Dick’s Drive-In asks residents to pick restaurant location

September 7, 2010

By Staff

Sure, Issaquah has a Triple XXX Rootbeer Drive-in, but someday soon the city could host another iconic burger joint: Dick’s Drive-In.

The longtime Seattle chain announced plans last week to open a sixth location in the Greater Seattle metropolitan area. The location hinges on votes cast at www.dicksdrivein.com. The poll closes Sept. 30.

Votes could be a deciding factor as the 57-year-old chain picks a location.

The contest divvies up Greater Seattle into three regions. The east region includes Issaquah, Bellevue, Bothell, Kirkland, Mercer Island, Redmond and Sammamish.

Dick’s has not opened a restaurant since the Queen Anne location 36 years ago. The chain includes the original restaurant in Wallingford, plus outposts in Capitol Hill, Crown Hill and Lake City.

“We are very excited to make this historic expansion after 36 years,” Jim Spady — vice president of Dick’s Drive-Ins and son of co-founder and namesake, Dick Spady — said in a news release. “And we want to involve our customers and the community, asking everyone to help us find the best location for our next restaurant.”

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