"Gilmore Girls" is getting in on the pop-up restaurant trend with the perfect tie-in: Free coffee at select shops nationwide, which will be transformed into Luke's Diner pop-ups for the occasion.
The event is slated for Wednesday, October 5, in honor of the 16th anniversary of the "Gilmore Girls" premiere date, and also as a plug for the upcoming Netflix revival series, "Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life." (As if we needed an excuse to get excited over the return of our "Girls.") The streaming service is sponsoring the event, and 250 coffee shops nationwide are participating, with at least one shop located in every state.
According to Eater, each mini-Luke's will hand out 250 12-ounce cups of free coffee from 7 a.m. to noon (or while supplies last), and shop employees will be provided with Luke's-branded shirts and aprons to help look the part of the gruff diner owner. "Gilmore" fans who manage to snag a cup will be rewarded with a "fun surprise under their custom 'Gilmore Girls' coffee sleeve," per Eater.
This is a pretty genius tie-in, since Rory and Lorelai's love for the caffeinated beverage was well-documented throughout the original run of the series. And we know from the photos and promos that have been released so far that they've still got the coffee bug in the revival, too.
A full list of participating locations can be found here. We'll be setting our alarms early on Wednesday.
"Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life" hits Netflix on November 25, 2016.
Photo credit: Saeed Adyani/Netflix