Federal Way Police Chief Andy Hwang was among the public officials interviewed July 27 at the opening of Dick’s Drive-In in Federal Way. (Alex Bruell / The Mirror)

Federal Way Police Chief Andy Hwang was among the public officials interviewed July 27 at the opening of Dick’s Drive-In in Federal Way. (Alex Bruell / The Mirror)

Order up: Dick's Drive-In now open in Federal Way

Opened July 27 at The Commons Mall at South 320th Street and Pacific Highway South

Dick’s Drive-In opened July 27 at The Commons Mall in Federal Way, marking the latest expansion of the well-known Seattle area fast-food standby.

Burgers, shakes and fries attracted a line of fans who assembled that morning for the grand opening.

Federal Way is Dick’s ninth location and its farthest south. Five of the Dick’s Drive-Ins are in Seattle, and the other three are in Edmonds, Bellevue and Kent. The Federal Way location, 32048 Pacific Highway S., will employ 12.

“We’ve wanted to build a Dick’s Drive-In here since our first South Sound search in 2017,” said Jasmine Donovan, president and CEO of Dick’s and granddaughter of founder Dick Spady.

Almost 70 years after the first Dick’s opened, the company still intends to lay down roots where it places new restaurants, said Donovan.

“We’re continuing the legacy of my grandfather,” Donovan said.

The top sign at the new Federal Way Dick’s Drive-In spins, greeting drivers on Pacific Highway. (Alex Bruell / The Mirror)

The top sign at the new Federal Way Dick’s Drive-In spins, greeting drivers on Pacific Highway. (Alex Bruell / The Mirror)

King County Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer holds a piece of the tape during the ribbon cutting for the new Federal Way Dick’s Drive-In. “This is a family operation committed to the local community,” von Reichbauer said. (Alex Bruell / The Mirror)

King County Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer holds a piece of the tape during the ribbon cutting for the new Federal Way Dick’s Drive-In. “This is a family operation committed to the local community,” von Reichbauer said. (Alex Bruell / The Mirror)

Federal Way Police Chief Andy Hwang was among the public officials interviewed July 27 at the opening of Dick’s Drive-In in Federal Way. (Alex Bruell / The Mirror)

Federal Way Police Chief Andy Hwang was among the public officials interviewed July 27 at the opening of Dick’s Drive-In in Federal Way. (Alex Bruell / The Mirror)

Federal Way City Councilmembers Linda Kochmar and Jack Walsh and King County Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer cut the ribbon on July 27 at the opening of Dick’s Drive-In in Federal Way with a little help from some youngsters. Deputy Mayor Susan Honda, also cutting the ribbon, is just out of frame to the left. (Alex Bruell / The Mirror)

Federal Way City Councilmembers Linda Kochmar and Jack Walsh and King County Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer cut the ribbon on July 27 at the opening of Dick’s Drive-In in Federal Way with a little help from some youngsters. Deputy Mayor Susan Honda, also cutting the ribbon, is just out of frame to the left. (Alex Bruell / The Mirror)




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Dick’s Drive-In opened July 27 on the west side of the Commons Mall, facing Pacific Highway South. (Photo by Bruce Honda)

Dick’s Drive-In opened July 27 on the west side of the Commons Mall, facing Pacific Highway South. (Photo by Bruce Honda)

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