Look out Hooters, there’s a new pair of, ahem, Peaks coming to the neighborhood.
Twin Peaks the restaurant that is! Yup, they’re coming to El Paso! That’s according to a construction permit request for a location at the new Fountains at Farah shopping center at Hawkins and I-10. An official announcement has not been made, however El Paso 411 has confirmed that the permit was approved May 1. A new Facebook page titled ‘Twin Peaks El Paso Fountains’ was also created in April. There is also a job posting for a restaurant manager on Craigslist.
The restaurant is known for it’s “man food” menu, which includes a large variety of meat, including Burgers, Meatloaf, Steak, Pulled Pork Nachos, Chicken Fried Steak, and Fish Tacos. The restaurant also prides itself in their selection of draft beer, which is served at 29 degrees, it’s “so cold that ice crystals form in the glass.”
According to the Twin Peaks website, all locations feature state-of-the-art TVs in a rugged mountain lodge setting with “scenic views,” which referes to the restaurants female servers.
Twin Peaks has a special connection to the El Paso area; the co-founder and CFO, Scott Gordon graduated from UTEP with a business degree, according to their website. The restaurant was founded in 2005 in Lewisville, Texas, a Dallas suburb. It has been named a “2010 Hot Concept!” by Nation’s Restaurant News and among 2011’s “Future 50” concepts by Restaurant Business magazine, the national chain has more than 25 locations throughout Arizona, Louisiana, Colorado, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.
No official grand opening date has been announced. Emails to Twin Peaks PR team went unreturned in time for deadline Monday evening.