Sonic tips that its first Philadelphia drive-in will begin serving at 6 a.m. Nov. 16 (after a VIP ribbon-cutting event at noon Friday, Nov. 13).

Address: 2201 E. Butler St. (at Aramingo Avenue) in Port Richmond.

Sonic adherents (Cherry Limeades, Tater Tots, Extra-Long Cheese Coneys) view these openings as somewhat of a religious experience.

Hours will be 6 a.m. to midnight.

There are a few Sonics in the 'burbs nowadays, including Lower Bucks locations at 1525 Street Rd. in Bensalem and Levittown Shopping Center (Levittown Parkway and Route 13 in Tullytown).