Drive-In considered top in the nation; Teams from Krum, Texas and Gainesville, Florida receive Silver and Bronze medals
SONIC® Drive-In congratulates the winning drive-in teams from Summertown, Tenn., Krum, Texas and Gainesville, Fla. for being named the top three crews in the 2022 DR PEPPER SONIC GAMES. This is the third recent win for the Summertown Drive-In, having placed top in 2021 and 2019.
The teams claiming the top three spots in the 28th annual DR PEPPER SONIC GAMES include:
- Gold: 9102 Highway 20, Summertown, Tennessee
- Silver: 1221 E McCart Street, Krum, Texas
- Bronze: 2162 NW 39th Avenue, Gainesville, Florida
“The winning drive-in teams showed outstanding dedication to excellent guest service and positive team culture,” said Kevin Knutson, Vice President of Operations and Training for SONIC. “They exemplified our core values throughout the competition and their hard work paid off!”
The DR PEPPER SONIC GAMES is the brand’s premier training program. For months, thousands of SONIC Drive-In crews across the country competed against each other in a series of trainings, quizzes, and challenging team and individual competitions. A team’s efficiency, service and even friendliness have been put to the test for the length of the competition.
“Each year we’re impressed by the countless crews that compete to prove their commitment to providing excellent guest service,” said Blaine Wood, Director of Sales for Keurig Dr Pepper. “Dr Pepper is proud to sponsor these games and witness these teams accept their awards in Dallas.”
To support the local communities that the Final 12 teams represent, SONIC donated $50,000 in each team’s hometown last month to directly fund local classroom projects submitted by public school teachers, in association with educational nonprofit, DonorsChoose. In total, SONIC donated $600,000 to public schools across the Final 12 team markets.
“It’s amazing to be able to help these kids realize that there is something out there for everyone,” said Keven Briggs, SONIC franchise partner and owner of the Summertown store. “This proves that you can work at SONIC and have so much more than a job.”
SONIC donates a portion of proceeds from drink purchases to support local public schools. Since 2009, SONIC has donated more than $23 million to fund local education programs.
Learn more about the DR PEPPER SONIC GAMES and the drive-in crews that competed from across the country by following along on Instagram.