The iconic burger joint is being redesigned for the first time.
SEATTLE – This is bittersweet news for burger fans. Dick’s Drive-In on Seattle’s Capitol Hill is temporarily closed for renovation.
The closure is slated to begin on December 13, and the company hopes to reopen in the spring of 2022.
The Broadway location north of Denny Way has never been converted since it was first built in 1954, according to a company’s Facebook post.
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For those horrified at the thought of making a change at this classic drive-in burger joint, don’t worry. The company said the exterior will not see any changes and the remodeling will focus entirely on the interior.
Dear customers, our Broadway location will be closed for renovation on Monday, December 13th. This location does not have …
Posted by Dick’s Drive In Restaurant on Wednesday Nov 10th, 2021
Updates to the structure include new plumbing and electrics, new built-in coolers, and some upgraded equipment.
The company also thanked its landlord at the location and wrote: “It is a wonderful example of a family business that has worked for generations [one] Another.”
Workers at the Broadway location will be relocated to other Dick’s drive-in locations during the remodeling, and will be back when completed, according to the company.
Dick’s Drive-In will continue to visit parts of the Puget Sound region with its popular food truck.
The restaurant chain recently announced it was raising starting wages to $ 19 an hour in an attempt to fill dozens of vacancies. The wage will rise to $ 20 per hour immediately upon completing a skill test.
Dick’s Drive-In is working on the opening of a new location in Bellevue, for which 50 new employees are to be recruited.