Yesterday I was in a meeting that went a little long, and I needed to get lunch before another meeting at 1300. I decided to head to a Sonic just a little way from here and grab a frito chili pie.
When I got there, I saw their ads for the new, improved cheeseburger. Words like “Destined to become your new favorite”, and “All new cheeseburger perfection”.
I’ve written before (well, several times) about the state of Sonic cheeseburgers. They used to be sooooo good, and in the past couple years, they are so very bad. I typically only hit Sonic for breakfast (an excellent breakfast burrito), drinks, or a hot dog. But sitting there waiting to order, I saw the ad material referenced above, and decided that a chance needed to be given.
So I ordered a Super Sonic Cheeseburger with mayo and lettuce only (they use shredded lettuce, which is what I like). I have to say that the burger was much better than in the recent past. This burger still lacked any real crust or texture, but it had better (not a great deal better) flavor. So there was apparently more meat than sawdust (or whatever filler they’ve been using) on this burger.
So, Sonic. If your people read this, please up the game a couple times. First, have the cooks turn the darn grill up a few degrees, and get some crustification (is that a real word?) going on that beef. While you are at it, have the green eyeshade people pry a few more pennies per burger out and get some better flavor.
The bun, by the way, is OK. DO NOT go to the gummy disaster that is a Braum’s bun.
I will try another couple Sonic burgers to see if the the one I had was a fluke. But… the advertising is false. This was *not* cheeseburger perfection, and it will not become my favorite; there’s a long ways to go there.