Speaking of Dicks (Another Blow to Seattle-Spokane Relations)

Spokane has a Dick’s hamburger joint that looks and feels exactly like the various Dick’s in Seattle. The Spokane Dick’s may actually look and feel more like the Seattle Dick’s than the Seattle Dick’s do. So I was surprised when happening upon the Dick’s website yesterday to find no mention of Spokane’s Dick’s.

So I clicked on “feedback” and sent the following note:

Why no mention of the Spokane Dick’s here? Spokane feels slighted.

Soon a reply arrived in my inbox, stating in no uncertain terms:

Sorry but the Spokane dick’s is not now, nor has it ever been affiliated with the Seattle based Dick’s Drive-in restaurants.

Thanks for the enquiry
Dick’s Drive-in Restaurants

Stunned silence.


  1. Quin Finnegan says

    “Dicks”? “another blow”?!? It’s just this sort of title that got us that “X” rating a while back.

    My word verification is “MATER”, by the way. As in “MATER DEI”

    We should all be ashamed of ourselves.

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  3. Henri Young says

    So, Dick’s in Spokane isn’t really Dick’s. That truly sucks.

  4. Rufus McCain says

    I wonder if there are plans to erect any more Dick’s in either Spokane or Seattle.

  5. Anonymous says

    Brilliant, love the blog. The Spokane Dick's is nothing like the Seattle ones. in fact it is disgusting. just saying.

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