Press Releases

WHAT DO YOU DO ON A FALL SUNDAY IN SEATTLE WHEN THE HAWKS HAVE A BYE? GO FOR A WALK, GRAB A BURGER AND #ROUNDUP FOR CHARITY AT DICK’S DRIVE-IN!
September 20, 2016
Seattle – On Sunday, October 9th BOTH Gravity Payments and Dick’s Drive-In will match all RoundUp for Charity donations made by Dick’scustomers, up to $5,000. That means together we could raise $15,000 for our partner charities in ONE DAY! Just go to your nearest Dick’s Drive-In and say “RoundUp for...
Cashless in Seattle? Dick’s to accept credit cards by September 2016
July 28, 2016
Seattle & Edmonds – After 62 years of accepting only cash, Dick’s Drive-In will also be accepting credit and debit cards at all locations by September 2016. “The only reason people still carry cash in this city is to eat at Dick’s Drive-In,” says Jim Spady, president of Dick’s Drive-Ins....
Seattle Companies Lead The Charge To Ensure NO CHILD SLEEPS OUTSIDE This Winter
November 13, 2014
Dick’s Drive-In, evo, Vulcan Inc., The Space Needle/Seattle Hospitality Group, Evolution Projects, and the Harrelson family team together with the Seahawks Women’s Association to launch a unique online crowdfunding campaign to benefit Mary’s PlaceSEATTLE – Nov. 12, 2014 – The weather has turned cold, wet and dark and 550 families,...
Join the Dick’s Charity Walk-A-Thon To Help the Homeless
September 4, 2014
Dick's Drive-In Restaurant is proud to announce the 4th Annual Dick's Drive-In Walk-A-Thon this Sunday, September 7th! Join us for 1 Day, 6 Dick's Drive-In locations & 22 Miles as we walk and raise money to support our Change for Charity partners helping the homeless in our community. If you...
Calling all 2014 grads! Grab your FREE cheeseburgers now thru June 21 Dick’s Drive-In grad giveaway celebrates academic achievement and over $1.3 million in employee college scholarships
May 20, 2014
Seattle - It's that time of year when senioritis and "all-nighters" give way to graduation celebrations and free cheeseburgers! Dick's Drive-In Restaurants announced today their 19th annual grad giveaway with a free cheeseburger or regular hamburger, now through June 21, for any high school or college graduates who show up...
The Seattle region’s classic burger joint turns 60 tomorrow! Dick’s Drive-In Restaurants celebrates anniversary with 2-for-1 cheeseburgers on Tuesday and 10-cent Coke prices on Friday (the 1954 price for Cokes!).
January 27, 2014
Seattle - It's been an amazing year of sharing old memories and making news ones at all six restaurants, from old cars in Lake City to a block party on Broadway. Dick's turns the big 6-0 is this week. Here’s how we are going to celebrate. TUESDAY, Jan. 28th ONLY,...
It’s a Dick’s full meal thank you for veterans and military members Dick’s Drive-Ins to honor military service with free burgers, fries, and sodas on Veterans Day, Monday, November 11
November 4, 2013
Seattle - Dick's Drive-In Restaurants announced today free burgers, fries, and sodas in honor of Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11. Any burger on the menu including the famous, quarter-pound Dick's Deluxe, plus an order of, Dick's hand-cut fries and a 16 ounce soda will be served free throughout the day...
Dick Spady’s 90th Birthday Message
October 15, 2013
Dear Friends of Dick's Drive-In Restaurants, Today I am 90 years young! The drive-in restaurant that many people said wouldn't amount to much will soon turn 60 and now consists of sixDick's Drive-In locations! Both milestones are remarkable and would not have been possible without the love and support of...
On Broadway it’s the ultimate Block Party for Dick’s 60th Anniversary In Seattle style, Dick’s Drive-Ins to bring live music, craft beer, and Broadway’s biggest posse ever as fans gather to celebrate the hometown favorite burger joint
September 5, 2013
Seattle - It's the ultimate Broadway Block Party complete with local Seattle bands, craft brews, and two surprise guests for the biggest posse gathering in the company's history. Dick's Drive-Ins announced today that they are closing Broadway Avenue between East John Street and East Denny Way this Sunday, Sept. 8...
Calling all 2013 grads! Grab your FREE cheeseburgers now thru June 21 Dick’s Drive-In grad giveaway celebrates academic achievement and over $1.3 million in employee college scholarships
June 7, 2013
Seattle - It's that time of year when senioritis and "all-nighters" give way to graduation celebrations and free cheeseburgers! Dick's Drive-In Restaurants announced today their 18th annual grad giveaway with a free cheeseburger or regular hamburger, now through June 21, for any high school or college graduates who show up...
The Seattle region’s classic burger joint is about to turn 59! Dick’s Drive-In Restaurants to celebrate anniversary with 1954 prices on Cokes and the famous 2-for-1 cheeseburger special
January 22, 2013
Seattle - You may have sang the tunes of Bill Haley and The Comets, or Seattle greats Heart, Nirvana, Sir-Mix-A-lot or Macklemore, but for almost 6 decades, Dick's Drive-Ins has been the classic place to hangout, make memories, and enjoy great burgers, hand-cut fries, and old fashioned shakes no matter...
It’s a Dick’s full meal thank you for veterans and military members Dick’s Drive-Ins to honor military service with free burgers, fries, and sodas on Veterans Day, Sunday, November 11.
November 5, 2012
Seattle - Dick's Drive-In Restaurants, Inc. announced today free burgers, fries, and sodas in honor of Veterans Day, Sunday, Nov. 11. Any burger on the menu including the famous, quarter-pound Dick's Deluxe, plus an order of, Dick's hand-cut fries and a 16 ounce soda will be served free throughout the...
Can You Say FREE burgers? Dick’s Drive-Ins announces their famous 2-for-1 cheeseburger giveaway Launches Code Word Campaign for customers
October 16, 2012
What's better than a cheeseburger hot off the grill? A FREE Dick's cheeseburger hot off the grill! Dick's Drive-In Restaurants, Inc. announced today that they are bringing back the famous 2-for-1 hamburgers and cheeseburgers on Monday, Oct. 22nd, 3:00 to 10:00 p.m. only at all six restaurants. But there's a...
Happy 89th Birthday Dick Spady!
October 15, 2012
In honor of Dick's Drive-Ins' President and co-founder, Dick Spady's 89th birthday, people shared special memories that spanned over 45 years and six decades! We treasure every one of them, but here are a few of our favorites...enjoy a fun run down memory lane! Bob Blackburn My dad was the...
Calling all 2012 grads! Grab your FREE cheeseburgers now thru June 21 Dick’s Drive-In grad giveaway is company’s opportunity to say “congratulations” and celebrate over $1.2 million in college scholarships
June 6, 2012
Seattle - It's that time of year when senioritis and "all-nighters" give way to graduation celebrations and free cheeseburgers! Dick's Drive-In Restaurants, Inc. announced today their 17th annual grad giveaway, now through June 21, with free cheeseburgers or regular hamburgers for any high school or college graduates who show up...
Congratulations to our Dick’s 80’s Flashback winners!
March 30, 2012
Douglas "Stringtie" Creson: The 80's Buzz Scooter Club Every Sunday at noon we would meet at Dick's on Broadway for lunch while we planned our day's ride. Every week 20-30 Vespa and Lambretta scooters would lineup in the parking lot for our weekly ride to a local landmark such as...
Dick’s Drive-In is going Back to the Future with SIFF Cinema 80’s Flashback fun and prizes
March 26, 2012
Favorite Dick's Memory: It's an 80's Flashback contest! If you lived through big hair, Max Headroom, and the sage advice of Ferris Bueller and Alex Keaton, then share with us your favorite Dick's Drive-In memory and win some fun prizes. We're going Back to the Future with SIFF Cinema as...
Dick’s Drive-Ins Makes Special Holiday Appeal for Homeless Children Donations to company’s Change For Charity program in December to house homeless families with children
December 1, 2011
Seattle – Dick's Drive-In Restaurants is hoping customer's spare change adds up to big support for local homeless children and their families this holiday season. The famed restaurant chain announced today that all customer donations through the Change For Charity program will focus on this critical need during December. "Many...
Dick’s Burger Blast for Local Veterans and Military Members Dick’s Drive-Ins to honor military service with free hamburgers and cheeseburgers on Veterans Day
November 9, 2011
Seattle – Dick's Drive-In Restaurants, Inc. announced today free hamburgers and cheeseburgers in honor of Veterans Day, Friday, Nov. 11. Free burgers will be served throughout the day at all 6 Dick's Drive-In Restaurants to any veteran or active military member as a way to honor past and present military...
New Dick’s in Edmonds smashes company records! Most burgers sold in single day as fans flock to new drive-in
October 24, 2011
Seattle – Dick's Drive-In Restaurants, Inc. announced today that its new Edmonds restaurant smashed the previous all-time records for most burgers sold and total sales. On Friday, Edmonds fans consumed more burgers in a single day at a single restaurant in the company's 57-year history - and by over 30...
Fire up those grills! It’s time to OPEN! Dick’s Drive-Ins announces Grand Opening for new Edmonds location
October 18, 2011
Seattle – Dick's Drive-In Restaurants, Inc. announced today that the grand opening of its new Edmonds restaurant is set for this Thursday, Oct. 20, at 3:00 PM. The new drive-in, located at 21910 Hwy 99 in Edmonds, is 1 mile west of I-5 off exit 179 at 220th Street SW....
FAQs: Orange Ticket Contest for Dick’s Edmonds Grand Opening
October 3, 2011
WHAT: 12 Orange Tickets awarded to the first fans who find them and provide the correct password to the Dick's representative. Four Orange Tickets are reserved for high school students enrolled at Edmonds-Woodway, Lynnwood, Meadowdale and Mountlake Terrace high schools. One Orange Ticket is also reserved for a high school...
Dick’s launches “Orange Ticket” Contest for Grand Opening! Who will be the first fans to eat a Dick’s burger at the new Edmonds drive-in?
September 26, 2011
Seattle – Willy Wonka had his golden ticket, now Dick's has the Orange Ticket. Seattle's hometown favorite, Dick's Drive-In Restaurants, Inc., announced today a contest to select those lucky fans who will be the first to sink their teeth into a juicy Dick's burger at the Grand Opening of the...
Dick’s Sign of the Times! Installation set for iconic Dick’s Drive-In sign at new Edmonds location
September 12, 2011
Seattle – Dick's Drive-In Restaurants, Inc., announced today a major milestone toward completion of its first new drive-in in 37 years. Plans are set for Wednesday, Sept. 14, at 9:00 a.m. to install the company's new pylon sign along Hwy 99 in Edmonds at 220th Street SW. Press availability is...
Dick’s Now Hiring for New Restaurant in Edmonds! Grand Opening likely before Thanksgiving
August 30, 2011
Seattle – It's been a top question for burger fans everywhere – when will Dick's Drive-In Restaurants begin hiring for the new Edmonds restaurant? The company announced today that applications for the Edmonds drive-in are now being accepted at all of Dick's 5 Seattle restaurants. Hiring will start by mid-September...
Dick’s Drive-Ins’ Customer Charity Program Tops Half-Million Milestone 2011 also includes largest single month donation in program’s history
July 6, 2011
Seattle – Extra customer change at Dick's Drive-Ins has added up to big support for homeless shelters throughout the Seattle area and disaster relief efforts. The famed restaurant chain announced today that its Change4Charity program hit the half-million mark this week with over $500,000 in donations collected from customers who...
Dick’s Drive-In Heeds the Call of North End Burger Lovers! Construction begins Thursday on new Edmonds restaurant
May 19, 2011
Seattle – Burger lovers rejoice! With a backhoe and balloons, Dick Spady, co-founder and namesake of Dick's Drive-In Restaurants, Inc., broke ground today at the new site for the first restaurant since 1974. Local dignitaries, Spady family members, and 7 lucky fans helped launch construction for the new Edmonds Dick's...
Dick’s Drive-In Heeds the Call of North End Burger Lovers! Construction begins Thursday on new Edmonds restaurant
May 17, 2011
Seattle – We've heard your cries, read your stories, followed your Facebook posts, and longed for this day too – it's time for burger fans to rejoice! Dick's Drive-In Restaurants announced today that it has closed on the purchase of the Edmonds property and construction of the new drive-in is...
Dick’s Burger Blast for Local Veterans and Military Members Dick’s Drive-Ins to honor military service with free hamburgers and cheeseburgers on Veterans Day
November 4, 2010
Seattle – Dick's Drive-In Restaurants, Inc. announced today free hamburgers and cheeseburgers in honor of Veterans Day, Thursday, Nov. 11. Free burgers will be served throughout the day at all five Dick's Drive-In Restaurants to any veteran or active military member as a way to honor past and present military...
A new Dick’s Drive-In is coming to Edmonds! Company announces agreement to purchase property from TOP Food & Drug on Highway 99 and 220th Street SW
October 15, 2010
Seattle – After a 7 week search, Dick's Drive-In Restaurants announced today that it has reached agreement with the owners of the TOP Food & Drug stores to purchase land in Edmonds to build the first new Dick's Drive-In restaurant in 36 years. The property is located at 21900 Highway...
Media Advisory: New Location Announcement
October 14, 2010
Dick's Drive-Ins plans to make a major announcement regarding their new restaurant location. A press conference is scheduled as follows: WHEN: Friday, Oct. 15th 10:00 AM WHERE: Dick's Drive-In, Wallingford 111 NE 45th Street Seattle, 98105 Map directions WHO: Spady family members Friday also marks Dick's co-founder and namesake, Dick...
Over 115,000 Dick’s Customers Vote in Online Poll! North Wins with 46 percent, South takes second, East third place Video contest winners announced – ads pitch favorite cities north
September 20, 2010
Seattle – After a phenomenal customer response to an online poll, Dick's Drive-In Restaurants announced today plans to focus their search for a new restaurant location within a 20 mile area north of the original Dick's in Wallingford. After almost 3 weeks of voting, the north region, including Shoreline, Mountlake...
Dick’s Online Customer Poll Crosses 100,000 Vote Threshold North still leads at 47 percent of voting totals
September 13, 2010
Seattle -- Crossing a major threshold in an online customer poll, Dick's Drive-In Restaurants announced today that 100,000 people have voted on where to build the next Dick's Drive-In. The milestone vote occurred at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 11 just in time for dinner. The company plans to extend...
Dick’s Online Customer Poll to Continue Through Sept. 19th Video contest also extended through next week
September 10, 2010
Seattle -- Dick's Drive-In Restaurants announced today that the online customer poll on where to build the next Dick's Drive-In will be available until Sunday, Sept. 19. The company is also extending the video contest for the restaurant expansion until Sept. 19. As of Friday morning, over 96,000 had voted...
Dick’s Drive-Ins Launches Video Contest for New Restaurant Calls on customers to help pitch their favorite future location
September 3, 2010
Seattle - As part of their customer campaign to select a new restaurant location, Seattle's iconic Dick's Drive-In Restaurants announced today a video contest for their fans. Video contest rules include the following: Theme: Let us know in 20 seconds why we should build a Dick's in your neighborhood? Keep...
Seattle’s Famed Dick’s Drive-Ins Announces Historic Expansion First question – where to build the first new Dick’s in 36 years?
August 31, 2010
Seattle - Where to build the next Dick's Drive-In Restaurant? That is the question. After 36 years and millions of burgers and fries, Seattle's famed Dick's Drive-In Restaurants today announced plans to build a new drive-in somewhere in the Seattle metro area by calling on customers and fans to help...
Dick’s Drive-Ins Hits 100k Milestone on Facebook
August 11, 2010
Seattle - Seattle's famed Dick's Drive-In Restaurant announced today that they had reached the milestone of 100,000 Facebook friends on the official Dick's Drive-In Facebook page at 12:45 a.m. Wednesday morning. "We're delighted and humbled that so many people are part of the Dick's Drive-In Facebook family," says Jim Spady,...
Lake City Dick’s Drive-In to Reopen April 5 Repairs on-track after crash damages historic restaurant
April 1, 2010
Seattle - One of Seattle's famed Dick's Drive-In Restaurants plans to reopen for business Monday, April 5 during regular hours from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. The Lake City Dick's, 12325 30th Ave N., Seattle, closed for repairs after sustaining damage when a car crashed into the front of the...