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Sonic brings back the fan favorite item as a cheap holiday treat


Fast food party traditions usually have a clear connection to the season, from Starbucks holiday drinks to elaborately crafted Krispy Kreme donuts. But Sonic Drive-In has a fan-favorite holiday lore that has nothing to do with Santa and can just keep you warm in the cold months. The chain is bringing back the Fritos Chili Cheese Wraps just in time for the 2021 vacation.

The Fritos Chili Cheese Wraps are self-explanatory. These are flour tortillas filled with crunchy Fritos chips, chili, and melted cheddar cheese. They are available in a smaller Jr. size and a larger Regular size. The regular size includes larger portions of what you can get in the Jr. version. Fritos Chili cheese wraps are now available nationwide for a limited time. Full size has a suggested price of $ 2.99, although it may be different depending on location, reports The fast food station.

Back in November 2018, Sonic first announced their partnership with the brand PepsiCo Frito Lay Fritos. At that time, the wraps were joined by two other Fritos concoctions. The first was the Fritos Chili Pie, a serving of chili and Fritos, topped with melted cheese. There was also the Fritos Chili Cheese Jr. Burger, which had the Fritos, chili, and cheese all added to a burger. The Fritos Chili Pie was also added to the menus at some Sonic locations in December 22020, Chew Boom reported at the time.

Sonic is a drive-in restaurant owned by Inspire Brands, the same parent company that owns Arby’s and Buffalo Wild Wings. There are over 3,550 Sonic restaurants in 46 of the 50 US states. Last month, Inspire announced the launch of its first Ghost Kitchen in Atlanta, reports Diving in the restaurant. The location allows customers to order Sonic, Jimmy John’s, Arby’s, Buffalo Wild Wings, Rusty Taco, and Dunkin ‘menus using apps or third-party delivery partners to pick up at one location. The concept is called Alliance Kitchen.

Stephanie Sentell, senior vice president of foodservice operations and innovation at Inspire, said CNBC the project helped the company find new ways to work more efficiently. “We have a lot of experience and resources within Inspire and we looked at how we could operate this facility by improving workforce efficiency – unleashing many innovations throughout this process.” , she said. “We’ve implemented a model where the whole kitchen comes together – we basically have a shared workflow work process, which contributes a lot to this work efficiency. ”

Alliance Kitchen has workstations for each of Inspire’s brands. There’s also a lounge for drivers working for third-party applications who wait while food for customers is prepared. They also have access to free Wi-Fi and free Dunkin ‘coffee while waiting. Inspire isn’t the only brand to do so either, as digital orders continue to rise. Wendy made a deal with Reef kitchens, while Chipotle opened a digital only restaurant At New York. Chick-fil-A too has partnerships with Kitchen United and DoorDash Kitchens.