You already know a lot about Dick's Drive-In (it's got cash machines now! It totally got hosed on a certain men's lifestyle site's best burgers in Seattle list. OMG it's crowded at 1:50am!), but you don't know everything, which is why we got the granddaughter of the guy who put the Dick in Dick's to help us come up with 11 things you don't know about what makes this iconic Northwest drive-in so... waitforit!... Special.
7. Technically, Dick's is Sir Mix-A-Lot's second-favorite fast-food spot on Broadway
Dude wanted to hit "Taco Bell for some Mexican eatin'", but it was closed (now permanently), so he and his posse hit the Cap Hill location -- something a slew of subsequent Seattle rappers, from Macklemore to Blue Scholars, have also done in their music videos.
8. Dick’s used to have a location in Bellevue
Apparently nobody knew that, 'cause it closed in 1973 (the only one of Dick's locations to do so). And no, there isn't a Dick's in Spokane... err, well, there is, but it's a whole different drive-in-style fast-food joint famous for its cheeseburgers.
9. Dick's used to have "Malt girls" who were in charge of making the milkshakes
This is the very first "Malt Boy", whose milkshakes presumably brought all the girls to the yard... err, parking lot, and who went on to be an international ballet star.
10. Adult film star and Seattle native Gianna Michaels got her start at Dick's
Sure, a lot of people already knew that. But YOU didn't, 'cause you don't watch that kind of stuff, right? Right?! What not many people know is that Seattle PI reporters, a local radio host, and a former Alaska governor (the one before Palin!) did too.
11. In the early days, Dick’s had separate lines for ordering burgers, fries, and ice cream
Nowadays -- especially when you're there crushing Deluxes around 2am -- they prefer to have absolutely no lines whatsoever.
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