Yep, this is called "neighbor spoofing", where they fake a source telephone number that is in your area code, or prefix, in an attempt to get you to answer.
This foils our spam call blocking, which is a realtime-response blacklist of high-volume commercial callers which is powered by Nomorobo. Because in neighbor spoofing the numbers are random, and often are actual valid and real numbers - thus the names you see in the caller ID. In other words, if we blocked those numbers, those real and legitimate neighbors would be unable to call any Sonic customers!
Using neighbor spoofing is the next step in the arms race between telemarketers and call blocking by carriers and services. And unfortunately there isn't a good near-term fix. Technology fixes for source call authentication are in discussion in the carrier community, but much of the voice switching technology is so old that retrofitting this sort of security isn't likely. In other words, a call that goes through a twenty year old analog voice switch only carries standard caller ID signals - not whatever new authentication solutions might be developed. So there's not a clear path to a solution.
But in good news, the FCC has taken real enforcement action against a number of US-based robocalling entities that are either engaged in fraud or in illegal practices like caller ID spoofing or disregarding the do-not-call list. For some recent news on enforcement, see:
FCC PROPOSES $82 MILLION FINE FOR SPOOFED ROBOCALLS
Health Insurance Telemarketer Made More Than 21 Million Illegally Spoofed Callshttp://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Release ... 6059A1.pdf
FCC FINES ROBOCALLING PLATFORM ALMOST $3 MILLION FOR ILLEGAL CALLS
Company Facilitated Unwanted Robocalls Despite Commission Warninghttp://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Release ... 5782A1.pdf
ROBOCALL SCAMMER FACES $120 MILLION PROPOSED FINE FOR MASSIVE CALLER ID SPOOFING OPERATION
Timeshare Robocaller Apparently Made Almost 100 Million Illegally-Spoofed Callshttps://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attac ... 5470A1.pdf
All FCC Enforcement Division releases can be found here: https://www.fcc.gov/news-events/headlines/510