Dick's Drive-In opening first new restaurant in 36 years

Dick's Drive-In opening first new restaurant in 36 years

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Dick's Drive-In opening first new restaurant in 36 years

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on August 30, 2010 at 6:53 PM

Updated Tuesday, Aug 31 at 12:28 PM

SEATTLE – Dick's Drive-in, a Seattle hamburger institution, announced Monday it is going to open a new restaurant for the first time in 36 years.

But first, it wants the public's input on where the new joint should be.

"We are considering areas both within the city of Seattle and outside the city of Seattle for the new drive-in. So, anything within 20 miles of the University of Washington is fair game," said Dick's Vice-President Jim Spady.

Dick's has set up a poll for new locations at its website.

Dick's started in Seattle's 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.
 

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