The Sonic chain hasn't moved strongly into greater Upstate New York, but it does keep nibbling at the edges.
The newest link in the drive-in chain will be in front of the former Caldor Plaza on Route 211 in the Town of Walkill, Orange County.
Curiously, the site is not listed among the "new" or "coming soon" locations on Sonic's corporate website.
The fast-food restaurant, known for its roller-skating carhops, is scheduled for a spring 2014 opening, according to franchisee Eric Ring. It will have a double drive-thru, car shows, stalls for cars to drive into and indoor seating,
Although Ring would not announce other locations, he did say the Walkill venue is the first of five Sonics he hopes to open in the next three years.
Other nearby Sonics are in New Windsor and the Kingston area.
The chain is known for its continually innovative drinks, Coney Island dogs, and various hamburger platters.