Sonic's Gluten Free Menu - Celiac Disease
Nov 23 2009

Sonic's Gluten Free Menu

Sonic Drive In is a growing restaurant chain found all throughout the United States so it only makes sense that we’ve been getting a lot of inquiries lately regarding whether or not they offer a gluten-free menu.  Based upon my initial research online, it looks like Sonic does not offer any gluten-free diet information in print or on their official website, but they do have an official allergen listing which can be found here (PDF).

With that said, we like to be a little more thorough than that and were able to get a company representative at Sonic to give the following list of gluten-free items (they said they are only able to provide a list verbally at this time, nothing is available in writing):

  • Bacon
  • Breakfast sausage patty
  • Egg patty (may be contaminated from cooking on the same griddle as gluten-filled foods)
  • Hamburger (no bun)
  • Hot Dog (no bun)
  • Sliced American cheese
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Pepperjack cheese
  • Ketchup
  • Mustard
  • Marinara sauce
  • Salad dressings (all varieties)
  • Shake mix (shakes may be made in the same container as malts. Ask the staff to clean the container to prevent cross-contamination)
  • Softserve ice cream
  • Hershey’s chocolate syrup
  • Butterfinger, M&M, Reese’s Pieces, and whipped toppings
  • Route 44 drinks (all flavors)
  • Slushes, all flavors in the usual menu

Note: The representative also advised that Sonic’s Tater Tots and French fries are in fact gluten-free, however there may be cross-contamination issues from being fried with gluten-containing menu items.  If you decide to try either of these items please confirm with your local Sonic location that they use a dedicated fryer to avoid a problem.

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Kyle Eslick is the founder of Gluten Free Media, as well as the creator of the popular Celiac Support Groups page. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and now Google+!


  1. Mary says:

    Need to educate your staff and customers do more of us can eat at your place of business your food is good would be nice to k ow if red chili,green chili, and corn dogs are gluten free

  2. Sidney star says:

    M&Ms are not gluten free


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