Sonic Drive-In SWOT Analysis, USP & Competitors

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SWOT Analysis of Sonic Drive-In with USP, Competition, STP (Segmentation, Targeting, Positioning) - Marketing Analysis

Sonic Drive-In

Parent Company

Sonic Drive-In


Fast Food Eating Joints


Food and Beverages

Tagline/ Slogan

America’s Drive-In


Drive-in fast food restaurant with speedy service from friendly carhops and wide range of menu items



People who need to have quick fast food on the go

Target Group

Middle class kids, youth, especially people or families on the move


A fast service, drive-in restaurant with friendly carhops (occasionally on roller skates), basically a fun place

SWOT Analysis


1.An experience of around 60 years
2.Nationwide presence in U.S. with around 3600 locations
3. Popular for its quick service and fun culture
4. Friendly carhops, sometimes serving on roller skates

5.A wide range of menu items to choose from

6.Strong brand recall

7.Customer loyalty

8.Strong supply chain network

9.Effective advertising through popular television commercials


1.Large area required to start new restaurants
2.Presence only in U.S. and no global presence


1.Expansion in other western countries and Europe
2.Increase the menu items to attract more customers

3.Acquisition to increase market share


1.Competition from other brands which have far better reach
2.Low entry barriers
3.Fluctuations in cost of raw materials

4.People are looking for healthier food options



2.Wendys Company
3.Burger King

The table above concludes the Sonic Drive-In SWOT analysis along with its marketing and brand parameters.


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