Drive-in restaurant hopes to roll into town

Drive-in, roller-skating restaurant may be coming to Royal Oak.

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Sonic Drive-In, a fast-food restaurant that employs roller skating
servers, may be replacing the vacated Wendy’s at the southwest corner
of 11 Mile and Washington.

The
62-year-old fast-food chain, based in Oklahoma City, Okla., recreates
the drive-in diner feel of the 1950s. Servers greet customers at their
vehicle, sometimes on roller skates.

“To
us, (Detroit) is still the car capital of the world and this brings the
nostalgia back, celebrates the automobile,” said Bob Middleton, one of
three principal owners of the proposed franchise. “Obviously, three or
four months of the year (servers) won’t be allowed to roller skate, but
when the weather allows, (servers) will be roller skating.”

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