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Clarksville visits Dick’s Hamburgers

Writer Doug Clark gets pointers on the finer techniques of bagging Dick’s Hamburgers from Jackie Nelson at Dick’s Hamburgers in Spokane last week. (Tyler Tjomsland)
Writer Doug Clark gets pointers on the finer techniques of bagging Dick’s Hamburgers from Jackie Nelson at Dick’s Hamburgers in Spokane last week. (Tyler Tjomsland)

The world is filled with mysteries that vex us.

The whereabouts of Amelia Earhart and Jimmy Hoffa come to mind.

And what planet sent the space aliens who built the pyramids?

Late-night radio talk shows have debated that one for years.

Spokane, too, has its top secrets.

At the head of the line, as far as I’m concerned, are those cheery mentalists who work at Dick’s Hamburgers – the landmark fast food eatery at Third Avenue and Division Street.

Anyone who has ever been to Dick’s knows that this place does an incredible amount of business.

Yet the counter workers never write anything down.

 

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Doug Clark
Doug Clark joined The Spokesman-Review in 1982. He is a columnist whose columns appear on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.