Dick’s Drive-In brings back 19 cent burgers for belated anniversary celebration

Mar 28, 2022, 7:34 AM | Updated: Mar 31, 2022, 6:17 am
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Dick's Drive-In in the University District. (Courtesy photo)
(Courtesy photo)

Dick’s Drive-In is bringing back its 19 cent burgers this week for a belated celebration of its 68th anniversary.

Dick’s first opened its doors on January 28, 1954 on Northeast 45th Street, slinging 19-cent burgers to hungry Seattleites. The saga started with founder Dick Spady, whose goal was to provide affordable food to the masses.

How does Dick’s Drive-In pay workers $19 an hour with a menu under $5?

The local burger chain has since expanded to Wallingford, Edmonds, Queen Anne, Holman Road, Lake City, Kent, Crossroads, and Capitol Hill.

This year’s anniversary celebration arrives a couple months late, but this time around, it comes with a special wrinkle.

“It has been such a disappointment to have had to postpone these fun anniversary days where we roll back to our original burger prices,” a Dick’s spokesperson told KIRO Newsradio. “In the past, the extremely popular 19¢ day has brought almost too many customers out to celebrate all on one day. So, this year Dick’s anniversary celebration will be three days long.”

The promotion will start on Tuesday at Dick’s Wallingford and Queen Anne locations. Then on Wednesday, 19-cent burgers will move to locations at Holman Road, Lake City, and Crossroads, before wrapping up on Thursday in Edmonds and Kent.

Burgers will be limited to one per customer in-store.

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Dick’s Drive-In brings back 19 cent burgers for belated anniversary celebration