Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s promised SoCal ‘roller skates & rock restaurant’ draws pleas from Bay Area

Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Jan. 6 promised to build a retro-style “roller skates & rock” restaurant at one of the Los Angeles “Supercharger” stations for Tesla electric cars, leading to requests from two Bay Area NBC workers for him to do the same thing here.

“Gonna put an old school drive-in, roller skates & rock restaurant at one of the new Tesla Supercharger locations in LA,” Musk tweeted shortly before 7 p.m.

Interestingly, the tweet came just a day after publication of an article chronicling an attention-grabbing and allegedly record-setting cross-country trip in a Tesla Model 3 sedan, in which the author complained about the company’s Supercharging stations.

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“Here’s a business opportunity: food delivery for Tesla owners at Supercharging stations,” wrote Alex Roy, editor-at-large for The Drive.

Musk’s tweet drew quick responses from a couple of Bay Area residents.

“Why not the Bay Area? #welikethatstufftoo,” tweeted Jennifer Gonzalez, a photojournalist who works on NBC’s local digital team.

Another NBC digital employee, managing editor Riya Bhattacharjee, followed with her own plea: “Yes, Fremont really needs a drive-in. Please @elonmusk,” Bhattacharjee tweeted, including emoji of a cheeseburger, fries and an ice skate.

Musk did not immediately respond to Bhattacharjee’s subsequent question: “Would you need a Tesla to visit the drive-in?”

But he did narrow down the location for the Los Angeles restaurant. In response to a tweet asking that it be sited in Irvine near I-5 or I-405, Musk responded on Twitter that it would be near I-405, which runs between Los Angeles and Irvine.


Photo: Elon Musk in 2013. (Nhat V. Meyer/Mercury News archives)


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  • Doug Haner

    This dude can’t even keep Tesla on track. Now he’s gonna open a restaurant too? Too many irons in the fire and too many broken promises.

    • Standard Salvage

      His sycophants don’t care… He is a welfare King to them…

  • owlafaye

    The Tesla shorts chime in. Get out of that short position, invest in Tesla THEN lick your wounds.

  • Bill Shaefer

    Mr. Musk rules. Be properly awed or you may wind up in his next rocket launch.