A new filing with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) reveals you may soon be able to visit a Tesla-themed restaurant.
The trademark registration was filed with the government agency on May 27, 2021. According to the documents posted to the USPTO website, the registration encompasses “restaurant services, pop-up restaurant services, self-service restaurant services, take-out restaurant services.”
The USPTO says the application is awaiting examination but “has been accepted by the Office (has met the minimum filing requirements)”.
If you have been following Tesla for a while, the move to enter the restaurant business should not come as a surprise. As far back as 2018 CEO Elon Musk expressed hopes to open a drive-in diner at a Supercharger station in California.
That has yet to materialize, but Musk confirmed earlier this year that plans for a new 62 stall Supercharger in Santa Monica will include 50’s diner and movies.
Construction of the Santa Monica Supercharger station is expected to begin this summer. The first phase is targeted to be complete by the end of summer, with the second phase complete by the end of the year.
You can read the full filing here.