Elon Musk Is Looking To Open A Drive-In Tesla Restaurant

by : Niamh Shackleton on : 02 Jun 2021 14:12
Elon Musk Is Looking To Open A Drive-In Tesla RestaurantPA Images

If Elon Musk wasn’t already busy enough, the tech mogul is reportedly adding more to his plate – quite literally.

Musk is apparently wanting to open his own drive-in Tesla restaurant, and has recently filed a new trademark for the brand under restaurant services.


In 2018 the CEO teased he was considering opening an ‘old school drive-in’ at a Los Angeles-based Tesla supercharger point.

He tweeted at the time, ‘Gonna put an old school drive-in, roller skates & rock restaurant at one of the new Tesla Supercharger locations in LA’.

Former Tesla Chief Technology Officer JB Straubel also teased that the car company might dabble in the food industry in 2017 at the FSTEC restaurant-technology conference. Strabuel said at the time Tesla wanted to make its charging stations full-service convenience stores that also serve food.


A few  years later, the restaurants are yet to become a thing, but it appears as if Musk is taking steps towards actually making it happen.

According to Electrek, Tesla has now applied to use its brand name with the intention to ‘cover the categories of restaurant services, pop-up restaurant services, self-service restaurant services, take-out restaurant services’.

Tesla supercharger station (Tesla)Tesla

It’s thought this filing was put forward last Thursday, May 27, with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.


Musk has a short while to wait before he gets the green light, however, as an attorney won’t be reviewing the application until late August, TechCrunch reports.

I wonder if they’ll accept Dogecoin as payment…

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Niamh Shackleton

Niamh Shackleton is a pint sized person and journalist at UNILAD. After studying Multimedia Journalism at the University of Salford, she did a year at Caters News Agency as a features writer in Birmingham before deciding that Manchester is (arguably) one of the best places in the world, and therefore moved back up north. She's also UNILAD's unofficial crazy animal lady.

Topics: Food, Elon Musk, Now, restaurant, Technology, Tesla


TechCrunch and 1 other
  1. TechCrunch

    Tesla files trademark, hinting at Elon Musk’s restaurant concept plans

  2. Electrek

    Tesla files trademark for restaurant services — going to grab a bite at a Tesla burger joint soon?