Fans line up to get free coffee from ‘Luke’s Diner’ in Nashville

(Photo: WKRN)
(Photo: WKRN)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — People lined up at three Nashville area coffee shops Wednesday after they changed their name to Luke’s Diner for a day in anticipation of the Netflix revival of Gilmore Girls.

Sam & Zoe’s in 100 Oaks had at least 300 customers lined up around the block.

Barista Tabitha Parchman told News 2 customers began lining up around 5:30 a.m. and some slept in their cars to be among the first let in.

Fan Shannon Smith said she got the Sam & Zoe’s around 5:30 a.m. and waited about an hour to get a cup of joe.

“I’m a big fan of the show. I feel like I grew up with Rory and Lorelai,” said Smith. “And obviously, I’m not alone!”

Bond Coffee Company in 12South and ZolliCoffee on Eighth Avenue South also participated in turning their shops into Stars Hollow’s favorite cafe.

(Photo: WKRN)
(Photo: WKRN)

Two hundred cafes across the country were transformed Luke’s Diner to celebrate the anticipated “Gilmore Girls” revival, according to Eater. The transformations took place on the 16th anniversary of the premiere of the show.

Luke’s Diner is a greasy spoon where the characters of the show often hang out and eat.

Diners and cafes will take guests into the land of Lorelei, Rory and friends from 7 a.m. to noon. Eater says guests who arrive early may receive a “fun surprise under their custom Gilmore Girls coffee sleeve.” Also early birds may have the opportunity to receive a free cup of coffee.

The Gilmore Girls reboot will premiere on Netflix on Nov. 25.