SW Karma, LLC

Arizona Sonic Drive In at Sunset

SW Karma, LLC employs over 750 people, and the home office is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona. Long term tenures are not uncommon at SW Karma. Many employees have been with us for 15 years or more!

Giving back to the community is top of mind with SW Karma. Our company has contributed over $50,000 in donations of cash, rewards, incentives and supplies for schools and organizations statewide each school year. With our Sonic Community First Fundraising card, organizations raise over $50,000 each 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.

SW Karma boasts the one of the highest average of food safety scores for any group in the Sonic system. It isn’t uncommon to have several perfect scores in each round of audits.  Assisting with this accomplishment is Carla Murphy, Director of Training and Quality Assurance. We are proud to announce that Mrs. Murphy won the Trainer of the Year award at the 2006 Sonic National Convention.

SW Karma is one of the most technologically savvy franchisees in the chain. We leverage our technology to ease the operation of the drive-in. Our improvements enable the manager to spend more time on operations and less on paperwork.

Sonic Drive-In

Vintage Sonic Drive In Circa 1953
In 1953, the prototype of the first SONIC Drive-In opened in Shawnee, Okla. Now, more than 50 years and 3,500 drive-ins later, SONIC enjoys the highest customer frequency rate in the quick-service restaurant industry. SONIC Corp. is an Oklahoma City-based, publicly held company that owns, operates and franchises SONIC Drive-Ins (NASDAQ: SONC). Today, Cliff Hudson, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of SONIC, leads the SONIC brand with average unit sales of more than $1.1 million.

SONIC, which specializes in made-to-order fast food, is known for its specialty menu items and personal service. SONIC Unique menu items include TOASTER® Sandwiches (sandwiches served on thick Texas Toast), Ex-Long Cheese Coneys (hot dogs with chili and cheese), Onion Rings, Tater Tots and a variety of Frozen Favorites® desserts and Fountain Favorites® drinks. You can order more than 168,000 drink combination’s making SONIC Your Ultimate Drink Stop!® SONIC’s ever-growing menu is full of options to satisfy every taste,

Sonic Drive In 1970

with frequent additions such as real Fruit Smoothies. In December 2008, SONIC launched a system-wide value menu. SONIC’s Everyday Value Menu allows customers the opportunity to build a value-oriented three-piece meal or add great sides and snacks to their order.

In the 1950s, SONIC’s unique use of curbside speakers to allow customers to place food orders without ever leaving their cars, spawned the slogan “SONIC, Service with the Speed of Sound.” In recent years, that slogan has been replaced with “SONIC®, America’s Drive-In.®” SONIC was founded by Troy Smith and was originally named Top Hat Drive-In, the name was changed to SONIC in 1959.