Archive for Thursday, March 8, 2001

Sonic coming to DeSoto

March 8, 2001

DeSoto should have a new fast-food option this summer.

Steve Zahn, a Sonic franchise owner with 21 restaurants in Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Iowa, said he hopes to open a Sonic in DeSoto July 1.

The local Sonic will be located off 91st Street, north of the Sunshine CafThe DeSoto Planning Commission will consider approval of the restaurant's final platting and site plan during a special meeting Tuesday.

The restaurant's site offers some visibility from Kansas Highway 10, but Zahn said that is not the clientele on which the Sonic will depend.

"We really don't count on a lot of highway traffic," he said. "Basically, we're here to serve the community."

Zahn, who owns Sonics in Eudora, Baldwin, Basehor and other nearby communities, said restaurant management will maintain a visible presence in the community.

"Obviously, we hope DeSoto continues to grow," he said. "We intend to be involved in the community. We will be active in the chamber and with the schools."

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