Dick’s food truck hits the road this fall; vote for where it will go first

Dick’s food truck hits the road this fall; vote for where it will go first
(Dick's Drive-In)

SEATTLE — People around Puget Sound can never seem to get enough burgers from Dick’s Drive-In, and there just aren’t enough locations to keep the masses satisfied.

But late this fall, Dick’s will hit the road with its own food truck to spread the joy of the Deluxe to the edges of ... well, we don’t know where yet.

That will be decided by fans, who will have a say about which city the truck will visit FIRST.

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The first Dick’s Drive-In opened Jan. 28th, 1954 in Seattle’s Wallingford neighborhood at 111 N.E. 45th Street. Burgers were 19 cents, fries 11 cents and shakes were 21 cents. Today, the company has seven locations: Wallingford, Broadway, Holman Road, Lake City, Queen Anne, Edmonds and Kent.

The Broadway store opened in 1955, then Holman Road in 1960, Lake City in 1963, and Queen Anne – the only indoor location -- in 1974. For a short time there also was a restaurant near Bellevue Square, which opened in 1965.

When the Edmonds location was announced in 2010 -- on Dick Spady’s 87th birthday -- the online survey gained more than 115,000 votes. That was the first new Dick’s Drive-In location since the Queen Anne restaurant opened 37 years earlier.

The Kent location opened in 2018 after a customer poll, similar to the Edmonds location that opened in 2011.