OKLAHOMA CITY – Sonic Drive-In is expanding its drink menu with freshly brewed green iced tea and five sugar-free flavor mix-ins, which include peach, mango, raspberry, blackberry and mint.
“Consumers have shown increased interest in green tea in recent years due to the refreshing taste and widely touted health benefits,” said James O’Reilly, chief marketing officer. “We recognized this growing trend and took the opportunity to be one of the first national quick-service restaurants to offer freshly brewed green iced tea. And because we are all about choices, we didn’t launch just one or two iced tea varieties, but launched sweet and diet green iced tea with five new sugar-free flavor mix-ins. These new flavors, combined with our thousands of other iced tea flavor options, make it fun to make healthy choices.”
The diet green iced tea and flavor mix-ins are sweetened with Splenda and contain no artificial flavors or colors.“After months of thoughtful iced tea mixology, we’ve nailed it,” said Clas Petersson, vice-president of product innovation. “The flavor profile of green iced tea differs greatly from our other drink options, so the flavor mix-ins we created had to be equally special. We chose these five new flavors because of the way they complement the green iced tea and black iced tea, and also because of the ability to add them to our pre-existing drink line-up, expanding our flavor offerings to our extremely creative and experimental guests.”