Vista officials are bracing for a crush of cars and a flood of fast-food fans when Sonic Drive-In opens its doors next month near a busy downtown intersection, the North County Times reported.
David Powroznik, president of Sonic franchisee D&M Investment Partners, told the paper this week that he expects people from throughout the region to drive to Vista to try one of the restaurant's signature burgers, a coney (chili cheese dog) or a side of Tater Tots. He said he plans to serve about 4,000 customers during the restaurant's grand opening on Nov. 2.
Powroznik and city staff have created a plan to limit street congestion at South Santa Fe Avenue and Main Street to keep city traffic flowing around the busy restaurant. Two off-street staging areas with entrances on North Indiana Avenue and Hanes Place, along with the Sonic parking lot, have the capacity to hold up to 150 cars waiting to place orders.
Vista's Sonic will be open from 5:30 a.m. to midnight Monday through Sunday.
Read more: North County Times.