SEATTLE – Dick's Drive-in, a Seattle hamburger institution, is expected to reveal the location of its newest restaurant Friday morning. It's the first new location in 36 years.
Friday also 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.