[Bill] Falconer, who bought the restaurant in April 2007, did not want to give a specific location while still negotiating a lease. But he hopes to begin serving up the restaurant’s signature burgers, Cobb salads, shakes and other food at a site on Northwest 14th Street/Southwest Century Drive around Memorial Day weekend, if the rental deal works out.
Hours for the Pilot Butte Drive-In Westside will likely be 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at first, Falconer said. He would like to open for breakfast sometime next winter.
A west-side location will not likely be able to capture the same drive-in ambiance of the restaurant on Greenwood, with its car-hop stations and message-board sign, complete with neon lettering and analog clock.
The west-side location being negotiated is a newer, more modern building, he said. It won’t have drive-up service.
Definitely a lot of the charm of PBDI is the old A&W drive-in ambiance, but if they serve up food on the westside that’s just as good as the original location, then I can’t imagine it won’t be successful.