Press Release

Love's Travel Stops expands presence in Kansas

Holcomb location is Love's Travel Stops' third SONIC Drive-In

OKLAHOMA CITY, January 28, 2016 – Love’s Travel Stops opened its fifth travel stop in the state of Kansas today, giving professional drivers a new place to rest and access driver services. The new Love’s is located at the intersection of U.S. Highway 400/50 and North Big Lowe Road.

"Love’s has an ongoing commitment to expand in areas where professional drivers need more safe places to park," said Greg Love, co-CEO of Love’s. "Holcomb is ideal because it fits in well with our existing locations in Kansas. We’re happy to be able to provide services to more professional drivers along Highway 400/50, as well as residents in Holcomb."

Customers can enjoy gourmet coffee, an expanded fountain drink selection, fresh fruit, gift items and other items for professional drivers. The travel stop features two showers, 36 truck-parking spaces, RFID cardless fueling and CAT scales. Drivers can choose between Subway and SONIC restaurants. Holcomb marks the opening of Love’s third SONIC Drive-In.
 
The new SONIC Drive-In is the latest in a line of new drive-in formats that allows professional drivers to experience SONIC seated at a table. SONIC offers flexible formats from the traditional drive-in model with up to 29 dining stalls and a drive-thru to customizable indoor spaces, allowing guests to pick up meals in their vehicles or dine in.  

"We are pleased to partner with Love’s to bring the SONIC experience to their new travel stop in Holcomb. As one of the highest quality travel stops you will find on the road, Love’s is the perfect partner to help us establish our newest drive-in in Kansas, joining 133 SONICs serving Kansans their favorite SONIC items," said John Budd, chief development and strategy officer for SONIC. 

About Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores
Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores is headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Founded in 1964, Love’s has more than 360 locations in 40 states. Love’s provides professional truck drivers and motorists with 24-hour access to clean and safe places to purchase gasoline, diesel fuel, travel items, electronics, snacks and more, as well as a selection of restaurant offerings. On-site Love’s Truck Tire Care centers offer roadside assistance, tire care and light mechanical services for professional truck drivers. Showers, CAT scales and other services for professional truck drivers are also available. Love’s, which remains family-owned and operated, employs more than 12,000 people and is currently ranked No. 14 on Forbes Magazine’s annual listing of America’s Largest Private Companies. To learn more, visit www.loves.com

About SONIC, America’s Drive-In
SONIC, America’s Drive-In is the nation's largest drive-in restaurant chain serving more than 3 million customers every day. Nearly 90 percent of SONIC’s 3,500 drive-in locations are owned and operated by local business men and women. Over more than 60 years, SONIC has delighted guests with signature menu items, more than 1.3 million drink combinations and friendly service by iconic Carhops. Since the 2009 launch of SONIC’s Limeades for Learning philanthropic campaign in partnership with DonorsChoose.org, SONIC has donated more than $5 million to public school teachers nationwide to fund essential learning materials and innovative teaching resources to inspire creativity and learning in today's youth. To learn more about Sonic Corp. (NASDAQ/NM: SONC), please visit sonicdrivein.com and please visit or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. To learn more about SONIC’s Limeades for Learning initiative, please visit Limeadesforlearning.com.