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Sonic Is Bringing Back This Fan Favorite

Nov 01, 2016

For those who prefer breakfast without utensils, some good news: Sonic is bringing back its "Pancake on a Stick."

The fast-food chain debuted the menu item in 2002 but removed it a few years later. Since its disappearance, Sonic-goers have taken to Facebook and Twitter to demand a comeback.

Sonic listened, and CEO Cliff Hudson first told Business Insider that the Pancake on a Stick would be back come "early spring." The menu item resembles a corndog but is made with a pancake wrapped around a sausage, then attached to a stick.

Sonic isn't the only fast-food chain to rerelease an old favorite after a push from customers.

Last year, Burger King re-introduced Chicken Fries to its menu—but not without the help from Liam Payne, band member of One Direction. The musician suggested in a tweet that he was eating Burger King's Chicken Fries, even though the burger joint had yet to re-introduce them at the time. His tweet may have accidentally led to their return, and they're now a permanent option at Burger King.

And in April of this year, Taco Bell brought two items back: The Beefy Crunch Burrito and the Cheesy Double Beef Burrito. The inspiration came after one fan drove 5,400 miles just to get one of the burritos, and another started the " Beefy Crunch Movement"—a social media campaign dedicated to bringing them back.

Fortune has reached out to Sonic and will update the story if we receive a response.

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