Tesla is opening a 24-hour Hollywood diner with a drive-in theatre and charging stations

Tesla diner

The two-storey restaurant will be accompanied by two 14-metre LED movie screens and 28 superchargers

It’s been four long years since Elon Musk first floated the idea of a Tesla restaurant, but it appears things are finally starting to sizzle.

The marque submitted documents to the City of Los Angeles on 19 May for a new 24-hour diner in Hollywood that will also serve as a charging station for EVs and a movie theatre, according to Bloomberg Pursuits.

The Twitter-happy CEO, who is now the world’s richest individual with a net worth of US$193 billion (S$264 billion), first tweeted about building an “old school drive-in roller skates & rock restaurant” back in 2018, though the new architectural plans provide a lot more detail.

Located on the famed Santa Monica Boulevard, the new 9,300-square-foot destination would replace a popular Shakey’s Pizza outpost that sits a few blocks from Trejos Coffee & Donuts and McDonald’s. (Nothing like a little friendly competition.)

The diner itself will cover two floors and offer a total of 218 seats both indoors and out. The first floor has the majority of the indoor seating while the second floor will be mostly outdoor seating. The second floor will also sport a special theatre section (and snack bar, of course) with a prime view of the two giant 14-metre LED movie screens at the north and west end of the parking lot.

Elsewhere, there will be 28 superchargers on site that will allow drivers to recharge EVs while watching a flick. You may even be able to order food and have it delivered to your vehicle by a carhop.

According to the plans, the diner will be open 24 hours while the movies will screen between 7 am and 11 pm. Although it is not outlined in the documents, the professional hype man himself has confirmed you will be able to pay for everything with Dogecoin, too.

In terms of aesthetics, the venue will likely take cues from Tesla’s futuristic gigafactories and feature a “T” logo that the automaker patented for restaurants last year. Tesla did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Robb Report.


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