You're right. Those lines at Dick's Drive-In were long.
Dick's announced today that its new Edmonds restaurant smashed the previous all-time records for most burgers sold and total sales.
On Friday, in a single day at a single restaurant in the company’s 57-year history—and by more than 30 percent. Since the grand opening Oct. 20, at 3 p.m., fans have broken hourly sales records and burgers sold, and set a new record for total sales for a single day.
“This is truly amazing and beyond anything that we had anticipated,” said Jim Spady, vice president of Dick’s Drive-In Restaurant and son of co-founder Dick Spady. “We’ve been out talking with burger fans in the Edmonds lines, and neither rain, nor two–hour waits, deterred people from setting their sights on Dick’s delicious burgers, fries, and shakes.”
Spady added that on opening day, the Edmonds restaurant came close to running out of buns. “We had to make a couple of bun runs to other drive-ins to keep the burgers going. Our Edmonds team did an amazing job keeping up with the thousands of orders.”
On opening day last Thursday, the drive-in started serving food around 3:30 p.m. Hourly records for burgers sold and total sales were smashed, and the new restaurant came only 120 burgers short of the all-time record after being open for only 10 hours.
“We knew that Friday would be a big day since we would be open for the full 15 and a-half hours, but we didn’t think it would be that big, breaking the all-time record by over 30 percent,” Spady said.
The previous record for total burgers sold on a single day by a single drive-in happened last Dec. 23 at the Wallingford restaurant on NE 45th Street.
The new Edmonds Dick’s Drive-In is located at 21910 Highway 99 in Edmonds. It is the restaurant's sixth restaurant, the first new one restaurant in 37 years and the first to open in Snohomish County.