Dec 7, 2010

Review: Sonic - Sonic Cheeseburger

The Sonic Cheeseburger is Sonics' (it would be strange otherwise) version of the standard fast food cheeseburger. While it doesn't look like it on the menu, I was surprised to find that the Sonic Cheeseburger is about the size of a Whopper and features American cheese, crinkle-cut pickles, chopped onions, shredded lettuce, and sliced tomatoes on a beef patty with your choice of mustard, mayo or ketchup. It's a bit cheaper than the Whopper at $3.29 (or $2.79 without cheese).

As far as fast food burgers go Sonic's version is fairly unremarkable and pretty average which is not to say it won't suit your burger cravings, it's just very middling.

It tastes a lot like a Whopper except grilled and you get your choice of mustard, mayo, or ketchup (or all of the above or any combination of the three) by default rather than having to request it. Plus there's cheese which is actually a little better than the standard fast food American with a bit of creaminess that melts properly.
Overall, I'd only get Sonic's Cheeseburger if I were at Sonic and was craving a burger. Otherwise, I would rather get a Footlong Coney (that I can't finish because it's a long ass hot dog and enough for two people) which besides tasting better, is a frontrunner among fast food chili dogs rather than just middle of the pack.

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Nutritional Info - Sonic Cheeseburger (265g)
Calories - 630 (from Fat - 280)
Fat - 31g (Saturated Fat - 12g)
Sodium - 1140mg
Carbs - 60g (Sugar - 15g)
Protein - 29g


  1. I think it just might be my local one (which is still about 30 minutes away...) but I've only been to another Sonic once a few years ago and I was sick then so I don't remember it well...

  2. Haha, they ask you which one you want instead of you having to ask them.

  3. Not gonna lie, the burger they gave you looks a lot different than the sonic burgers I'm used to getting. It just looks like they were lazy making it in your photo. It may be that since Sonic is more prevalent here (you can find multiple Sonics within quick driving distance), the company keeps a firmer leash on everything, who knows. But I do know that I did not recognize the burger in the photo from what I normally get, and it's typically a pretty tasty and addictive sandwhich.

    I will say that I also routinely just get the extra long cheese coney. For a small guy I must have a big stomache because I can easily down that and fries.

  4. how do you get *your choice* or any combination of 3 condiments by default (without having to request)? Are they empathic?

  5. I love sonic burgers they taste homemade to me.

  6. Sonic's burgers are the best fast food versions I have ever had. They taste very close to home made, except a lot moister. I believe you got this review wrong. This burger is MUCH better than a whopper. 

  7. I love that CheeseBurger, buy it everyday.

  8. Is it that Sonic's is inconsistent, or is it just the ones in California? To me Sonic's burgers are very average, not bad at all, but quite comparable to a whopper. Actually, I would say Burger King has done a better job with their burgers, from my experience. I would say other than maybe Carl's Jr. and In-n-Out, Burger King makes the best fast food burgers. I would put Sonic's about equal with Wendy's or Jack in the Box. Maybe I just need to try their burgers somewhere out of town or something though.

  9. there is a junior sonic cheeseburger that is only mustard , pickles and onions i believe, county fair style, it is so good!!! i think it even has 2 slices of cheese, could be the jr double cheese, its on the value menu, 1.49-ish

  10. they have a mustard one and a mayo one, you choose which one, i prefer their mustard ones


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