Even though it serves coffee and cold drinks to go by women in bikini tops, the owner says the Bikini Beani Coffee and Drink Hut was “covered up” last weekend.

“You couldn’t have gotten another car in the parking lot on Saturday,” said Josh McClain, who opened the business at 917 N. Third Ave. “We didn’t have time to breathe.”

Iced coffee and “bikini sodas” may have accounted for some of the trade, but the bikini car wash with the help of the bikini “baristas” — properly defined as coffee shop employees — probably didn’t hurt either. This Saturday, Bikini Beani will host a classic car cruise-in from 5 to 9 p.m. No applications are required and car owners participating in the cruise-in receive half-off drinks.

McClain, a 2000 graduate of Murray County High School, realizes his business may be out of the mainstream for a conservative, Bible Belt town in the South.

Dalton Daily Citizen