How To Pay At Sonic Drive-In

Updated September 2, 2022 – If you have been to a Sonic Drive-In and were confused about how to pay your bill, your options for payment are as follows:

  • Cash – Pay your server directly.
  • Credit Card or Debit Card – Usually accepted at the stall where you are parked or other outside readers. Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover are all accepted.
  • My Sonic Gift Card – Also usually accepted at the stall where you park or at walk-up reader.
  • Cell phone: Most Sonic Drive-Ins allow you pay through the Sonic Mobile App. (You can also use Apple Pay when you order ahead via the app, but you can’t use Apple Pay in person via iPhone or Apple Watch.)

Also: Note that you are not expected to tip Sonic carhops/servers, but that doesn’t mean they won’t take your tip, because they absolutely will.