Sometimes you just need Sonic in your life, and we don't mean the speedy little blue guy.

Last year, this writer traveled with friends to Nashville, and spent some time in the nearby town of Franklin. When it came time to eat, we ended up pulling into a Sonic Drive-In, and chowed down on some grub. Honestly, it hit the spot. Yours truly had never been to a Sonic before, and definitely had a positive first experience.

So, why the heck don't we have a Sonic Drive-In in New Hampshire or Maine? If you're in the mood for some quick and convenient fast food, you can't go wrong. Plenty of folks love this chain, and a Sonic would likely do very well here.

Anyway, while we're playing the waiting game here in the Granite and Pine Tree States, you may be wondering how far away the nearest location is in the meantime.

According to Sonic's website, there are 12 Sonic locations in New England, although most are in Connecticut in Rhode Island. That said, four are in Massachusetts, in the towns of Stoughton, Springfield, Somerset, and Peabody. All of these places are either south of Boston or in western Mass, with the exception of Peabody.

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For most of us here in New Hampshire and Maine, Peabody (located next to the popular Halloween destination of Salem), is probably the closest option if you're looking for your Sonic fix. The Drive-In is located at 55 Newbury Street, and you can learn more about their hours and information here.

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