Regular readers of this blog may recall my post from August, 2009 about New England’s 1st Sonic Drive-In opening in Peabody, Mass., see…… https://dinerhotline.wordpress.com/2009/08/26/sonic-drive-in-opens-in-massachusetts-8-26-09/ . At that time I had heard the franchise owners Greg & Gina Monastiero of Lynnfield, Mass. were going to open a few of these in the future. The rumors were that Methuen and Wilmington, Mass. were the next 2 after Peabody.
Well as I write this, the Wilmington site is being constructed right now. I saw that the site was being prepared around 3 or 4 weeks ago when I was driving north on Rte. 38 on my way to Tony & Ann’s Pizza in Dracut. I drove over there last Saturday to take a few shots of the progress and suspect the Drive-In will open possibly in May (maybe sooner). An interesting note about this site in Wilmington is that there is a McDonald’s right next door!
Newly installed street sign with the Mc-Arch’s next door.