Burgers in the Backcountry: Everest & The Seven Summits
This Earth Day we’re proud to give you the behind-the-scenes story of Washington Native and Mountaineer Andrew Hughes. As a UW graduate Andrew has used Dick’s Drive-In Restaurant burgers, fries and shakes as fuel in his quest to summit the highest peaks on all seven continents over the last decade!
After summiting the initial six highest summits by 2019, only the world’s highest peak in Everest remained! Alongside many in 2019 (the deadliest year in Everest’s history) Andrew was unable to summit and in fact needed an emergency evac for medical care. Despite that harrowing experience, Andrew has returned this year to complete his goal and summit Everest!
Update: Andrew Hughes reached the summit of Mt. Everest on May 23rd at 10:10AM. Watch his journey on his instagram @andrew_i_hughes
Thank you FareStart for your continued efforts through the COVID crisis! Farestart is one of our charity partners and we’re launching new socks that will donate $3 directly to Farestart! Learn more at ddir.com/giving/. Here’s an inside look at what they do & how they’ve adapted to continue serving our communities in this episode of Burgers in the Backroom.
Jason and Hobbs from Edmonds Police Department
Get an inside look at a local K-9 Unit, who’s occasionally rewarded with Dick’s Drive-In, featuring Officer Jason Robinson & Officer Hobbs of the Edmonds Police Department!
Destination Moon at Museum of Flight
The spacecraft flown on humankind’s first journey to the Moon is the centerpiece of the Museum’s special exhibition. Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission, celebrates that historic flight. Watch as we sit down with Ted Huetter for the inside scoop on the exhibitions only west cost appearance. Destination Moon will be on view April 13 to September 2, and will feature special programs throughout the run of the exhibition, plus a weekend festival during the July 20 50th anniversary of the giant leap for humanity.
We’re a proud sponsor of Base2Space 2018, a fundraising event for Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. We found out all about how Base2Space came to be from founders Dave Mandapat and Mark Grantor, who work at Fred Hutch. Watch and see shots of the worlds first (and only) revolving glass floor, the open air steps of the Space Needle and some brave Dick’s Drive-In employees taking on the challenge!
Seafair with Jimmy Shane
Check us out at Seafair 2018 when we sat down with hydroplane racer and Seattle native, Jimmy Shane. Find out about the brand new Miss Homestreet hydroplane and how many g’s these drivers experience at full speed!
We sat down with former Dick’s Drive-In employee Hannah Reynolds. Watch us drop off burgers at the Alaska Airlines training facility, learn about how the Dick’s scholarship opportunities helped Hannah during her school years, and see an evacuation slide used just for fun!
Woodland Park Zoo
Check us out at WoodLand Park! We talked with former Dick’s employee, Katie Ahl, to find out about daily life at the zoo. Learn about how our tartar sauce comes in buckets, and some of the uses they found for those buckets at the zoo.
Join us as we sit down with the some employees of Seattle Aquarium! Learn about the day to day life for employees, animals, and even watch us make fishsicles for the otters!