5 months after hundreds of on-line voters selected South Seattle over the Eastside because the area the place they’d most need to get a Dick’s Drive-In restaurant, the favored burger chain selected Kent because the successful locale.
In an announcement Thursday morning — proven reside on Fb — from its first-ever restaurant in Seattle’s Wallingford neighborhood, Dick’s president Jim Spady and his daughter Jasmine introduced that Kent had crushed out different contenders reminiscent of West Seattle, Renton, Burien, SeaTac, Tukwila, Auburn, Normandy Park, Des Moines and Federal Means.
The brand new restaurant will be situated Close to Highline Faculty on SR 99/Pacific Freeway South about 5 miles south of Sea-Tac Airport. It will be the seventh eatery within the chain, which was began in 1954 by founder Dick Spady.
“We are able to solely do one restaurant at a time, we’re only a household enterprise,” Jim Spady stated within the Fb Stay video, including that it’s a tricky time to be shopping for property as a result of individuals need a very excessive worth for that property.
Specials visitors ended the suspense. Kent Mayor Sue Cooke, joined by the mascot for the Kent-based Seattle Thunderbirds hockey workforce, carried out an indication saying their city because the winner.
“Yayyy! We’re No. 1,” Cooke stated whereas leaping up and down.
The restaurant is a Seattle establishment and small adjustments have crept in in recent times, together with the acceptance of modern forms of payment after an extended standing coverage of money solely. The Queen Anne location even performed host to a Snapchat Spectacles vending bot earlier this yr, and followers circled the restaurant to get their palms on the high-tech digicam glasses.