OK, so Dick’s Drive-In won’t actually arrive in Edmonds for another year, but let’s face it, we’ve already adopted the hamburger chain as our own. So we’re running the announcement by Dick’s on Thursday that they will be giving away free hamburgers and cheeseburgers in honor of Veterans Day, Thursday, Nov. 11.
Free burgers will be served throughout the day at all five Dick’s Drive-In Restaurants to any veteran or active military member as a way to honor past and present military service.
Dick Spady, co-founder and president of Dick’s Drive-In Restaurants, is also a veteran of two wars and Dick’s Drive-Ins supports the local USO at Sea-Tac Airport and Joint Base Lewis McChord. “I served in the Navy in World War II, the Air Force during the Korean War, and my wife was in the Navy when we met. We both share a deep respect and admiration for our fellow veterans and active military members. They deserve our recognition and gratitude,” Spady said.
Beginning at 10:30 a.m. until closing on Veterans Day, all veterans and active duty military members who can show any form of military identification or wear their military uniform will receive a free hamburger or cheeseburger at all five Dick’s Drive-In Restaurants in Wallingford, Broadway, Holman Road, Lake City and Queen Anne.
Spady celebrated his 87th birthday in Oct. when the company announced historic plans to build the first new restaurant in 36 years in Edmonds. “We’re excited about the new drive-in, which will help us to better serve veterans, active military
members and our other customers up north with tasty burgers, fries and shakes,” Spady said.