Ithaca, N.Y. — The fast-food joint Sonic Drive-In is eyeing a potential expansion to Ithaca, according to a press release from the company on Monday.

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The statement said Sonic will be building eight new drive-throughs in the Albany area over the next seven years. That brings the total number of Sonic establishments in upstate New York to 27, according to the fast food company.

The statement adds:

“In addition to all of this growth, the brand is still offering franchise development opportunities in Binghamton, Ithaca, Utica, Rockland and Westchester Counties.”

Given that there’s no timeline for Sonic’s arrival in town, we figured we’d conclude this post with a few photos that show why some readers (and local news editors) might welcome this development:

All photos courtesy of Sonic’s Facebook page

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Jeff Stein

Jeff Stein is the founder and former editor of the Ithaca Voice.