What's with all the pickups?
January 8, 2006 6:55 PM Subscribe
How come Tex-Mex restaurants attract so many big SUVs and pickup trucks?
posted by zek to society & culture (18 answers total)
This is something I've noticed in Austin as well as in several small cities in Texas.
In recent months there's an Italian joint we found that we like. So happens it's next to a Mexican place. Last night I actually made a rough count of the cars as I went through the parking lot. The Italian place: 35% pickups/SUVs. The Tex-Mex place: 80%. This particular Tex-Mex place doesn't even serve alcohol on their premises, so it's certainly a food thing. What's the deal? Is there a demographic phenomenon at work here?
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