Sonic fans take appetites to Troy

Burgers on skates? Yes, please. Troy is now home to Sonic and burgers and skates.

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Kimmy Barnhart maneuvered backward and performed twists and turns — all while wearing in-line skates and balancing a tray of drinks for first-day customers at Wednesday’s grand opening of a Sonic restaurant in Troy.

The restaurant, on John R near Oakland Mall, features skating servers such as Barnhart, who can bring food right to customers’ cars, and a menu that includes breakfast, burgers and Tater Tots. The restaurant also has walk-up windows. It is open nearly 24 hours — from 6 a.m. to 3 a.m. daily.

“I saw they were hiring and they asked me could I skate,” said Barnhart, 25, of Warren. “I happened to have my skates in the car, and I was hired on the spot after skating around the parking lot.”

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