About UsIn April of 1987 Arizona Restaurant Systems, Inc. (ARS), a licensed franchise of Sonic Drive-In, was born. Started by Stephen and Shirley Kleppe with six locations, the company has grown with an entrepreneurial spirit to 28 locations statewide and sales exceeding $30 million a year.
ARS employs over 750 people, and the home office is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona. Long term tenures are not uncommon at ARS. Many employees have been with us for 15 years or more!
Giving back to the community is top of mind with ARS. Our company has contributed over $50,000 in donations of cash, rewards, incentives and supplies for schools and organizations statewide for the 2008/2009 school year. With our Sonic Community First Fundraising card, organizations have raised over $50,000 over the last year.
Employees are the lifeblood of our organization. We promote open communication with our employees – no idea is too small, no concern too insignificant. We encourage growing our people from the ground up. The opportunity for upward mobility is always possible with our company. Also, education is paramount to ARS. We offer academic scholarships to our employees each year.