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Bel Air Sonic Opening Pushed Back 2 Days

The Sonic Drive-In is expected to open April 14.

The opening of the Bel Air Sonic Drive-In has been pushed back for several days.

Franchise owner Rick Joshi told Patch the much-anticipated Bel Air location is on target to open soon, however, the opening date has to April 14.

This is not the first time the eatery's opening has been delayed. The business was initially expected to , but a series of setbacks delayed construction and pushed the opening into 2012.

Joshi told Patch in November that . By the time the matter of utility lines was resolved, the winter months had set in, causing further delay, he said.

Joshi said the building and canopy are completed and the next step is preparing the ground. "Everything’s pretty much done except for the asphalt," he said.

Employee training is expected to begin April 10 with a test run for family and friends of employees taking place in the days preceding the April 14 opening, Joshi said.

"I’m ready, because we have a couple of other stores, but this one here is in a better area," Joshi said, comparing growing Bel Air to the less populated area surrounding an Eastern Shore location.

TOPNOTCH April 03, 2012 at 02:58 PM
Why is this newsworthy? Another fast food restaurant popping up in the area that serves garbage food loaded with salt and fat... awesome! Front page news! Perhaps you should revisit what qualifies as news on your site and how you're essentially no different that Sonic's marketing department with this type of content.
Ashley April 03, 2012 at 03:56 PM
Actually Bob, a lot of people have been anxiously awaiting this. The following this location has on facebook even before it's open will testify to that. As for the articles on Patch, if you don't like them then read your news somewhere else.
Phil Dirt April 03, 2012 at 05:02 PM
I'm with Ashley on this one. Sonic has a big following and a lot of people are waiting for this one to open. Baltimore Bob - you're not one of those folks who are trying to tell grownups how to eat, are you? Did anyone say that you have to eat there? This is 25 miles from Baltimore, so you shouldn't be able to smell the burgers cooking. Also, did you forget how to use the red box in the upper right corner with an X in it? The Internet's a big place. Keep looking and you'll find something that you like.
Dadof2 April 03, 2012 at 05:06 PM
You sound a bit pompous, Bobby... If it doesn't interest you, why did you bother to read it? And, why would you expend needed energy to bother writing a comment? I think it's rather presumptuous of you to suggest that you know what is newsworthy for the rest of the Bel Air Patch readers. Could it be a concern to those in and around Bel Air about a new business with newly created jobs? What about the concern by some as to when traffic may be impacted? Regardless of the slant this article has, you are in control of what you read. Perhaps you should be more selective of the articles you read (and surely, please avoid going to Sonic).
Ashley April 03, 2012 at 06:51 PM
I'd rather look like a beached whale enjoying life than be miserable and alone resorting to insulting complete strangers on message forums because my life is so pathetic. But hey, that's just me. Keep on doing what you're doing. I see it's working out nicely for you.
Ashley April 03, 2012 at 07:00 PM
I'm actually not, but that's beside the point. Keep on trolling mate.
Karl Schuub April 03, 2012 at 09:16 PM
We could have had many food opportunities in this area. You tell me how a Sonic is so different from any other bacon and fries joint? Sonic is nasty. I'm sure however it will do extraordinarly well because people in Belair are apparently much more stupid than those in Havre de Grace, where they have much better food because single stand alones work much better there. It's pretty sad that Bel Air residents need to go to HdG to get decent food.
Dadof2 April 03, 2012 at 10:36 PM
I kind of like HdG in spite of you, Karl. Nice community for the most part. It's a shame, however, that downtown has been slowly diminishing over the past several years. The Promenade is beautiful, and my family and I have enjoyed visiting shops and restaurants. Too bad you seem to give HdG a bad name.
EMMS April 04, 2012 at 02:55 AM
I'm with Dadof2 and Ashley. If you don't like what you're reading, then just don't read it. Baltimore Bob, if you're going to be so critical of Bel Air Patch's articles, then perhaps you should become a fan of a different city's Patch.
TOPNOTCH April 04, 2012 at 02:47 PM
@EMMS... LOL at being critical. Questioning the value of multiple articles related to a fast food restaurant opening isn't being critical, it's legitimate. I don't care if thirty 17 year olds are being hired at minimum wage or not, it's nothing more than marketing fluff. I don't think that the Patch is being compensated for these types of articles, but, they AND you have been conditioned by those in 'local commerce' to report upon the grand arrival of cherry limeades as newsworthy. It's just not, no matter how many apologists rush to the corporate machine's defense. I don't expect content on the Patch to be recognized with Peabody's anytime soon, but, how about some legitimate content covering topics like the rampant prescription drug problem in the county, or the rift between the county teacher's union and the superintendent, or the growing gridlock because of the insatiable appetite to develop every square inch of the county with Royal Farms, McDonald's, and Walmarts to offset advertisements like this one for Sonic? Get back to your Prozac and McMuffins, sheep!
Dadof2 April 04, 2012 at 04:19 PM
How DARE you, Balto Boob? I prefer Zoloft!
Joel April 04, 2012 at 05:24 PM
You tell him, Dadof2. Balto Bub, if I wanted serious news I would consult The Dagger, Washington Post, New York Times. Maybe some of us like to read fluff. Have you considered that?! What's important to you may not be what's important to us, and vice-versa. In the marketplace of ideas, yours isn't the only meaningful one. Us sheep gotta have something to read, you know, while were being sedated.
EMMS April 05, 2012 at 01:41 PM
Clearly everyone is entitled to their own opinion. But, there really isn't room for name calling and accusations. Move along Bob. Maybe you could devote your time and energy to something more newsworthy then. If you are so concerned about the topics you mentioned, I challenge you to put your energies into something that will make a difference in the community. There are plenty of organizations that would appreciate a voice like yours. Best of luck to you.
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