Sonic, a national chain of drive-in restaurants, channels the 1950s with fast food - from breakfasts to burgers and fries to shakes and limeade - delivered by carhops on rollerskates. (Swiping your credit card to pay at the automated ordering console adds a thoroughly modern touch.) Prices are low, service is friendly, kids' meals include a drink and toy, locations stay open until at least midnight, and patio seating is available if you're trying to keep your car clean. In short, there's plenty for both kids and parents to love.
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