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SONIC Drive-In Donates $1 Million to Public School Teacher Projects in Second Annual #ThanksTeach Campaign

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SONIC®
Drive-In
(NASDAQ:SONC), the nation's largest chain of drive-in
restaurants, announced the impact of its second #ThanksTeach campaign in
partnership with Julianne Hough during Teacher Appreciation Month. The
campaign funds essential learning and innovative teaching resources
requested by public school teachers across the country. SONIC donated $1
million to DonorsChoose.org through its Limeades for Learning®
initiative and asked consumers to share or incorporate #ThanksTeach on
social media posts during the month of May.

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Limeades for Learning 2017 #ThanksTeach Campaign (Photo: Business Wire)

Limeades for Learning 2017 #ThanksTeach Campaign (Photo: Business Wire)

During Teacher Appreciation Month, SONIC funded projects in 749 cities
including Denver, Colo., Las Vegas, Lubbock, Texas, Panama City, Fla.,
Omaha, Neb. and many more. SONIC also provided first-time funding for
1,166 teachers who had never received funding from DonorsChoose.org with
requests such as student dry erase boards, yoga mats, Spanish and
English dictionaries and musical instruments.

"For the second straight year, we've seen guests share #ThanksTeach and
express gratitude for the difference teachers have made in their lives,"
said Christi Woodworth, vice president of public relations for SONIC.
"Teachers are too often the unsung heroes of our communities and our
goal with #ThanksTeach is to publicly recognize the leadership and
sacrifices teachers make every day in their classrooms. At a time when
funding for public education is reduced in many states and communities,
Limeades for Learning is SONIC's way to help; our hope is that our
guests continue to support teachers in their communities."

As a supporter of public school teachers and their students since
2009, SONIC Drive-In continues its pledge to put $15 million into public
school classrooms by 2021 through Limeades for Learning. In partnership
with DonorsChoose.org,
the national award-winning cause marketing campaign has funded more than
14,000 classroom projects providing necessary learning materials and
teaching resources requested by teachers that support more than 419,000
students.

"We appreciate the tremendous donations that SONIC's Limeades for
Learning program and the #ThanksTeach campaign have made to teachers
across the country who go above and beyond for their students," said
Charles Best, founder of DonorsChoose.org. "Our partnership with SONIC
continues to inspire people to make a difference in education across the
country, ensuring teachers and their students have the learning
materials they need for a brighter future."

To learn more about #ThanksTeach and Limeades for Learning, visit
LimeadesforLearning.com. SONIC's annual Limeades for Learning fall
voting campaign will return in late September. Any teachers interested
in submitting a project for potential SONIC funding can register at
LimeadesforLearning.com.

About SONIC®,
America's Drive-In
®

SONIC, America's Drive-In is the nation's largest drive-in restaurant
chain serving approximately 3 million customers every day. More than 90
percent of SONIC's 3,500 drive-in locations are owned and operated by
local business men and women. For 64 years, SONIC has delighted guests
with signature menu items, 1.3 million drink combinations and friendly
service by iconic Carhops. Since the 2009 launch of SONIC's Limeades for
Learning® campaign in partnership with DonorsChoose.org,
SONIC has donated $7.5 million to public school teachers' classrooms
nationwide to fund essential learning materials and innovative teaching
resources to inspire creativity and learning in their students. To learn
more about Sonic Corp. (NASDAQ/NM: SONC), please visit sonicdrivein.com
or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
To learn about SONIC's Limeades for Learning initiative, please visit LimeadesforLearning.com.

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