LSU to Open First SONIC on a College Campus

February 07, 2023

SONIC will open at the LSU Student Union in late 2022

Baton Rouge, LA – Louisiana State University and Chartwells Higher Ed have partnered to unveil the first SONIC® Drive-In location on a college campus. Slated to open in late 2022, the new SONIC will offer counter service for take-away ordering and will replace the McDonald’s space in the LSU Student Union. These changes are a direct result of feedback from our students, faculty and staff who wanted a concept that would offer more variety to the campus community while still being available at an affordable price point. 

With hundreds of thousands of craveable flavors and drink combinations, including Limeades, Burgers, Hot Dogs and more; SONIC’s expansive, award-winning menu offers made-to-order and customizable breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack options to provide something for everyone.

“We are excited to be partnering with this popular brand in the LSU Student Union, as we do prioritize the constant review of our many offerings to ensure as much choice and variety as possible. We can’t wait to welcome Sonic to LSU,” said Margot Hsu Carroll, Assistant Vice President of LSU Auxiliary Services.

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About SONIC® Drive-In

SONIC, founded in 1953, is the largest drive-in restaurant brand in the United States with more than 3,500 restaurants in 46 states. Served by SONIC’s iconic Carhops, the restaurant’s expansive, award-winning menu offers unique, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, and drink options for the whole family. SONIC is part of the Inspire Brands family of restaurants. For more information, visit and