Scene in Edmonds: Fitting memorial to Dick’s founder

David Carlos spotted this poster of Dick Spady, patriarch and co-founder of Dick's Drive-In, Tuesday hanging on the window of the Edmonds restaurant, where approximately 50 customers waited in the rain to order their burgers and fries.  Mr. Spady passed away Sunday at the tender age of 92.   He was a generous employer, paying his staff above minimum wage, offering college scholarships, and donating to local and international organizations.
David Carlos spotted this poster of Dick Spady, patriarch and co-founder of Dick’s Drive-In, Tuesday hanging on the window of the Edmonds restaurant, where approximately 50 customers waited in the rain to order their burgers and fries. Mr. Spady passed away Sunday at the tender age of 92. He was a generous employer, paying his staff above minimum wage, offering college scholarships, and donating to local and international organizations.

2 Replies to “Scene in Edmonds: Fitting memorial to Dick’s founder”

  1. I hope the business will continue in his tradition of caring for his employees , to the local and international organizations as well as his contributions to college scholarships. He was a citizen of note, not only behind his counters but to far reaching people as well.
    He is truly a loss .
    Ingrid

    Ignored

  2. In Seattle legends, Dick Spady is right up there with Ivar Haglund and Doc Maynard, among other notables who made this region what it is.

    Ignored

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