Carrie Rengers

Sonic near Maple and Tyler temporarily closes for updating

The Sonic Drive-In at 8612 W. Maple, east of Tyler, is closed, not for good, but for major remodeling. (May 19, 2015)
The Sonic Drive-In at 8612 W. Maple, east of Tyler, is closed, not for good, but for major remodeling. (May 19, 2015) The Wichita Eagle

Some Sonic Drive-In fans had a moment of panic when the restaurant at 8612 W. Maple, which is just east of Tyler, recently closed. It’s not permanent, though.

“It is closed right now, but just for a refresh,” says Jason Acock, spokesman for the Oklahoma City-based chain.

The “refresh” actually is a complete rebuild from the slab up.

“They’re basically going to create a new building for it,” Acock says.

He says a number of Sonics will be rebuilt, though he can’t yet say where else that may include around the area.

“It’s just part of … trying to make the Wichita locations better.”

Reach Carrie Rengers at 316-268-6340 or crengers@wichitaeagle.com. Follow her on Twitter: @CarrieRengers.

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