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Nope; not sure it was ever in the Northwest market. Bob's Big Boy was here, and a local chain that fizzled (Herfy's), but our beloved local tradition still dominates: Dicks, and of course now the big national chains littering suburbia, Mc, BK, Wendy's ...

 

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Woulda been funny if it were "Dick's hot dogs".

Blasphemy!!! Dick's is as "Seattle" as the Space Needle and Pike Place Market!!!

 

Also, pays above our highest-in-the-nation minimum wage to start (over $10/hr). Pays for health insurance and partial dental, for over 3/4rds of employees (24 or more hours worked per week). Pays tuition reimbursement for employees in college. Has free child care for employees.

 

Not too shabby for a fast food operator, who kicks tush despite national franchises coming into the market, but never within striking distance of a Dick's Drive-In, which would eat them alive.

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Blasphemy!!! Dick's is as "Seattle" as the Space Needle and Pike Place Market!!!

 

Also, pays above our highest-in-the-nation minimum wage to start (over $10/hr). Pays for health insurance and partial dental, for over 3/4rds of employees (24 or more hours worked per week). Pays tuition reimbursement for employees in college. Has free child care for employees.

 

Not too shabby for a fast food operator, who kicks tush despite national franchises coming into the market, but never within striking distance of a Dick's Drive-In, which would eat them alive.

There was a day, not too long ago, when all of your fast food chains paid a living wage. Unlike what the boy touching party is taught to parrot, those were never "teenager" jobs until after reaganomics made them so.

 

Those of us who remember the 60s can easily remember the mickey dees and burger king commercials, where it was all grown men - not a bunch of teenagers - representing those companies. And when you went in, there they were. Same with filling stations - mostly grown men.

 

That's not to say there were NO teens working, after school or on weekends, or as a summer job. There were. There were plenty. But there were lots of grown men, supporting families. EVERY job paid a living wage back then, because you really COULD live on the minimum wage. Not like a king - but like a human, not homeless.

 

If you ever wanna see somethign interesting, google old photos of the various American fast food/drive-in franchises, where the original employees are posing for photos. Mostly all you will see is grown men, proudly earning a decent living at respectable work.

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yeah. their "fun meals" were better than mcdonalds "happy meals". probably because the design of the container was like a tray

and easier to read and play the games on. i really can't remember if their burgers were better. i was just a little kid then.

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