Fast food drive-in Sonic will host a grand opening Wednesday for its only location in the country serving halal-certified food.
The Dearborn restaurant at Ford Road and Wyoming has a 1950s design in keeping with the eatery's retro theme and offers halal options such as hamburgers, hot dogs and chicken wings.
Catering to the area's large Muslim-American demographic, SONIC is known for its milkshakes and unique fountain drinks. The new location offers inside dining, drive-thru and drive-in stalls.
"Our customers are unbelievably diverse and we're thrilled to be able to offer a menu that is appealing to all people," SONIC spokesperson Deanne Olive said. "When SONIC, an all-American, 1950s drive-in, famous for its milkshakes and carhops, comes to Dearborn, it remarkably caters to the rich mosaic which is Dearborn and the surrounding areas."