Sonic Drive-In is an American drive-in fast-food restaurant chain based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. As of August 31, 2011, there were 3,561 restaurants in 43 U.S. states, serving approximately 3 million customers per day. In 2011, it was ranked 10th in QSR Magazine’s rankings of the top 50 quick-service and fast-casual restaurant brands in the nation. Known for its use of carhops on roller skates, the company annually hosts a competition to determine the top skating carhop in its system. It also hosts, with Dr Pepper, an internal competition between drive-in employees. The company's slogan is “America’s Drive-In.”
Nampa (i//) is the largest and the fastest growing city in Canyon County, Idaho, USA. The population of Nampa was 81,557 at the 2010 census. Nampa is located about 20 miles (32 km) west of Boise along Interstate 84, and six miles (10 km) west of Meridian. Nampa is a principal city of the Boise-Nampa metropolitan area. The name "Nampa" came from a Shoshone word whose meaning is either moccasin or footprint, but not paw-print.
Nampa began its life in the early 1880s when the Oregon Short Line Railroad built a line from Granger, Wyoming, to Huntington, Oregon, which passed through Nampa. More railroad lines sprang up running through Nampa, making it a very important railroad town. Alexander and Hannah Duffes established one of the town's first homesteads, eventually forming the Nampa Land and Improvement Company with the help of their friend and co-founder, James McGee. In spite of the name, many of the first settlers referred to the town as "New Jerusalem" because of the strong religious focus of its citizens. After only a year the town had grown from 15 homes to 50. As new amenities were added to the town, Nampa continued its growth and was incorporated in 1890.
Sonic the Hedgehog refers to the video game seriesSonic the Hedgehog, released by Sega, and starring its eponymous mascot, the video game character Sonic the Hedgehog. The video game series is the primary product in a multimedia franchise, include products in a wide range of media.
Nampa Gateway Center is a 850,000 sq ft (79,000 m2) lifestyle center located in Nampa, Idaho, United States. The shopping center opened August 3, 2007 with the opening of the center's JCPenney department store, marking the return of the retail chain to Nampa after a 19 year absence. The center was one of the keystones in the overall revitalization of Nampa's downtown in 2005.
In January 2008, Sports Authority announced it would close its old Nampa location near Karcher Mall and construct a new 35,000 sq ft (3,300 m2) store in the shopping center. In August 2008, Macy's announced it too would closes it Karcher Mall store in late 2009 to move to the shopping center. Sports Authority opened in September 2009 and Macy's opening in October 2009. A branch of the Idaho Athletic Club opened at the Nampa Gateway Center in 2009. Nampa's second Edwards Cinemas opened in the center in November 2010.
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College of Western Idaho (CWI) is an American public community college located in Nampa, Idaho. It serves the Boise metropolitan area.
Canyon County is a county located in the U.S. state of Idaho. At the 2010 Census, the county had a population of 188,923. The county seat is Caldwell, and its largest city is Nampa.]citation needed[. Canyon County is part of the Boise City–Nampa, Idaho Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Hudson's Bay Company established Fort Boise in 1834 near what is now Parma, but abandoned it in 1855. Migrants traveled through Canyon County on the Oregon Trail. The Oregon Short Line Railroad was completed in the area in 1883.
The Boise City–Nampa, Idaho Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) (commonly known as the Boise Metropolitan Area or the Treasure Valley), as defined by the United States Census Bureau, is an area consisting of five counties in southwestern Idaho, anchored by the cities of Boise and Nampa. It is the state's largest officially designated metropolitan area and includes Idaho's three largest cities – Boise, Nampa, and Meridian. Nearly 40 percent of Idaho's total population lives in the area.
As of the 2010 census, the MSA had a population of 616,561. The metro area is currently the third largest in the US section of the Pacific Northwest after Seattle and Portland. It is the 86th largest metropolitan area in the United States overall.