Rhode Island is getting its first Sonic Drive In restaurant. The first Sonic in the state is opening in September on Putnam Pike in Smithfield. Sonic currently has 35-hundred locations, including eateries in neighboring Massachusetts and Connecticut. The first New England Sonic opened in Peabody, Massachusetts in 2009. The new location will have indoor dining for up to 70 people, and will also have ten drive up stalls that will be served by carhops on roller skates.