There is a proposal on the table to bring Sonic, America's Drive-In, to York Road in Lutherville-Timonium.
Community leaders are planning to meet with the franchisee to address concerns over possible traffic issues. Community association representatives pointed to the popularity of the fast food chain's Rosedale location on Pulaski Highway.
UPDATED (by popular demand)—The address of the property is 2027 York Road, in Lutherville-Timonium.
"The last thing York Road needs is a line of three or four cars waiting to get in,” Eric Rockel, president of the Greater Timonium Community Council, said.
Sonic locations are famous for reinvigorating the classic American drive-in design. Some locations, however, do feature indoor seating.
The drive-in burger and hot dog restaurant has been proposed for the currently vacant land parcel at York and Belfast roads. The property has sat vacant for about four or years, Rockel said. The former tenant, some will remember, was a Roy Rogers franchise.
Plans have been drawn up for the site structure, however a zoning request to approve parking on what it technically considered residential property must be cleared.
In the meantime, before community leaders meet with the possible new York Road tenant, how do you feel about a Sonic Drive-In in Timonium? Start the conversation in the comments section below.