Fans of tater tots, burgers and slushies available by drive-in will soon have reason to celebrate.
Sonic restaurant is renovating the former Chick-fil-A restaurant on the corner of Shallowford Road and Pearl Nix Parkway in Gainesville.
Sonic previously was located on Dawsonville Highway, in the same location the Chick-fil-A moved to last summer.
“We approached them,” said Drew Lewis with the Shopping Center Group. “They’d been in the market and had been in Gainesville before. With the success Chick-fil-A had there, they thought it’d be a good site. So we were able to work out a deal there.”
Lewis said Sonic hopes to open this summer, following some interior and exterior renovations to the building.
The restaurant was a good fit for the shopping center for a number of reasons, he said.
“We wanted somebody to utilize the building and location, and we wanted somebody to utilize that drive-through,” Lewis said. “Sonic met both of those, and it’s a good credit tennant. And they were willing to pay a good rate for the site.”