In the latest of this fall’s drive-in openings, this weekend the Coyote Drive-In chain added its third location, in Lewisville TX. This one has five screens and the usual Coyote mixture of restaurant, bar, and a modern movie experience.
I had hoped to add some local TV video of the grand opening or at least some newspaper coverage, but I couldn’t find any. There are plenty of stories leading up to it, including articles in the Lewisville Leader, the Denton Record-Chronicle, D Magazine, and even the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Since there’s nothing since, that should mean that all went well.
According to the Record-Chronicle, which also has a couple of nice photos, the Coyote folks have learned from their first location in Fort Worth. There, the bar and concession area are outdoors, but they’re inside a 10,000 square foot building in Lewisville. “The indoor area of the canteen is mainly to have an area where people can be comfortable in the heat,” said Steve Winn, the Coyote’s chief operating officer. “We’ll often have 3,000 or 4,000 people here on a Friday night, … and we needed to have a facility that could handle that kind of crowd and feed them dinner.”
There’s more information in all of those pre-opening articles, so to immerse yourself in this good news, you should go read ’em!