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 at all 6 Dick’s Drive-Ins to any veteran or active military member as a way to honor past and present military service.
“It’s a full-meal thank you,” says Jim Spady, vice president of Dick’s Drive-Ins and son of namesake and co-founder Dick Spady. “Nothing compares to the great sacrifice of our veterans and the level of service expressed by our men and women in uniform. They deserve our recognition and gratitude.”
Beginning at 10:30 a.m. until closing on Monday, Nov. 11, all veteran and active duty military members who can show any form of military identification or wear their military uniform will receive one free burger, plus fries, and a regular-sized soda at the Wallingford, Broadway, Holman Road, Lake City, Queen Anne, and Edmonds Dick’s Drive-In locations.
Dick’s is also holding a contest for veterans on the company’s Facebook page. One veteran will be selected to “flip the switch” for the first ever Winter Lights Celebration at the Holman Road Dick’s Drive-In in Ballard. The lighting event is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11 as part of Dick’s 60th Anniversary celebration.
Spady added, “My dad, Dick, served in the Navy in World War II and the Air Force during the Korean War. My mom was in the Navy when she met my dad and my daughter served in the Navy. Our family holds a deep respect and admiration for our veterans and service members.”