The restaurant technology industry is mourning the death of John Robinson, director of retail technology at SONIC Drive-In, who died August 15 after a battle with cancer. He was 49 years old.
Robinson was a long-time employee of SONIC. His career began in 1988 as a carhop.
“John’s influence resonates far and wide throughout both the SONIC and Inspire Brands organizations. His journey with SONIC began in 1988 as a dedicated carhop, exemplifying an unwavering commitment to the SONIC brand. As his career progressed, he transitioned to a role within the corporate side of the brand in 2002. John devoted a tenure of 34+ years to our organization, leaving in his wake a legacy characterized by achievements and a genuine care for the well-being of our restaurant and support center teams and franchisees,” reads a statement from the company.