Dick’s Drive-In announces search for new Eastside location

The local popular burger chain is looking for public suggestions on possible properties

Dick’s Drive-In announces search for new Eastside location

Dick’s Drive-In, the popular Seattle burger chain, has announced it’s looking to open a new store on the Eastside.

In a news release Wednesday, Sept. 30, the chain announced that in addition to the launch of a new food truck this fall, the company also selected the Eastside as its next region for a new location.

The territory where Dick’s will select from spans as north as Bothell, as south as Newcastle and as east as Redmond, Issaquah and Sammamish.

The food truck will help Dick’s scout locations on the Eastside that will receive the most business and be a potential homes for the next store in the chain.

“Places where the Food Truck serves the most customers on the Eastside are places where we’ll seriously look for a permanent Eastside location,” President of Dick’s Drive-In Jasmine Donovan stated in a press release.

Right now there is no set timeline for the new Eastside location, but they are looking for help on property suggestions and potential locations for sale along the Eastside. Those tips can be sent to ddir.com/Eastside.

The company shared on its website it is looking for a location that meets these criteria:

  1. Easy access in and out of the parking lot to a busy, regularly traveled road
  2. Close to multiple schools and/or colleges
  3. Close to 24-hour employers (Hospitals)
  4. Close proximity to other essential businesses (grocery stores)
  5. At least one acre in size and/or part of a larger parking lot

The most recent stores for the chain include Edmonds in 2011 and Kent in 2018.

“We paid $1 million for almost an acre of land in Edmonds, and less than that for 2 acres of land in Kent. We know land on the Eastside is very expensive right now. Although, we are prepared to spend more for a good site, we are not sure we can afford the land that we need. We are asking for help from our Eastside customers and cities to help us find an affordable location,” Donovan stated.

The new location is also anticipated to create 50 jobs with health insurance for all employees and scholarships for those working at least 20 hours a week. Dick’s also known for offering high wages compared to other food industry jobs.

Recently customers voted for the top five locations they wanted to see a food truck, and the winners were Bellevue, Bellingham, Everett, Renton and West Seattle.


In consideration of how we voice our opinions in the modern world, we’ve closed comments on our websites. We value the opinions of our readers and we encourage you to keep the conversation going.

Please feel free to share your story tips by emailing editor@mi-reporter.com.

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website https://www.mi-reporter.com/submit-letter/. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) We reserve the right to edit letters, but if you keep yours to 300 words or less, we won’t ask you to shorten it.

[flipp]

More in Business

t
Time’s up for Francisco as he retires

He surveys thousands of old watch batteries awaiting recycling.

Don C. Brunell is a business analyst, writer and columnist. He recently retired as president of the Association of Washington Business, the state’s oldest and largest business organization, and now lives in Vancouver. He can be contacted at thebrunells@msn.com.
Coronavirus stimulates RV sales and rentals | Brunell

Before the pandemic came ashore, the number of active camping households was increasing.

Dick’s Drive-In announces search for new Eastside location
Dick’s Drive-In announces search for new Eastside location

The local popular burger chain is looking for public suggestions on possible properties

Stock photo
Union files charges against QFC, Fred Meyer over Black Lives Matter button ban

Grocery store workers condemn ban; QFC spokesperson says wristband options available to employees

Mercer Island Martial Arts kicks into online classes
Mercer Island Martial Arts kicks into online classes

Business has been thriving on the Island for 23-plus years.

Facebook purchases unused Bellevue REI headquarters
Facebook purchases unused Bellevue REI headquarters

The companies will also each donate $1 million to the Eastrail

Mercer Island business survey results released
Mercer Island business survey results released

Survey completed by 269 businesses.

Amazon adds more office space to Bellevue, now as many new jobs as HQ2
Amazon adds more office space to Bellevue, now as many new jobs as HQ2

The office space for an additional 10,000 jobs, making it 25,000 coming to downtown, is expected to complete in 2023.

The pandemic’s roots: UW Bothell team models the coronavirus
The pandemic’s roots: UW Bothell team models the coronavirus

A team of computational scientists has developed web-based software that maps the virus’ protein spikes.

Free face masks available at King County Safeway locations
Free face masks available at King County Safeway locations

Stores to distribute 750,000 purchased by King County starting Aug. 24

Don Brunell
Coronavirus comeback for Alaska Airlines?

It is no secret that airlines were clobbered by the coronavirus pandemic.… Continue reading

Survey on tap for Mercer Island business owners
Survey on tap for Mercer Island business owners

An 18-question survey is now online geared toward Mercer Island business owners… Continue reading