For the first time, a Dick’s Drive-In is opening a burger restaurant in a city south of Seattle.
In March, the Seattle-based burger chain known for its inexpensive burgers and fries announced it would leave it to diners to vote on where the next location would be. The list included the east side as well as south-end cities, but that was whittled to one area. The south end won.
The drive-in has announced the winning city of that south-of-Seattle location. The restaurant will be in Kent. It will be near Highline College on Pacific Highway South. It’s going on an eight-acre vacant lot near where the Midway Drive-In once operated. This is the seventh restaurant for the 63-year-old company.
The company expects to break ground soon with the goal of opening in fall 2018.
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Sorry, Tacomans, our city was never a consideration for a location. There were no other Pierce County cities listed on the online poll that determined the future home of a Dick’s Drive-In. Perhaps Pick-Quick and Frisko Freeze are just too much competition? (Insert sly wink here.)