Local & Regional
12:52 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

Rather Than New Casino, Tribe Opens Hamburger Stand

A car hop at Sonic
Credit Sonic

WYANDOTTE, Okla. (AP) — The Wyandotte Nation has opened up the first Sonic Drive-In owned by a Native American tribe.

The restaurant opened Monday. It's located in Seneca, Mo., about 10 miles from the tribe's headquarters in Wyandotte, Okla.

A sacred pipe ceremony and ribbon cutting marked the opening for the restaurant.

Wyandotte Nation Chief Billy Friend said the tribe is excited about the opening. He said the tribe believes the restaurant will be another economic development for the Nation.

Seneca Chamber of Commerce President Josh Dodson said the Sonic Drive-In will be a great asset to the community.