Today, more than 250 cafés across the country transformed into Luke’s Diner, the iconic coffee spot from the Gilmore Girls ahead of Netflix’s coming revival of the series. Five of those cafés were in DFW, and Dallasites showed up in droves to score their free drinks.
The pop-ups kicked off at 7 a.m., and most of the participating locations were sold out of their 250 free cups of coffee within the first hour. At Coffee House Café in North Dallas, folks were still lined up outside the door to order drinks, take selfies with the Luke’s signage, and indulge in a little nostalgia.
At iJava and Chai in Plano, the lines at 9 a.m. were over an hour long, even though some folks didn’t know exactly what they were waiting for.
Method Coffee in East Dallas also experienced epic lines that wrapped around the block. Folks crowded together on the street waiting to get their first glimpse at Luke’s Diner.
All in all, it would appear that the Gilmore Girls fervor hasn’t died down one bit. Or perhaps free coffee is just too good to pass up whether you’re a fan or not.