Dick's Drive-In coming to Edmonds, not Lynnwood

The next Dick’s Drive-In will be in Edmonds, not Lynnwood as many residents hoped.

Today the company announced that it reached agreement with TOP Foods to purchase land in the northeast corner of the parking lot at 220th and Highway 99. It’s expected to open late next year.

“All of the north-end communities have been very welcoming, but we can only build one restaurant at a time,” says Jim Spady, vice president of Dick’s Drive-In.s  “The Edmonds property is an ideal location on Highway 99 with easy access from Interstate 5 via 220th Street SW.”

“We’re ecstatic that the Spady family will build the sixth Dick’s Drive-In next to our TOP Food & Drug in Edmonds,” says Jim Donald,  president and CEO of Haggen, Inc.

In addition to a Highway 99 location and easy access to I-5, Spady says the property is close to Edmonds Community College and Edmonds Stadium. The  stadium is home field for all of the high schools in the Edmonds School District which includes; Edmonds-Woodway, Lynnwood, Meadowdale, Mountlake Terrace and Scriber Lake. “Nothing like hungry teenagers after a football game,” Spady says.

The property purchase is contingent on the successful completion of various feasibility studies and obtaining all of the necessary permits from the city of Edmonds.

The selection process included a customer online poll that resulted in a huge response with over 115,000 people voting whether to locate the new Dick’s Drive-In north, south or east of Seattle. The north region scored highest with 53,810 votes, or 46 percent of the votes cast.

  1. Eh, as a kid, I always thought that area from 208th south to 220th was Lynnwood anyway. Really, other than the taxes Lynnwood’s missing out on, this is a perfectly fine location. Good for Edmonds.

  2. “Easy access from I5” HAHAHAHA apparently they’ve never driving 220th from I5 to 99…I avoid that route like the plauge.

    1. it depends, if you turn south from 220th then you will have a real problem since it’s always backed up due to ppl going really slow up the hill.. but if you go straight or go north from 220th then I don’t see any problem with it.

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