Sonic Just Brought Back Its Popular Shark Week Drink

For 33 seasons, Discovery Channel's "Shark Week" has showcased every program, show, and movie shark lovers could possibly dream of. According to Discovery's website, the frenzy kicked off on Sunday, July 24, and will run through Saturday, July 30.

"Shark Week" brings a massive increase in viewership to the network, too. Per LG Ad Solutions, 37% of viewers in 2020 hadn't watched any other show on the Discovery Channel for at least 30 days. But as a result of "Shark Week," the channel gained 13% in net new viewers.

The sheer popularity of "Shark Week" tends to draw in other brands looking to piggyback off of its success. Red Lobster, for example, announced on July 25 that the restaurant was offering free delivery for the remainder of the week. And Sonic shared an Instagram post revealing another special deal — it brought back a limited-time special slush to celebrate "Shark Week."

You can get a free corn dog with your Sonic slush

Sonic revealed in an Instagram post that it's bringing back its "Shark Week" slush. The drink includes blue coconut slush, real strawberries, and shark gummies. Those who order in the app or online will receive a coupon for a free corn dog next time they visit. But that deal is only good through July 27, per the post, which states that the corn dog reward "will be issued directly to your SONIC app within 24 hours of qualifying purchase for use on a future app or online order." It's also limited to one per person.

According to our list of popular Sonic menu items, the corn dog gets pretty rave reviews, which might explain the excitement in the comment section. "So excited for this" and "it's really good" along with, of course, shark emojis, flood the comments.

However, some claim they ordered the drink and it came sans gummy shark. "They didn't put my sharks in my drink the other day," one Instagrammer wrote. Perhaps the sharks weren't swimming that day.