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Minnesotans Somehow Go Nuts Over Sonic

A suburb south of Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota is preparing to deal with new traffic surges at some points in the day.

Streets will be clogged, cars will be backed up, frustrations will rise.

Why? Because the town is getting a Sonic Drive-In restaurant.

As one commenter to the Star-Tribune put it: "Needing traffic management because of Sonic opening sounds ridiculously funny to a displaced Minnesotan living in Houston, TX."

Apparently, Minnesotans have for years been seeing those ubiquitous Sonic ads without really having any place to sample the stuff.

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Now that they have the chance, they're expected to go crazy. Two other Sonic locations in the same general area experience extensive back-ups at peak times, resulting in traffic jams.

And this must be after people make their initial visit. Then again, Minnesota is not known for its cuisine, unless you like lutefisk.

Anyway, Minnesotans, come to Houston; we've got all the Sonics you could want.

-- Richard Connelly

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