Website: sonicdrivein.com
Closest location: 2819 Kennedy Blvd, North Bergen, N.J.

Sonic is one of the fast food chains we see commercials for but never actually see. We watch with adoring eyes as a car full of happy people pulls into a parking spot with its own devoted menu and private speaker. The family's eyes (and our own) scroll down a long list of desirable items: chili-cheese covered tots, the venerable corndog, and mysterious neon-colored drinks like blue coconut slush, and cherry limeade. And then... a smiling employee rollerskates up to the car with the goods! Of course, this is entirely improbable in NYC's square footage-challenged landscape, but we don't care. We want that purple stuff!