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FRANKIE AVALON TO FILM SONIC TV COMMERCIALS IN ALPHARETTA

 OKLAHOMA CITY, March 29 /PRNewswire/ -- It will be hoppin' at the Sonic Drive-In restaurant in Alpharetta, Ga., this week. Frankie Avalon and a 35-member film crew will be on location to shoot four television commercials.
 Avalon and Sonic's National Carhop of the Year, Lori Timberlake will be in the Atlanta area on Wednesday to film television commercials for June, July and August.
 "We are excited that Sonic corporate has chosen Alpharetta as the setting for these commercials," Wallace Hite, partner in the drive-in said. Hite and several other partners Larry Wilensky and Mitch Jaffee opened the Sonic recently and have the territorial rights to build dozens of others in the Atlanta area.
 The film crew will begin setting up early Wednesday morning, March 31. Avalon and others in the TV spots are scheduled to start filming around 9 a.m. Customers are invited to stop by the Sonic and watch Avalon in action throughout the day.
 "We're excited to visit Alpharetta and see the area," Avalon said from his home in Los Angeles. "This is a market targeted for extensive growth within the Sonic system and we are coming out to make a big debut for the drive-ins in the Atlanta area."
 Avalon will be available for media interviews throughout the day on Wednesday. The Alpharetta Sonic Drive-In restaurant is located at 1495 Alpharetta Highway (Highway 9).
 Sonic drive-ins began 40 years ago as a single root beer stand in Shawnee, Okla. Today the nation's largest drive-in chain has 1,250 50's style drive-in restaurants in 25 states and is the fifth largest hamburger chain in the United States.
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 /CONTACT: Kari Ferguson of Sonic, 405-232-4334/


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