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What Sauces Does Sonic Have?

The delicious Sonic sauce selection is speeding its way into the restaurant sauce scene. From classic favorites to limited-time specials, even Bojangles sauces and Cook Out’s sauces have a lot to shape up to when compared. So, what sauces does Sonic have that make them so great?

Sonic offers the Sonic Signature sauce, signature cheese sauce, marinara sauce, and BBQ sauce. But this isn’t all, so let’s cover all of Sonic’s sauces!

A logo signage of Sonic Drive-In.

💡 All Sonic Sauces

Marinara Sauce

You thought it was just for pasta? Think again. Sonic’s marinara sauce, although not readily available for all their menu items, is perhaps the best marinara sauce from a fast food chain I’ve tasted so far. The delicious fusion comprises tomatoes, onions, garlic, and spices for that slightly sweet yet subtly spicy flavor profile. A match made in heaven would be with their Mozzarella Sticks. But dishes like Chicken Parmesan work superbly as well.

Fry Sauce

This is one of the simpler types of sauces at Sonic’s, yet also one of the tastiest! This glorious blend of ketchup and mayonnaise creates a tasty, tangy, and creamy dip. The sauce is more of a regional specialty, so it won’t be available at all locations. If you’re lucky enough to come across it, be sure to give it a try with, of course, their fries, big dill cheeseburger, and any other of your favorites.

Ranch Dressing

Any good ranch dressing has to have the best consistency and tastiest flavors. Luckily, Sonic’s ranch dressing hits a home run with theirs. Its quite tangy and creamy flavor makes it the go-to sauce. The delicious flavor of the dressing comes from the buttermilk and the mixture of herbs, onion, and garlic. Try pairing it with their Ched ‘R’ Peppers, Broccoli Cheddar Tots, and the Chicken Wrap for the tastiest meal combos. But simple pairings like on their Hand Made Onion Rings can also work perfectly.

A closeup of a delicious sonic bacon burger with ranch dressing inside.

BBQ Sauce

Sonic’s really has taken the classic BBQ sauce and layered levels of smokiness, sweetness, and tanginess all together. It strikes perfection with the balance of all the flavors. The ways to thicken BBQ sauce they used have honed the sauce to delicious perfection. It’s neither too thick nor too thin. The best dipping consistency and flavoring for Sonic’s French fries and deep-fried chicken options, such as the popcorn chicken, tenders, and Crispy Tender Dinner Combo box.

Signature Cheese Sauce

Sonic’s signature cheese sauce oozes creaminess and richness in every drop, thanks to its main ingredient of cheddar cheese. Let’s not forget to mention a thickness that utilizes the best ways to thicken cheese sauce. Thanks to that, it’s given it a super creamy, soft, and flavor-packed texture. Perfect for slapping on some of their Soft Pretzel Twist, Chili Cheese Tots, Chili Cheese Dogs, Ched ‘R’ Peppers, and French Fries.      

Sonic Signature Sauce

Deep within the kitchens of Sonic’s restaurant, a sauce with the perfect balance of smoky, sweet, and tangy flavor was born. Ever since Sonic’s Signature Sauce was added to their menu in 2018, it’s been a show stopper. The absolutely delicious blend of BBQ sauce, honey mustard sauce, and mayo sauce gives it its iconic taste. A really tasty pairing for crispy chicken tenders, jumbo popcorn chicken, and French fries.

Picante Sauce

The name alone will tell you the delicious, fiery, and flavor-packed nature of this sauce. It has a vibrant tanginess at the first bite but follows with a strong spice kick that keeps your taste buds humming. Whataburger’s sauces also feature a tasty version of this sauce, but Sonic’s version literally pairs with anything from their menu, like their Sonic Cheeseburger and Quarter Pound Double Cheeseburger.

Sonic Crave Sauce

You’ll be craving more of Sonic’s Crave Sauce after having a spoonful. This not-so-secret of mayonnaise, ketchup, relish or chopped pickles, chili sauce, and paprika is one for the sauce-making books. It’s not actually a sauce you can order, but it is the key ingredient in their signature Cheeseburgers. 

Honey Mustard Sauce

Give a classic sauce all the flavor with a perfect balance, and you get Sonic’s honey mustard sauce. It’s one of the tastiest types of sauces at Sonic’s to date. The iconic sweet and tangy flavor profile has just the right amount of each. This perfect flavor, balance, and texture just have to be paired with Sonic’s Jumbo Popcorn Chicken or their double stack cheeseburgers and hotdogs.

A delicious sonic cheese burger with honey mustard sauce inside.

Sonic Seasonal Sauces

Sonic’s seasonal sauces are creative festive sauces revolving around that period. Some absolutely tasty festive sauces are the watermelon honey mustard sauce and the jalapeno chocolate sauce. The watermelon one was a really refreshing blend of both watermelon and their classic honey mustard sauce. Even their spiced chocolate sauce had the best of both the fiery and the sweet words. You can’t go wrong when pairing either with their Classic Chicken Sandwiches, tenders, and even their snacks.

Relish Sauce

One whiff of this sauce, and you’ll be splashing it on every single one of Sonic’s dishes. The freshness and tanginess are a more than welcomed change to some other common sauces. The sauce uses pickled cucumbers and bell peppers for that iconic sweetness, spice, and crunch. Just slather some on top of their Footlong Quarter Pounder Coney, Chili Cheese Coney, and All-American Dog, or even any of their hamburgers.

Ketchup, Mustard, and Mayonnaise Sauce

All three of these delicious sauces are produced by the King of condiments, Heinz. Their ketchup, mustard, and mayonnaise sauces have truly all the flavor and enjoyment you’d expect from them. You can order any of them at a Sonic Drive-In. Pair the ketchup with any of their burgers or fries. The mustard sauce with their Corn Dog, Soft Pretzels, and cheeseburgers. Finally, the classic mayonnaise sauce with Tots, Hand Made Onion Rings, Corn Dogs, burgers, and sandwiches.

Chili Sauce

A hearty and thick sauce like this is just what any meal needs. Sonic’s chili sauce is the chili sauce to beat. Wendy’s sauces serve up a similar version, but this one offers a fantastic combination of warm, rich, and meaty flavors that are just unmatched. The blend of spices, like paprika and pepper, beef, and beans, is a meaty and flavorful combination pairing for Chili Cheese Coney, All-American Dog, Chili Cheese Fries, or even any of their Chicken Sandwiches.

🧐 FAQs

What is Sonic’s most popular sauce?

Sonic’s most popular sauce is the classic Sonic Signature Sauce. It’s a creamy, slightly tangy sauce.

Can I buy Sonic sauces separately?

Yes! Sonic offers their sauces for purchase separately at most locations. You can buy their sauces in individual packets to take home and enjoy.

What sauce packets does Sonic have?

Sonic not only offers the traditional ketchup, mustard, and mayo, but also provide sauce packets such as barbeque, signature cheese, marinara, and picante.

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