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Sonic goes systemwide with blended burgers

Sonic Drive-In is rolling out its blended burger line systemwide, enabling the quick-service chain to offer a 350-calorie cheeseburger with a health and sustainability halo for $1.99.

The Signature Slinger burgers are a blend of beef and diced mushrooms. Sonic says the combination provides a juiciness and amped-up beef flavor. The product “makes you feel like you’re getting away with something,” said Scott Uehlein, VP of product innovation and development for the 3,500-unit drive-in chain.

Sonic claims to be the first national quick-service chain to offer a blended burger systemwide. The rollout is scheduled for completion by March 5.

The chain will promote the new sandwich by suggesting customers enjoy two Signature Slingers at a time. The sandwich consists of a blended patty topped with melted American cheese, lettuce, tomato, diced onion, a crinkle-cut pickle chip and mayonnaise, all served on a brioche-style bun.

The products have been in test since about last June

A second version adds bacon to the burger.

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