OKLAHOMA CITY – The Ava Sonic Drive-In crew at 10th and Jefferson is one step closer to qualifying for the National Finals of the 19th annual Dr. Pepper Sonic Games, the annual competition recognizing the best Sonic Drive-Ins in the country.
The Ava Sonic is one of 300 remaining drive-ins striving to become one of the final 12 teams to participate in the Dr. Pepper Sonic Games National Finals held in San Antonio this September.
“The top 300 crews are the best of the best within the Sonic system,” said John Salama, vice president of training for Sonic Drive-In. “We’re extremely proud of these crewmembers for their hard work and dedication to providing extraordinary customer service.”
Crews participating in the Dr. Pepper Sonic Games take on challenging team and individual competitions and quizzes. The Olympic-style competition spans nine months and tests crewmembers’ expertise in the areas of Carhop (food delivery), Fountain (drink preparation), Switchboard (service delivery), Dresser, Grill and Swamp (food preparation).
The Top 300 will be narrowed to 48 crews in July. Those 48 drive-ins then compete in competitive quizzing events and other qualifiers to determine the Final 12 crews who will receive all-expense-paid VIP trips to San Antonio for the National Finals Sept. 10-11. Days later, Sonic’s top executives will honor Final 12 crews and medal winners at the Sonic National Convention in front of more than 3,000 franchisees, managers and employees.