I scooped the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
The Sonic on Miller Park Way and Burnham had a soft Grand Opening this evening. Officially, they open at 6:00 AM on Tuesday, February 24th. (Sponsor's Name Here)'s Official Son Mitten, will begin his employ at Sonic on Wednesday. But as he and I were running errands this evening, I told him that I had a hankerin' for a Limeade. He mentioned that there was a special opening for the corporate and local bigwigs tonight, but not for the general public.
I suggested that we drive past, as I'd bet that they'd open early. Mitten (being the naive little pisher that he is) not only said "75% chance against it", but he also started to chicken out and said "I don't want to get in trouble if it looks like they aren't open yet". As soon as we got close, we could see the signage in all it's neon glory. Not only were they open to the public, but had a line about four cars long to pull into the parking lot at 9:00 PM. My point to him was that there would be no way that a hyped restaurant like this could be open for a handful of cars, and turn away every other car that tries to pull in.
Remember when Krispy Kreme opened on Hwy 100?
You can tell that they are planning on a whole lotta business, as they have devised a "staging" area for cars before you are allowed into the parking lot. You have to pull behind the strip mall just south of Rocky Rococo's and just north of the soon-to-be-opening Office Max and drive behind that strip mall. There, a parking attendant will hold you until there is either room in the drive through or at a stall (wave to Mitten if you see him on Wednesday. He will be a parking lot dude freezing his *** off. I tried to tell him that parking cars on the lawn for State Fair is a lot warmer. He insists on starting this new job anyway.)
I've only been to a few Sonics (Marshalltown, IA, Knoxville, TN, some Godforsaken part of LA between Baton Rouge and New Orleans and Albuquerque, NM) but this **slurppppp** Limeade is to die for. Mitten won't tell me all the ingredients, but I think one of them is crack.