Whitehall Sonic Drive-In permanently closes; several other central Ohio locations to get new management

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A permanently closed sign has been posted at the Whitehall Sonic located at 3661 East Main Street with another sign on the marquee reading "WE ARE CLOSED!"

According to a Sonic America’s Drive-In spokesperson, eight Sonic Drive-Ins in Columbus will be under new ownership and management effective Monday, Feb. 25. An affiliate of Sonic SRI Operating Company is in the process of purchasing these drive-ins.

Sonic issued this statement:

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“ We recognize that changes like this can be difficult for employees to understand, but are pleased that most current employees will have the opportunity to continue working at the drive-in. Under new management, guests and the community can look forward to improved service and the famous food, beverages and treats for which Sonic is known.”

The spokesperson said Sonic employees working for the local drive-in will have the opportunity to continue to work at the drive-in under the new ownership.

The locations poised for new management are expected to re-open Monday, Feb. 25.