Dick's Drive-In to donate 48,000 burgers to Seattle hospitals and fire stations

Apr 8 2020, 11:15 am

Seattleites know that besides staying home, the best way to show appreciation for those on the front lines is to feed them tasty food.

On Friday, April 3, Dick’s Drive-In launched their Hospital Heroes and First Responder Burger Box Drive which allowed customers to purchase a box of 24 burgers for those working at local hospitals and fire stations. Up to 500 boxes would then be matched by Dick’s, Macdonald Meats, and Franz Bakeries.

In just one day, customers had purchased all of the 500 boxes, causing Dick’s to increase their matches to 1,000 boxes.

By Monday afternoon, all 1,000 boxes were purchased, amounting to 48,000 burgers.

“We knew our customers wanted to help,” said Jasmine Donovan, president of Dick’s Drive-In Restaurants and granddaughter of the namesake Dick Spady. “It is amazing how much love they are sending.”

So far, Dick’s has delivered lunch to Virginia Mason, Providence Regional Regional Medical Center, and St. Francis Hospital, and has contacted Seattle Children’s, Kaiser Permanente, Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Clinics, Swedish, and Valley Medical.

“We are sold out for now,” said Donovan. “And we are so excited to get those burgers out there as quickly as possible.”