Today marked the opening of the first area- Sonic Drive-In restaurant, followed by the opening of at least 16 other fast food restaurants (as of this writing) along a one mile stretch of Union Road in Cheektowaga.
Western New Yorkers lined up to see such restaurants as Shoney’s, Del Taco, Hardee’s, Bojangles, In-N-Out Burger, El Pollo Loco, Carl’s Jr., Chick-fil-A, Rally’s, and welcomed back old favorites such as Long John Silver’s Ponderosa, as well as new additional locations of Pizza Hut, Arby’s, Johnny Rockets, Wendy’s, McDonald’s, Subway, Taco Bell, Burger King, Domino’s, Popeye’s and more.
Oddly enough, Rally’s and Checkers are the same restaurant, just with different names. That didn’t stop them or Carl’s Jr and Hardees from opening up right next to each other. It also didn’t stop hungry Western New Yorkers, who lined up outside each location hours before opening.
Wheezed Cheektowaga native Jed Porkins:
“I think the area is finally turning around. You can judge the success of a region by how many fast food restaurants are packed along their roads! I’ll never cook again!”
Porkins then began to break out into a flop-sweat, clutching his arm and gasping for air.
Cheektowaga Town Supervisor Mary F. Holtz couldn’t be happier about all the businesses opening in Cheektowaga:
“With increased traffic from all over the WNY region by it’s residents, coupled with the Canadian visitors coming to our mall and hitting up one of dozens of greasy fast food chains in the town, we expect tax revenues to increase many-fold. And with the opening up of the Cheektowaga Heart Center, we plan on giving the Buffalo Medical Corridor a run for their money!”
Holtz also announced plans for Cheektowaga to set up public use defibrillators along every street corner along Union Road’s “
fats fast food district”.