Seriously jonesing for burgers as only a Dick’s Drive-In can cook ‘em up, Elizabeth Gage lent her support to bringing one of the restaurants to Auburn last week at a rally in front of Auburn City Hall. Gage’s daughter, Nanalee, also was at the rally. ROBERT WHALE, Auburn Reporter

Auburn makes a pitch for Dick’s Drive-In

Auburn organized a rally at the front steps of City Hall last week in a promotion to lure a new Dick’s Drive-In to the city.

The rally included the Auburn Mountainview High School jazz band and cheerleaders.

Auburn is one of the potential south locations for the new eatery. Other spots include Kent, West Seattle, South Seattle, Renton, Burien, SeaTac, Tukwila, Normandy Park, Des Moines and Federal Way.

According to Dick’s, a specific site will be picked later and is expected to open in 2018.

The expansion is the first new restaurant for the company since the Edmonds Dick’s Drive-In opened in October 2011. The first Dick’s Drive-In opened on Northeast 45th Street in Wallingford in 1954. Burgers were 19 cents, fries 11 cents and shakes 21 cents.

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