As a ramp-up to the Netflix revival of '00s TV show Gilmore Girls, five coffee shops across Dallas-Fort Worth will host one-day pop-ups in which they briefly recreate the spirit of Luke's Diner.
The so-called pop-ups will take place on October 5, as part of a national event where more than 200 diners across the country will give out free coffee from 7 am to noon, channeling the Gilmore Girls' set-piece.
The event seems to consist mainly of free coffee, with custom sleeves on the cups that share promotional info. Baristas will wear Luke's Diner aprons and T-shirts. Fans of the show can congregate and salivate over the imminent return of Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, which will premiere on Netflix on November 25. The entire series was released on Netflix in July.
Just to go and get a cup of coffee at Luke's Diner, even a temporary one that is really only virtual, will be exciting. Plus, photo opportunity.
The list of DFW coffee shops participating includes:
- Buon Giorno in Fort Worth
- Coffee House Cafe in North Dallas
- i Java & Chai in Plano
- Method Coffee in Dallas
- Savor Coffee Bar & Eatery in Arlington
It's an unusual collection of shops that seems to be chosen mostly by their indie status, and by their location — i.e., one in Fort Worth, one in Plano, one in the Mid-Cities. There are a total of 14 coffee shops in Texas that will join the event.
According to one shop employee who asked not to be named, the stores were given a minimum amount of information about how the event would unfurl, and participating employees were required to sign nondisclosure agreements.