Sonic Sandwiches: A Flavorful Journey Through National and Local Favorites

From the classic must-haves to the local favorites, Sonic sandwiches bring an array of flavors to our table. Whether savored during a quick breakfast dash or as an end-of-the-day treat, they offer an escape to a realm of melting cheeses, crispy chicken, and so much more.

Let’s embark on a journey to explore these famed sandwiches while gaining helpful insights into their nutritional value and learning how to whip up a sonic delight at home.

National Sandwiches

1. Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Sonic Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

One name that’s undoubtedly on every sandwich-lover’s list is the Grilled Cheese Sandwich. It’s simple, hearty, and a true comfort food – one that brings a nostalgic warmth with every bite.

What’s Inside?

A Sonic grilled cheese sandwich mainly consists of two elements: wholesome Texas Toast and melty American Cheese slice. You can elevate the experience by adding different sauces like ketchup, mayo, mustard, or the rich Hickory BBQ Sauce.

Don’t forget about the extra toppings you can add like crispy bacon, a dash of spice with jalapeños, lettuce, pickles, or fresh tomato slices.

Grilled Cheese Sandwich: Nutritional Value

For a grilled cheese sandwich weighing 139 grams (g), the nutritional breakdown is as follows:

  • Protein: 13g
  • Carbohydrates: 42g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3g
  • Sugars: 4g
  • Fat: 21g (Saturated Fat: 10g)
  • Cholesterol: 40mg
  • Sodium: 1130mg
  • Calories from Fat: 190
  • Calcium: 244.75mg
  • Vitamin A: 0.66 IU
  • Iron: 2.26mg
  • Vitamin C: 0.07mg

A Sonic Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe You Can Try at Home

Craving one of these in the middle of the night or simply want to bring the Sonic experience home? Here’s a simple and easy-to-follow recipe.


  • 4 slices Italian bread
  • 2 slices each of Muenster, Swiss, American, and part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt with parsley


  1. Layer the cheese slices on the slices of bread.
  2. Butter the outsides of sandwiches and sprinkle with garlic salt.
  3. Cook on an indoor grill or panini maker for 1-2 minutes or until bread is browned and cheese is melted.

2. Crispy Chicken Sandwiches

Sonic Crispy Chicken Sandwiches

The Sonic Crispy Chicken Sandwich is another crowd favorite, unique in its interplay of textures and tastes.

What’s On It?

The heart of the sandwich is a crispy chicken filet, accompanied by chopped lettuce, mayo, and pickles – all encased in a brioche bun. Craving some extras? Add a helping of bacon, cheese slice, diced onions, or tomato to enhance the experience.

Nutritional Value

Here’s a look at the nutritional value of a classic Crispy Chicken Sandwich:

  • Protein: 24g
  • Carbohydrates: 52g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4g
  • Sugars: 10g
  • Fat: 24g (Saturated Fat: 4.5g)
  • Cholesterol: 50mg
  • Sodium: 1470mg
  • Calories from Fat: 220
  • Calcium: 130.42mg
  • Vitamin A: 201.07 IU
  • Iron: 2.72mg
  • Vitamin C: 4.05mg

Crispy Chicken Sandwich: The Homemade Version

You don’t always need to head to Sonic for their famous crispy chicken sandwiches. Here’s a homemade version with an optional ‘spicy’ kick for you to enjoy.

Crispy Chicken Recipe

  1. Marinate the chicken breast halves in pickle juice/water marinade, in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  2. In a bowl, combine the dry ingredients like flour, powdered sugar, paprika, black pepper, chili powder, salt, and baking powder.
  3. Make the egg wash next. For this, mix milk and egg in a separate bowl.
  4. Dip the marinated chicken into the egg mixture, followed by the flour breading mixture. Repeat this step for a super crispy sandwich.
  5. Pan fry the coated chicken in a saucepan with hot oil for about 3-4 minutes on each side. Let it drain on a paper towel.
  6. Toast the sandwich buns, smooth on the sauce (see homemade sauce recipe below), and top with lettuce, cheese, and crispy chicken. Savor the flavors!

Homemade Chick-fil-A Sauce

Combine mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, yellow mustard, honey, BBQ sauce, garlic powder, paprika, and lemon juice. Mix well and set aside.

3. Chicken Slinger

Sonic Chicken Slinger

A close relative of the Sonic Grilled Cheese Sandwich is the Chicken Slinger, featuring juicy 100% all-white meat chicken.

About the Chicken Slinger

What’s Included?

Make your food dreams come true with a warm brioche roll, a crispy chicken fillet, mayo, and pickles to add a tangy twist.

Nutritional Value

Here’s a glance at the Chicken Slinger’s nutritional information:

  • Protein: 15g
  • Carbohydrates: 36g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3g
  • Sugars: 6g
  • Fat: 16g (Saturated Fat: 3.5g)
  • Cholesterol: 35mg
  • Sodium: 680mg
  • Calories from Fat: 150
  • Calcium: 37.80mg
  • Vitamin A: 66.14 IU
  • Iron: 1.24mg
  • Vitamin C: 3.82mg

Local Sonic Sandwiches You’ll Love

Our flavorsome journey continues with some local Sonic sandwich favorites that promise to tantalize your taste buds with unique and diverse concoctions of taste.

1. Fish Sandwiches

Sonic Fish Sandwiches

Starting with the Sonic Fish Sandwich, it’s made from a 100% Alaskan Pollock filet, fried in crunchy panko breading, topped with fresh lettuce, creamy tartar sauce, and crinkle-cut pickles.

A single serving of Sonic Fish Sandwich contains 32g fat, 19g protein, and amounts to 610 calories, making it a great addition for seafood lovers!

2. Chicken Club Toaster

Chicken Club Toaster

The Chicken Club Toaster is a great little surprise in the mix. Breaded all-white meat chicken breast is taken up a notch with crispy bacon, cheese, fresh lettuce, ripe tomatoes, and mayonnaise all stacked between slices of Texas toast.

The nutritional breakdown of this sandwich is as follows:

  • Fat: 58% (Saturated Fat: 65%)
  • Cholesterol: 28%
  • Sodium: 70%
  • Carbohydrates: 20%
  • Dietary Fiber: 14%
  • Sugars: 5 g
  • Protein: 32g

3. Philly Cheesesteak

Philly Cheesesteak

No Sonic sandwich list is complete without the mouthwatering Philly Cheesesteak. Loaded with succulent grilled Philly steak, soft-caramelized grilled onions, and melted creamy white American cheese, served on a well-toasted bun.

Nutritionally, this sandwich brings 

Calories: 750, Total Fat
39g (Saturated Fat: 16g)
Trans Fat: 1.5g, Cholesterol
125mg, Sodium: 1710mg
Carbohydrates: 53g
(Dietary Fiber: 1g, Sugars: 5g)
Protein: 46g to your meal.

4. Country Fried Steak Sandwich

Country Fried Steak Sandwich

The Country Fried Steak Sandwich is Sonic’s answer to your meat cravings – a mouthwatering blend of succulent beef, battered and fried like chicken! Topped with mayo, lettuce, tomato, and served on Texas toast, it’s truly a guilty pleasure.

The sandwich boasts nutritional details as:

  • Total Fat: 35g (Saturated Fat: 9g)
  • Cholesterol: 45mg
  • Sodium: 1410mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 80g (Dietary Fiber: 3g, Sugars: 10g)
  • Protein: 16g

How to Make Your Own Country Fried Steak Sandwich at Home?


  • 1-1 ½ Pounds Cube Steak
  • 2 Cups Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 Cup Milk
  • 2/3 Cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Seasoned Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 4 Sandwich Potato Rolls
  • 4 Leaves Lettuce
  • 1/4 Cup White Country Gravy or Chipotle Mayo, for serving


  1. Cut the cube steak into four equal pieces (about the size of the bun), pat dry and bring it to room temperature.
  2. Add oil to a large cast-iron skillet and heat until the oil reaches 350°F.
  3. Mix well-beaten egg and milk in a bowl. In a separate bowl, combine flour, seasoned salt, and black pepper.
  4. Dredge each steak piece in flour mixture on both sides, then dip into milk, then back into flour, coating both sides. Repeat with remaining pieces.
  5. Carefully add floured steaks into hot oil and cook for about 3-4 minutes on each side or until well browned. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain.
  6. Serve each chicken fried steak piece on a bottom bun, top with lettuce and country gravy (or chipotle mayo). Add the top buns and serve immediately.

Just like that, you have a classic Sonic dish right at your fingertips!

FAQS Regarding Sonic Sandwiches

How many calories in a grilled cheese sandwich from Sonic?

There are 430 calories in 1 serving of Sonic Grilled Cheese Sandwich.

What kind of cheese does Sonic use on their grilled cheese?

Sonic uses American cheese for their grilled cheese sandwiches.

How many calories are in a Sonic crispy chicken sandwich?

A Sonic Crispy Chicken Sandwich contains approximately 520 calories.

What is Sonic chicken made of?

Sonic’s Jumbo Popcorn Chicken is made with breaded 100% all-white meat chicken and fried to perfection.

How many calories in a Sonic chicken slider?

There are 350 calories in 1 serving of Sonic Chicken Slinger.

A Personal Sonic Sandwich Experience

Lately, I’ve been on quite a Sonic kick, with it being the solution to my “not quite sure what I’m in the mood for” mood. Sonic’s diverse menu almost always has the variety of textures, flavors, and options I crave for.

During one such moment of indecisiveness, I found myself ordering the Sonic Country Fried Steak Toaster Sandwich – a perfect combo of beef, battered and fried like chicken – an amazing solution to my ‘beef or chicken, or both’ dilemma!

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In Conclusion

Every Sonic sandwich presents a unique blend of tastes and textures, delighting the taste buds with a different sensation each time. The good news is you don’t even have to drive to a Sonic outlet to satisfy your cravings. With the recipes shared above, you can enjoy these sandwiches from the comfort of your home.

So, go ahead and recreate these heavenly sandwiches, and take a flavorful culinary adventure with the delectable Sonic range, right in the heart of your own kitchen. Happy cooking!