Finally, a Sonic Within Driving Distance



Finally, I can actually visit a Sonic rather than see the stupid commercials on TV and cry about only having a McDonalds, Taco Bell and Burger King.  This may not be huge news, but it’s huge news.  God, that makes no sense.  I’m a little excited over here.   I feel like going to 7-11 and weezing the juice.


It was a grand slam (HAHA, get it???) for Westland, MI last Friday as the long-closed former Denny’s Restaurant on Cowan and Wayne Road was demolished.

“We’re absolutely thrilled to see it demolished for new development,” said Lori Fodale, economic development director. “It was amazing to see all the people watching and taking pictures. The community is excited to see the building go.”

A new Sonic restaurant will replace the former Denny’s which had been closed for a number of years and had become an eyesore on a busy corner near Westland Shopping Center.

John Matar of Westland Sonic is developing the new restaurant and also will be involved in the operation. He expected the site to be cleared of debris by as early as Saturday. The new restaurant should be ready to open in 60 days, he said.

This will be the second Sonic to be opened by Matar — the first is in Southgate — and he has plans for future restaurants in Monroe and Livonia. Matar has the rights to open Sonic locations in Wayne County.

Sonic features car hops for drive-in service, outdoor patio seating and a drive-through window but has no indoor seating. The drive-in is under a canopy and year-round will be staffed by servers on roller skates.

“We’re looking forward to the grand opening. We visited the store in Southgate in a blizzard. They keep the parking lot clear,” said Fodale.