Monday, September 14, 2009

Sonic Project

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Should you , if you were wealthy enough, Open a sonic franchise?

17 comments:

Olivia said...

If I had enough money, I would open up a Sonic restaurant. There are three statistics that prove that this is a good idea. One is that 54,000 people showed up at the Peabody Sonic in only the first 10 days. This means Sonic is very popular. Next, are not many Sonics in the New England area, and in fact, only one in Massachusetts. The closest one, besides Peabody, is 150 miles away from Boston in Kingston, RI. This means many people who love Sonic, and don't want to drive up to Boston or down to Kingston can get it. Lastly,thousands of people like Sonic, and are willing to wait two hours in line and pay expensive prices. No fast food restaurant on Route 1 in Peabody has ever had so many people. Using these statistics, you can see that it is a good idea to open up a Sonic in Southern MA.

Kara said...

If I had enough money, and I wanted to, I would open up a Sonic franchise. First of all, they already have 3,500 restaurants in 41 states. This means that if they can keep those open, they are reasonably popular and profitable. Second of all, the first Sonic opened in 1953. If they've been around this long, surely they are doing something right. The last reason why opening a Sonic would be a good idea is that the one in Massachusetts the newly opened is unique, at this point, and very popular (54,000 people in the first 10 days), and people would most likely be happy to have another New England location, so they would not have to wait in line quite so much. Therefore, I would, if I had the money and desire to, open up a Sonic franchise.

Jordan said...

If i had the money to open a Sonic, I porbably would. The article said that anually, Sonic makes over $1.1 Million. Next, Sonic spends about $130 Million in national advertising, so obviously, Sonic is making enough money to support this massive advertising cost. Also we always see the adds but we were never able to go to one, so if people see the adds all the time they might decide to go to one. Lastly, the article says that about 54,000 customers showed up on the first ten days. This number will decrease, but if that many people tried the restaurant, that means a bunch of people will come back. If i had the money I would open a Sonic.

Connor said...

If I had enough money, I would certainly open a Sonic here in Norton. When the first Sonic in Massachusetts opened, 54,000 people came to eat within the first 10 days. Also, the chain operates 3,500 stores in 41 states. If there are that many stores, they must be making good money to open new ones. One more factor that would help me in deciding whether I wanted to open a Sonic is that its stores average $1.1 million dollars annually. If I could open a Sonic here in Norton, I definitely would!

Nick said...

If I had enough money, I would definitely open up a Sonic. As the article said, there are 3500 Sonics in 41 states. With so many now, I believe it will keep expanding because they have been so popular. Sonic also averages $1.1 million annually. I think they are making plenty of money to support new Sonics that may open. Last year, Sonic spent around $130 million on advertising. Apparently, this money was well spent, because it has probably benefited towards Sonic’s success. With so much advertising and popularity amongst 41 states so far, I think new Sonics that open up would be very successful.

Anthony said...

If I had the money to open a Sonic Restaurant near here, I would absolutely do it. One statistic that supports my reasoning is that according to the Sonic in Peabody's quota, about 54,000 people came within the first 10 days. If this trend continued, that would mean approximately 1,971,000 people would enter within the first year, which is a very good number. Another statistic that makes me want to open a Sonic is that according to Captain Joe Berardino, Route 1 is usually busy, but since the opening of Sonic, the number of customers and gawkers increased. With so many people stopping to marvel at the Sonic, many will spread the word to their family and friends, creating a word of mouth epidemic. (I got this idea from The Tipping Point) As a result, many more people will know about the awesomeness of Sonic and spread the word, creating thousands of more customers. Also, "on this stretch of Route 1, though already saturated with fast-food joints, few restaurants - not even Hooters - have been welcomed with this kind of attention." Therefore, Sonic has the potential to fulfill the enjoyment of customers, expand and create more Sonics, and stay in business, which is a big plus. This ties in with reason 3 of whether or not to open a Sonic in Southeastern Mass. Sonic opened in the 50s, meaning it has been popular for over half a century. Moreover, it has expanded its business to 41 states and has over 3500 drive-ins. To have this immense success, Sonic must be doing everything right. They know how to maintain a major food chain, and could bring monstrous triumph. Massachusetts has been waiting for this, and opening a Sonic would be very rewarding, especially if people are willing to drive 40 miles and wait 4 hours just to get a table. You'd be a fool not to open a Sonic, due to the overwhelming amount of positive statistics and rewards.

Matthew said...

Yes, I would open a Sonic restaurant, if I would have the wealth, much like most of our class would. There are three statistics that prove that my Sonic would be a profitable decision. The first stat is that over 54,000 people have already visited the Sonic in Peabody in just the first ten days! This proves that Sonic would be a popular chain in Massachusetts, where I would open my Sonic since it's my home state. The second stat is that Sonic, as a franchise, has at least one of their restaurants in 41 of the 50 US states. This proves that Sonic is a popular chain nationally, as well, so other northern New Englanders that don't have a Sonic in their home state might travel down to visit my Sonic. The third stat is that Sonic, on average, earns more than $1.1 mill annualy on sales. This also proves that Sonic has consistently been profitable, and is also a good reason to open a Sonic restaurant for its profit. In conclusion for these three major stats, I would open up a new reataurant part of the Sonic franchise.

Jennifer said...

If i had enough money to open a Sonic nearby, I would do so. This can be proven by several statistics in the article. One statistic is that before opening in Peabody, MA the nearsest Sonic was 150 miles away in Kingston, NY. The only Sonic in New England is the new one in Peabody, which had people driving from all over New England for the opening. According to this statistic another Sonic in New England would be greatly appreciated. Next, there are 3,500 Sonics in 41 states. This statistic shows that Sonics are not only doing well now, but still have room for improvement. Also, they must be making a lot of money or the wouldn't be able to maintain the Sonics they have and open the one in Peabody. Lastly, 54,000 customers showed up in the first 10 days, showing that a lot of people like Sonic. If I were to open one, the turnout of people would probably be alike to that of Peabody's. These statistics show that if I opened a Sonic near Norton it would probably be very profitable and worthwhile.

Kayla said...

If money was not an issue then opening a Sonic would be a great idea, especially anther one in Massachusetts so my family can eat there too. When the Sonic's restaurants first opened there were estimated to be 54,000 people in the first ten days. The Sonic owners opened Sonic in 1953 and made $1.1 million dollars annually. that is a lot of money. Sonic also does advertising commercials. The Sonic company spent $130 million dollars on commercials. They would not have spent that much money on those commercials if they did not think that Sonic would be a big hit. They were right. People wait for hours to get their chilly dogs and their drinks. That obviously shows that having a sonic is a money making idea. I think if there were Sonics closer to where I live I would have gone to one because I had seen the national commercials before. If I got to Boston I am going to try to go to a Sonic and if I want to go who's to say others wouldn't want to go to a Sonic if I opened one up. So yes I would open a Sonic if I had the money.

Hannah said...

If i had enough money to open up a sonic, i definitely would go for it. Sonic has been around since 1953. To stay open for all these years that must mean that they are getting enough customers. There were 54,000 people who showed up to that one sonic in 10 days, which shows that sonic is very popular and that many people like there food which means i would get a lot of buisness if i opened up my own. Sonic currently has 3,500 drive - ins spread about in 41 states. This shows that sonic is a growing resturant chain and will grab a lot of business in just about in all its locations. So in the end, if i had the money to opnen up my own sonic, i would.

Shantelle said...

According to the statistics that I have found in the article, I would indeed open a franchise for Sonic. The article stated that about 54,000 people showed up in the first ten days of the restaurants opining. If that many customers attended that particular restaurant, then why should they stop there? A man by the name of Johnny Lundstrom, traveled about forty miles from Epping N.H, just to go to Sonic. If a man would travel great distance to go to sonic, why shouldn’t we want to open a few more restaurants? Also in the article, it read that 10 pm was the busiest time. If Sonic was busy at that time, just tink of how busy they are during the day.

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Even if I had the money to do so, I would not open a sonic franchise. Although you might make a lot of money, I don’t think it would be worth it to spend all the money on advertising. Sonic spend $130,000,000 on advertising alone! I think that is way too much money. Also, Sonic is very busy and I think owning one would be very stressful. 10:00 PM one night last week was Sonics busiest time. On the first day that Sonic was open, there were 54,000 customers throughout the day. Sonic takes in $1.1 million each year. That money has to pay the employees, pay for the food, and many other accommodations. You wouldn’t have a lot of in-pocket money left at the end. I don’t think it would be worth it to open up a Sonic store.

Molli B said...

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If i had enough money i would open a sonic restaurant in Massachusetts. There are many statistics that show this is a good idea. First, Sonic commercials are seen on television all the time, however there is only one location is Massachusetts. Because it is advertised in New England, Sonic would take in many customers who want to check it out. Sonic roughly makes $1 million annually. Also, with 54,000 customers showing up in the first 10 days of the Peabody opening, equal or more people are likely to show up to another Massachusetts location. Many people work late, so with the drive-through open 6 a.m- 2a.m it gives everyone the ability to get a late night snack. I believe it would be benefitial to open one or multiple Sonic locations in MA.

Ashley Cyr said...

If I could open a sonic franchise I would. It says that over 54,000 people eat there in 10 days alone. And they make 1.1 million dollars annually. Besides having to pay at least 130 million for advertising it seems that it'd be a big hit around here because its something new and the foods good.
-Ashley Cyr

Kaylee said...

If I had the money to, I would open up a Sonic restaurant. First, its stores' sales average is more than $1.1 million annually. Second, according to the article, about 54,000 customers showed up in the first ten days. Third, there are 3,500 Sonic restaurants in fourty one states. That proves that the Sonic chain is successful and that they can successfully expand.

-Kaylee Reeves

Colleen S. said...

If I had enough money I would open up a Sonic franchise. Within the first ten days 54,000 people showed up. Many people in Massachusetts wonder why there isn't a sonic around here. It gets advertised on TV a lot but most people can't say that they have actually been to one. The closest one around here is Peabody and besides that there is one in Kingston, New York which is about 150 miles away. I feel that if other locations were opened in Massachusetts the same amount of people if not more would show up. When the first store opened in 1953, it said it had the highest customer-frequency rate in the industry and its sales average is $1.1 million dollars anually. If I could open a Sonic in norton and it would make everyone happy I definetley would.

George Gillis said...

If i had the money for a Sonic i would choose not to open one up because it costs alot of money. Just to get it started you need at least $600,000 to $3,000,000. Seocndly because the avg. money made per yr is only $1,000,000 and that is before you pay your clientel and for all the food. the final reason i wouldnt is because you need the perfect location where the population is high and at the same time alot of people must like fast food and obviously Sonic wouldnt be the only fast food resteraunt in the area there is a high level of competition.

-George Gillis