Waiting to pick someone up at the cell phone lot at the Palm Springs International can be, well, boring. So, let’s add a little delicousness and a nice entrepreneurial opportunity at the same time.
The parking area, where you sit and wait for your loved one to return from a business trip (or your friend who was too cheap to just take a damn Uber home), sits about two minutes away from the terminal and, on most nights sees a steady stream of cars that park and wait for a text to drive on up and pick someone up at the curb.
Right now, it’s just a parking lot. But, and go with me here, why not a parking lot with a churro stand! It would entice more people to actually want to pick people up at the airport – as, hey, an excuse to have a churro! Plus, how rad would it be after a long day of traveling and dealing with the hell that is air travel to have someone immediately hand you a hot, tasty churro upon your arrival to Palm Springs? It could be like getting a Hawaiian lei, but way more delicious.
Hell, Uber and Lyft drivers (now finally allowed at Palm Springs International Airport) could hand them out too.
Now, yes, I know, there’s a Jack in the Box like two minutes away from the airport where you could wait instead and grab some of those gross, yet delicious tacos or a a Jumbo Jack – and then just make the person you are picking up wait an extra three minutes to get picked up. But, you wouldn’t have to do that if you had a churro stand in the cell lot, would you?
If you’re a local Coachella Valley entrepreneur, the idea is all yours to make happen. I know startups are tough, so fee free to just pay me back with free churros.