Franke and Kessler assume management positions with the drive-thru chain. 

Sonic named Bob Franke, senior vice president of franchise sales and international development, and Thomas Kessler, senior director of franchise sales.

Franke previously served as senior vice president of franchise services for Sonic. His career in the restaurant industry began at McDonald's Corporation, where he worked his way from crew member to managing director of McDonald's Europe and Latin America. He continued his career in senior management positions with companies such as Mrs. Fields Famous Brands and Epcon Franchising, the largest franchised home builder in the U.S.

Kessler joins Sonic from Cartwright Companies/Global GS3, where he worked as a global business advisor. Prior to his work with Cartwright Companies, Kessler served as the vice president of sales for RE/MAX International.