The new Sonic Drive-In restaurant on Kirk Road (Farnsworth) in Aurora within the Wal-Mart shopping center wants to extend their closing time by one hour, from 11pm to midnight.
Despite studies that show there is no impact on the closest neighborhood, they are objecting because they have general issues with the Wal-Mart center overall.
Sonic wants to be consistent with a national advertising campaign that promotes being open until midnight.
With many other fast-food restaurants allowed to be open late, including McDonald's and Taco Bell, is it fair to restrict Sonic or would be reasonable to allow them the extra hour?
The matter will be voted upon at Aurora's City Council on October 13th.