Elon Musk’s Tesla-style diner gets approval in Los Angeles

Elon Musk’s Tesla has reportedly received approval to advance plans to build an all-day diner and drive-in theater in Hollywood.

The 1950s-style drive-thru complex will serve as an all-night Tesla Supercharger station with 32 booths, along with more traditional amenities like two giant cinema screens showing clips from classic films and a restaurant with Rooftop seating.

Tesla received approval earlier this month, according to the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety Industry blog Teslaratireceived the copies of the documents.

According to the report, Tesla is currently planning to build the Hollywood themed restaurant on W. Santa Monica Boulevard. Musk originally planned to place it in Santa Monica.

According to the site, the latest round of approvals was related to the initial construction of the planned Tesla complex. Tesla had already received permission to build walls and cinema screens in July.

Tesla Diner
The Tesla Diner will be located in Hollywood.

Tesla gave the public a first glimpse of its plans when it released an official render during the company’s 2023 Investor Day last March. The presentation slide was titled “Don’t forget to do cool stuff.”

Regardless, the architect Ed Howard shared his own independent concept art on X shows what a Tesla restaurant and drive-thru might look like.

Musk has personally touted his concept for a Tesla drive-in on social media for years.

Tesla gave a first glimpse of its plans at its Investor Day 2023.

“There’s a big new Supercharger station coming to Santa Monica soon! I hope that the 1950s dinner and the 100 best film clips will also be played. Thanks, Santa Monica City!” Musk tweeted in April 2021.

In 2018, Musk said he would “build an old-school drive-thru, roller skate and rock restaurant at one of the new Tesla Supercharger locations in LA.”

Elon Musk
Elon Musk is CEO of Tesla.

“Of course. And an outdoor screen showing a climax of the best scenes in film history,” he added.

Tesla has a network of more than 17,000 Supercharger stations in the US, including locations in all 50 states.

Tesla has charging stations in all 50 states.

The restaurant joins a long list of new Tesla creations that often go beyond the realm of building electric vehicles.

The carmaker sells its Private label version of “Tesla Tequila” According to its website, it features a “dry fruit and light vanilla nose with a balanced cinnamon-pepper finish.”

Tesla's drive-in will double as an all-day charging station.
Tesla’s drive-in will double as an all-day charging station.
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The company also began selling a Cybertruck-style cardboard cat bed to customers in China earlier this month.

Meanwhile, Tesla investors are eagerly awaiting news on the release of the Cybertruck, which is set to launch later this fall after years of delays.


DUSTIN JONES is a USTimeToday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. DUSTIN JONES joined USTimeToday in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with DUSTIN JONES by emailing dustinjones@ustimetoday.com.

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