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. “Many of our customers have asked us to please start accepting credit and debit cards and one of the last major decisions my Dad made was to start us on this path.”
“Moving from cash only to accepting credit and debit cards has been a long process with many challenges. It began over two years ago. We had to replace all of our registers and update all of our systems. “
One of the biggest challenges was how to continue Dick’s Change for Charity program. Dick’s customers have generously donated $1.4 million to their homeless charity partners over the last 18 years. Charities including Mary’s Place, FareStart, Operation Nightwatch and others serving the homeless (see ddir.com/giving for the full list) have come to depend on the regular generosity of Dick’s customers. Eventhough for many customers the physical “change” will be gone, customers can continue to support Change for Charity by Rounding Up for Charity!
Over the next month Dick’s will be testing new equipment at several locations and plans to be accepting credit and debit cards as well as Apple Pay at all six locations by September 2016. See ddir.com/payments for a list of all cards accepted and stay tuned on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for updates.