Eastside lags in Dick’s Drive-In poll to determine location

September 14, 2010

By Warren Kagarise

NEW — 8 a.m. Sept. 14, 2010

The online poll to help determine the location of a Dick’s Drive-In has accumulated more than 100,000 votes — but the effort to bring the burger joint to the Eastside lags.

The poll is due to remain open until Sunday, so Eastside residents retain a chance to make up ground.

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

The north region — Shoreline, Mountlake Terrace, Lynnwood, Edmonds and South Everett — has outpaced the competition by almost 20 percent.

The restaurant chain has opened a location 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.

“The voting participation has wildly exceeded our expectations,” Jim Spady, Dick’s Drive-In Restaurants vice president and the son of the co-founder and namesake, said in a news release.  “We are now over the 100,000 and counting, and continue to be amazed by the outpouring of enthusiasm for our new restaurant project.  People have been sharing their love for Dick’s burgers, shakes and fries.”

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.

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3 Responses to “Eastside lags in Dick’s Drive-In poll to determine location”

  1. john on September 14th, 2010 11:00 am

    before they hacked the site the eastside had 42% of the vote with 4 diget votes then the site was hacked and we only had 8% with 3 diget votes its an unfair poll !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! they took most of our votes and everett area hacked the site

  2. Steve on September 14th, 2010 2:52 pm

    We Eastsiders are voting at a good pace, too — voting to send Dick’s to the other two regions. :)

  3. Brad on September 15th, 2010 10:20 am

    The East side lost 15000 votes because they came from hackers at the Microsoft Campus, since then you guys have lagged because there’s no support in the East side, and the South has all the close locations already.

    P.S. You guys already had a Dick’s and let it flounder, you blew it and now it’s the North’s turn to get a Dick’s.

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