to Worth a Fork


It's hard to work up sympathy for someone ordering that meal. Those are for children whose tastebuds haven't completed forming. It's akin to asking for the fish special at a truck stop. The (real, honest-to-god) burgers are top-of-the-fast-food-heap.

Posted by: Scott Chaffin at 5:31 PM on 2 February 2003

I will vouch for Sonic's popcorn chicken; it's head and wings above the KFC product, which always seems to come out as deep-fried ball bearings.

Posted by: CGHill at 6:13 PM on 2 February 2003