Seattle and Edmonds – Now through November 11th, all RoundUP and Change for Charity donations at Dick’s Drive-In will go to the USO Northwest. Dick’s will match all customer donations up to $5,000 during the week. “For the week leading up to Veterans day, we wanted our crew and our customers to have the opportunity support a great organization serving our local military service members and their families,” said Jasmine Donovan, Executive Vice President and a former US Navy officer. “With our match, we could raise over $10,000 in one week!” Dick’s will also donate directly to their regular charity partners so that no one goes without this week.
The USO Northwest most notably operates the USO center at SeaTac. It is the busiest USO in the entire United States and serves over 750,000 service members and their families throughout the year. The USO Northwest provides support to those who need it the most including military deploying overseas and returning home, military families, wounded warriors and their families and families of the fallen.
Dick’s Drive-Ins will also give free burgers, fries, and sodas in honor of Veterans Day, Friday, Nov. 10th AND Saturday Nov. 11th. 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 both days at all 6 Dick’s Drive-Ins to any veteran or active military member to honor past and present military service.
“It’s a full-meal thank you,” says Jim Spady, president of Dick’s 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. on Friday, Nov. 10 until closing on Saturday, Nov. 11, all veteran and active duty military members who can show any form of military identification, proof of service 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.
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.”
Click here for photos and videos about the partnership and the free meal give away. Photo credit: Dick’s Drive-In Restaurants.