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SONIC Drive-In selects top five skating carhops for Skate-Off competition

Carhops from Knoxville, Tenn., Pineville, La., and Summertown, Tenn. compete for SONIC’s 2019 Championship Title

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – With incredible Carhop skills, smooth skating flair and trays filled with SONIC’s signature menu items, skating Carhops at SONIC® Drive-Ins across the country create a unique dining experience for guests. SONIC announces the top five most talented skating Carhops across its more than 3,600 drive-ins nationwide as finalists in the 2019 SONIC Skate-Off competition delivered by Dr Pepper held in Oklahoma City on August 6.

The top five Skate-Off finalists include:

• Sarah Joyce from SONIC Drive-In of Knoxville, Tenn. (view video)
• James Frame-Moffet from SONIC Drive-In of Knoxville, Tenn. (view video)
• Ryan Pierce from SONIC Drive-In of Pineville, La.
• Katelyn Witty from SONIC Drive-In of Summertown, Tenn.
• Allison Parker Briggs from SONIC Drive-In of Summertown, Tenn.

“Whether our skating crew members are balancing a tray full of SONIC favorites or exciting guests with stunts, it is their passion toward serving SONIC guests that adds to our unique work culture,” said Kevin Knutson, senior director of operations services at SONIC Drive-In. “For eight years we have recognized our top skating Carhops through the Skate-Off competition.”

“We look forward to seeing some of the most gifted Carhops come together at SONIC once a year to give this competition their all,” said Blaine Wood, director of sales for Dr Pepper. “As partners of the Skate-Off competition, it is a rewarding reminder to see how special the SONIC and Dr Pepper cultures are and to celebrate those who go above and beyond for their guests.”

With a championship title on the line, as well as a free pair of custom RC Sports skates and Dr Pepper skates, the opportunity to train with professional skaters and win cash prizes, the skaters will tackle an intense 12-part obstacle course and fun freestyle performance in front of judges and spectators on August 6. The gold, silver and bronze medalists will be announced during the 2019 SONIC National Convention held in Austin, Texas this September.

Sonic, founded in 1953, is the largest drive-in restaurant brand in the United States with more than 3,600 restaurants. Sonic is part of the Inspire Brands family of restaurants. For more information, visit and

Published July 7, 2019 USA, LLC

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