Sonic adds a new big, hearty bacon stack to its permanent menu

New Cheesy Bacon SONIC Stack
New Cheesy Bacon SONIC Stack / Sonic

Forget the salads and lighter food, Sonic is going all in with a big, hearty bacon stack. The Cheesy Bacon Sonic Stack joins the permanent menu ahead of all the summer fun. But, which beverage lightens up that flavor bomb?

As America’s Drive-In, Sonic appreciates that its guests want food innovation in the quick restaurant space. While the Slushies and Shakes offer a sip of sweetness, other guests are hungry for a big, bold, burger. Instead of lighting up the grill, they would rather drive to their local restaurant.

Just in time for summer, the Sonic permanent menu gets a new option, the Cheesy Bacon Sonic Stack. As Mackenzie Gibson, Vice president of Culinary & Menu Innovation at Sonic explained, “for guests who are looking for something heartier to fuel their summer adventures, the Cheesy Bacon Sonic Stack is a craveable, unique addition to our cheeseburger selection that’s packed with flavor.”

According to Sonic, the new savory menu item features an all-beef, seasoned patty sandwiched between two pieces of Texas Toast. While other brands might debate the preferences over a brioche bun, potato roll, or even just a sesame seed bun, the Texas Toast makes this burger more craveable. From the slight crunch to the bolder flavor, it is a smart choice for Sonic.

Additionally, the burger includes bacon, American cheese, pickles, onion, ketchup, and mayo. It is an all-American type burger. Paired with some tots and this meal might be better than lighting up the grill.

Sonic Orange Cloudsicle Slush Float
Sonic adds Orange Cloudsicle Slush Float for summer / Sonic

What new Sonic beverage pairs perfectly with the Cheesy Bacon Sonic Stack?

Since summer is all about vibrant, flavorful fun, the newest Sonic beverage to hit the menu captures that concept. The new Orange Cloudsicle Slush Float blends a sip of nostalgia with a hint of whimsy. While the sweetness is clear, that touch of tartness has people sipping the day away.

Many people cannot resist a Sonic Slush. It is unique to the QSR brand and makes many people go out of their way to get that beverage as an afternoon treat.

Whether or not orange is truly a flavor trend for the summer remains to be seen, but this idea seems to have an audience. From the person who remembers getting that creamsicle from the ice cream truck or the person who wants a sweeter citrus option, the newest Slush flavor is destined to be a hit.

Plus, the new beverage pairs well with the new Cheesy Bacon Sonic Stack. It is tart enough to cut through the rich flavors and sweet enough to stand out on its own. Just remember to order a large size to have enough sips to enjoy after that burger is finished.

The new Orange Cloudsicle Slush Float and Cheesy Bacon Sonic Stack are available starting May 6. The summer Slush Float flavor will be available through June 30, but the Stack is a permanent menu item. Check with local restaurants for availability and pricing.