Back to the Future: The Return of the Carhop
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If trends in fast food are any indication, COVID might be more of a blast from the past than a harbinger of things to come. Since mid-March (when the spread of COVID became front-page news) Sonic–known for its 1950's-esque drive-in style carhop service–has cemented its place as the preferred fast food destination for diners who have ventured outside their homes, according to TopData. Regional favorites such as Culver's (WI) and Popeyes (LA) still have a loyal following in their respective home states and Taco Bell remains a popular choice, but it is clear that Sonic's unique service model has likely played a role in pandemic-weary travelers looking for a bite to eat.