With six locations, Dick’s is a Seattle institution. For nearly 60 years, Dick’s has been serving an unchanging menu of never-frozen one-eighth-pound burgers delivered daily, hand-cut fries, and milkshakes, and its owners know that if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. The Double Deluxe is a hamburger Platonic ideal: two patties, melted cheese, lettuce, tomato, and pickle relish, on a soft, squishy bun, sold for a whopping $2.70. Want onions? That’ll cost you an extra five cents, please.
Dick’s is family-owned, and they treat all employees like family as well, offering full benefits, scholarships, childcare assistance, paid community service, and a starting hourly wage of $10. — Dan Myers