Where's the new Dick's Drive-In? Find out Thursday
SEATTLE -- After six months, the wait is nearly over -- Dick’s Drive-In is expected to announce its next location Thursday morning.
The beloved, slow-growing Seattle burger chain announced plans in March to expand south from Seattle. But, in classic Dick's fashion, the chain's owners left it up in the air as to where the new restaurant would be sited. Check back here for the big news, or follow SeattlePI on Facebook.
(Dick's also promises to have the announcement live on its Facebook page.)
Now, though, Dick Spady's heirs are ready to spill the beans. They're expected to announce the expansion site at 10 a.m. in the parking lot of their Wallingford neighborhood location.
South King County residents bested the Eastside in March, after Dick's put the chain's future to a vote. About 170,000 fans voted in the poll. Northsiders won out in 2011, when Dick's expanded into Edmonds. It was the first new Dick's since the Lower Queen Anne one opened in 1974.
The original Dick's, which opened January 1954, is the Broadway post on Northeast 45th Street. At the time, burgers were 19 cents, fries 11 cents and shakes 21 cents.
Dick Spady passed away in January 2016 at age 92. He was a well-regarded community member known for treating his employees and customers well. The franchise is celebrated for its high fast food wages and its $25,000 college scholarships for employees who work at least 20 hours per week.
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