Tesla Files Patent for Burger Chains
Elon Musk‘s electric car business Tesla has applied for a new patent for its name under restaurant services, indicating that he is planning to create his own drive-in food chain at Supercharger stations.
According to Electrek, the company has filed three new trademark applications with the US Patent and Trademark Office, covering “restaurant services, pop-up restaurant services, self-service restaurant services, and take-out restaurant services.”
‘Tesla Burger’ Coming Soon
The report said on Tuesday that the application is being examined, and an attorney will analyze it around August 27. The application features Tesla’s signature ‘T’ emblem, which will be registered for usage by its branded eateries. The company’s CTO JB Straubel hinted in 2017 that the company would venture into the restaurant business.
Musk Tweeted about this in 2018
“Gonna put an old school drive-in, roller skates, and rock restaurant at one of the new Tesla Supercharger spots in LA,” Musk tweeted back in 2018.
EV giants requested building permits for “a restaurant and Supercharger station” in Santa Monica, California, a few months later.
The project was put on hold for roughly three years before being resurrected earlier this year with a new building application.
‘Tesla’ Restaurant Frachise
The new development most likely indicates that the corporation intends to open a ‘Tesla’ restaurant franchise.
The company owns and manages the world’s largest worldwide rapid charging network, with over 25,000 Superchargers strategically placed along key highways and near convenient services.