Behold the Tesla restaurant

Behold the Tesla restaurant

Tesla just filed a new trademark for a freaking restaurant—the weirdest thing imaginable for an electric auto car company!

Musk and execs had been talking about the potential for an exclusive, Tesla club eatery, for a while now—where consumers drive in on their road trips, get a sandwich, all while the car supercharges in 15 mins, and then off you go on your way... But nobody actually imagined the company to literally follow through.

Big picture—this is probably how “gas stations” of the future could evolve. “Time taken to charge” a car could be this great unlocker of additional revenue for charging station companies.

Also, this is the boldest integration an automaker has dreamt perhaps in forever. Cars, power stations, consumer services, to food and drinks.

What’s next, Tesla banking?