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Sonic Drive-In off Yellowstone Highway remains closed after fire in March


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IDAHO FALLS — A local fast food restaurant that’s been closed for nearly four months due to a fire, has no confirmed date for reopening yet.

The Sonic Drive-In that has been closed since March is located on 1650 South Yellowstone Highway in Idaho Falls.

“While we look forward to reopening our drive-in to serve our guests in Idaho Falls as quickly as we’re safely able to do so, we don’t yet have a confirmed date for the reopening of the South Yellowstone Highway store. We’ll be sure to share an update on the reopening once timing is available,” said Brent Reams, a public relations manager for Sonic Drive-In.

An early morning fire at the fast-food restaurant on March 8 started in the kitchen fryers. The fire had spread up the walls and into the structure. According to a spokeswoman with the Idaho Falls Fire Department, a Sonic employee had called dispatch reporting the fryers were on fire. Fortunately, there were no reported injuries.

RELATED: No injuries reported in early morning fire at drive-in restaurant

Yellow caution tape remains up and around the building since March when the fire broke out. The drive-thru menus have been taken down.

Sonic Drive In
Sonic Drive-In off Yellowstone Highway. | Andrea Olson,
no drive thru menus
Empty drive-thru menus. | Andrea Olson,