On Tuesday morning, April 3, ground was officially broken at 24130 Pacific Highway South (map below) for what will soon be the latest Dick’s Drive-In.
This new location will be Dick’s seventh restaurant, near Highline College at the corner of Pacific Highway South and S. 242nd Street.
It’s scheduled to open in October.
iLoveKent.net was on the scene Tuesday, and here’s raw footage from our live Facebook feed (to see future live videos, be sure to “Like” us here):
The new site selection process included an online customer poll that resulted in over 170,000 votes, 100,000 of which came in the first 24 hours. On March 27, 2017, the company announced on Facebook Live that the south region had won with 60% of the vote.
The original Dick’s Drive-In location opened in the 1954 on Northeast 45th street in Wallingford. The most recent restaurant built was the Edmonds location which opened in 2011 after a similar customer poll directed the company to find property to the north of Seattle. The new location in Kent will maintain the original restaurant’s iconic 1950’s look and architecture.