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Does Sonic take Apple Pay?

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Sonic or Sonic Drive-In is a fast food restaurant chain solely based in the US since 1953 where they have been known to serve food to customers on skates. You can head over to Sonic’s Drive-In and place your order at the intercom after which it will be brought around by a server. Since it is a Drive-In, Sonic probably accepts and prefers cashless transactions, especially those involving e-wallets. So does Sonic take Apple Pay?

In this article, we will be discussing whether Sonic takes Apply Pay or not as well as the other forms of acceptable payment methods at the Drive-In.

Also read: Does HEB take Apple Pay?

Payment with the speed of sound

Their very first slogan was “service with the speed of sound” in 1958 and since then with the advent of digital payments, you can pay at any outlet at the speed of sound hypothetically by scanning your phone at a contactless NFC (near-field communication) reader.

Yes, Sonic takes Apple Pay.

Sonic made Apple Pay a payment method in late 2019. You can use Apple Pay to pay for your orders online through their app on the App Store and Play Store. Apple Pay can also be used at a Drive-In outlet. You can also get rewards and information about new offers, the latest menu items, and the nutritional value of the food served through their app if you have an Apple Device and an Apple Pay account.

Benefits of Apple Pay

To help their customers benefit from using Apple Pay, Sonic provides various benefits that complement using Apple Pay to pay for your order at the Drive-In:

  • Apple Pay users get 3% cashback.
  • Access to exclusive limited-time rewards and discounts that you can redeem using ‘Order Ahead’.
  • No card information is shared with the Sonic app, keeping your data private.
  • No additional fee is charged to use Apple Pay.
  • Apple Pay guaranteed that you can continue to earn credit card rewards, benefits, and security that come with your prepaid, debit, or credit cards.

A drawback of Apple Pay

Sonic only provides the option of using Apple Pay through their app. You can place and pay for ‘Order Ahead’ orders. You cannot use Apple Pay outside of the Sonic app to pay for your order by tapping on your phone or Apple Watch to pay.

Other acceptable forms of payment

Since you cannot rely on Apple Pay at all times or if you do not have the Sonic app, whatever the case, Sonic always accepts the following forms of payments, contactless or otherwise:

  • MySonic Rewards
  • Google Pay
  • Credit cards like American Express, Visa, Mastercard, and Discover.
  • Debit cards
  • Cash
  • Coupons
  • Gift Cards

Also read: Does CVS take Apple Pay?

Sania Usmani

Sania Usmani

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