Burgers and a charge? Tesla files trademark application for restaurant notion

Evening meal and a charge for that electrical car or truck could be in the not-so-distant long term for Tesla proprietors.

That is if a established of logos applications — and plenty of prior hints by chief Elon Musk — have any meat on them. The company past week filed for logos involving its title to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Workplace covering the “categories of restaurant expert services, pop-up cafe solutions, self-company cafe expert services, acquire-out cafe companies.”

Tesla used for a few separate emblems — for the title Tesla, the “T” brand and ultimately the unique styling of the company’s identify. Information of the patent 1st surfaced previously this week on electric-automobile information web page Electrek.

The influential Musk has spoken of his desire to present some nostalgic dining in the previous. In January 2018, he tweeted about placing “an previous school drive-in, roller skates & rock restaurant” at Superchargers in Los Angeles, and shared more suggestions in subsequent tweets.

Electrek documented in March 2018 that Tesla had in truth applied for permits for a restaurant and charging station in Santa Monica. The system did not look to go wherever for a handful of decades, but then in April of this yr, Musk insisted it was however on the cards, in a tweet responding to a criticism about lengthy strains at charging stations.

How extensive will fans have to wait around for Musk’s diner dreamchild? Josiah Citrin, the founder of Citrin Hospitality advised Bloomberg that even if Tesla will get all those trademark patents, the proper permits acquire months, with Santa Monica no exception. A Tesla spokesperson could not immediately be reached for remark.

Best try to eat something in the meantime.