I have a love-hate relationship with Sonics. Sonic commercials are ALWAYS on. Now, that wouldn't be so bad if there was one close to where I live, but for a long time I had no idea even where the closest one was! Four years ago when I found out there was one near Davis (about an hour and half north of here), I tried it for the first time... and it was as delicious as it looked on tv. I instantly fell in love with the limeades and tots. yum! That was the first time I ate at Sonics. The second time I ate at Sonics was five months ago in El Paso, Texas. Yeah... that just shows you how accessible Sonics is to me.
Finally a Sonics was built in Gilroy which is an hour and half south of where I live, but near the outlet mall... which gave me more of a reason to go as opposed to the other one near Davis (which is out in the middle of no where). Needless to say, it was not until a Sonics was built in Hayward (about twenty minutes away) that I finally ate at Sonics for my THIRD time.
(p.s. I used to have similar experiences with Walmart. We'd always get Walmart ads in the newspaper, and I used to think... "What's Walmart? Where are those things? Why haven't I ever seen one before?")