Dick's Drive-In Restaurants
For decades, Dick's Drive-Ins have been an iconic brand in Seattle. A few years ago, they began expanding, first to Edmonds, then to Kent and last fall to Bellevue, at Crossroads Shopping Center. Now residents of Bellevue and the surrounding area do not have to cross the bridge of drive 20+ miles north or south to enjoy their fare. Today, Jasmine Donovan, the granddaughter of the founder and namesake of Dick's, Dick Spady, will share their journey to return to the Eastside after many years!
Jasmine Donovan is the President and CFO of Dick’s Drive-In Restaurants. Granddaughter of one of the founders and namesake, Dick Spady, she has worked at the business several times since she was 16 years old and started working full-time on the executive team in 2013. Jasmine stepped into the role of President when her father, Jim Spady, retired in late March 2019.
Jasmine is on the board of the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, Mary’s Place and Seattle Restaurant Alliance. Jasmine was recognized by the Puget Sound Business Journal as a Woman of Influence in 2019. Jasmine graduated from Hillsdale College with a BS in Mathematics and Chemistry in 2006. She joined the Navy after college and was assigned as an instructor at the Naval Nuclear Power Training Command in Charleston, SC. During her service she was the Command Public Affairs Officer, earned her master training specialist certification, and was the Division Director of the enlisted physics teaching division. While in Charleston, Jasmine earned her Masters in Business with an emphasis in Finance at Charleston Southern University. Jasmine currently resides in North Seattle with her husband and two sons