Industry News | March 4, 2011

Second Pick-Quick Locale Goes Green

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Pick-Quick, a Fife, Washington-based drive in, will open a second location in Auburn, Washington on March 8. To celebrate the grand opening, the first 49 guests will receive cold drink tumblers.

The quick-service restaurant is located at 1132 Auburn Way North and features 28 dining room and seven indoor bar seats, a drive-thru window, and an additional 44 picnic table seats and eight children's picnic table seats outdoors for guests to enjoy during warm-weather months.

"We are honored to have the opportunity to introduce Auburn to the quick-service dining experience people have been enjoying in Fife since 1949," says Gerard Centioli, president and CEO of Pick-Quick Development Company. "Our burgers are made with 100 percent natural beef, our fries are cut from fresh Russet potatoes throughout the day, and our milkshakes are made with 100 percent natural ice cream."

The beef for Pick-Quick Drive In No. 2's burgers comes from Western Washington, and the ice cream for milkshakes, cones, floats, and sundaes is The Cold Standard from Snoqualmie Gourmet Ice Cream, made with 100 percent natural ingredients. Other ingredients, ranging from potatoes and tomatoes to pickles and cheese, are sourced from local companies.

Pick-Quick's Drive In No. 2 includes a LEED certified-building, and the interior of the restaurant features glass windows where diners can view the production of every item served in the restaurant. In addition, the chairs in the restaurant are each made from 111 recycled plastic Coca-Cola bottles. The parking lot and walkways outside of the restaurant are made with pervious concrete, which allows for rain water to be collected in a rain garden and used to water the landscape.  The water from the hand sinks is filtered, collected in the rain garden ,and used to water the landscape. In addition, the parking lot will feature two spaces reserved exclusively for hybrid fuel-efficient cars.

"Everyone gets a craving for a burger, fries, and shake on occasion, and with the opening of Pick-Quick Drive In No. 2, diners can now indulge those cravings in Auburn knowing that they are putting wholesome ingredients into their bodies," Centioli says.

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