Just like the 2010 process that resulted in an Edmonds location, Dick's Drive-In just launched an online poll asking fans where it should open its next mecca of late-night postlibational burgers and fries. Jim Spady, son of the chain's late founder, told the Seattle Times the company is looking "east and south"."
According to the specifics of the poll, "south" technically means West Seattle, South Seattle, Renton, Burien, SeaTac, Tukwila, Kent, Auburn, Normandy Park, Des Moines or Federal Way. "East" could mean Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland, Bothell, Mercer Island, Issaquah, Sammamish, or Woodinville. Cast your vote for one directional or the other; if you want to advocate for a specific city or address, the company suggests you take to social media.
Online voting is open until March 24. This is the part where I'd generally urge you to hit up the poll and make your feelings known. Except, as of Monday afternoon, a massive rush of voting fans has crashed the company's website. If that happens again, you can also vote here.
Get ready for new location of this 63-year-old Seattle burger institution to debut in early 2018.