You can get a free cup of coffee tomorrow morning, if you get up early enough. But this free coffee is more exciting if you’re a “Gilmore Girls” fan.
To celebrate the early 2000s niche hit’s return to the airwaves on Netflix this November, about 200 cafes around the country will rebrand for the day as mini versions of Luke’s Diner, a frequent location for the show’s fast-talking antics. Each location will offer 250 free 12-ounce cups of coffee from at 7 a.m. until noon on Wednesday, Oct. 5.
Eater notes the event takes place on the 16th anniversary of the show’s original airdate, causing the oldest Millennials to immediately peer into the mirror in search of errant gray hairs. Meanwhile, their mothers are ecstatic for the “Gilmore Girls” redux but confused about how to get Netflix.
How to Find Your Local Luke’s Diner
You can find a participating coffee shop near you by visiting townofstarshollow.org, a URL honoring the show’s fictional Connecticut setting, and one I am surprised was not a superfan’s personal website before this week.
The website claims it’s under construction until Oct. 5, so it would be wise to check it before you head toward your caffeine fix — there may be a few extra surprises in store.
Your Turn: Will you roll out of bed early to get a cup of Luke’s coffee?
Lisa Rowan is a writer and producer at The Penny Hoarder. Her mom really does love Gilmore Girls.