SEATTLE – Dick's Drive-in, a Seattle hamburger institution, has selected Edmonds as the location of its newest restaurant. It's the first new location in 36 years.
In a much awaited announcement, Dick's said the new location will be at 21900 Highway 99, in the northeast corner of the Top Food parking lot.
The announcement comes as the restaurant chain marks the 87th birthday of Dick's co-founder and namesake, Dick Spady.
Last month, Dick's announced plans to build its new restaurant within a 20-mile area north of the original location in Seattle's Wallingford neighborhood. The decision came after an online poll that received more than 115,000 votes.
Dick's started in the Wallingford neighborhood in 1954, selling 19-cent hamburgers and 11-cent French fries. Its other locations are in Crown Hill, Queen Anne, Capitol Hill and Lake City.
The new restaurant will employ about 20 people. Dicks has a reputation for offering higher-than-normal fast food wages plus great benefits and scholarship programs for employees.