BOISSER CITY, LA (KLTV)- Tomorrow a Smith County Judge plans to make a ruling on a dispute between a Tyler Toys 'R Us and Double D Ranch Bar and Grill.
Toys 'R Us doesn't want Double D Ranch to open at their current location because they say the controversial restaurant will hurt their business.
This argument has been going on for weeks so we decided to check out an operating Double D Ranch for ourselves, in Bossier City, Louisiana. It too was also an El Chico until about three months ago.
We arrived.. Just in time for the lunch rush.
They welcomed us in, but not our cameras. There were about 18 men and one woman eating inside at the time. The wait staff was wearing the uniform seen on the fliers. And, their menu featured items like "Camp Fire Cheese Fries".. "The Hot Chick Salad" ...and the "Nice Rack", an order of slow roasted ribs.
Now, Double D Ranch's corporate office wouldn't let us inside to take video or talk to customers. So, we decided to go next door and see what their neighbors have to say about it.
"It's uh, it's pretty cool. You know, you have big screen TVs everywhere, they have really huge pitchers of beer. If you're looking to have a night out with the guys, that's the place to do it," said Finch Nissen, who lives in the apartment complex next door to Double D Ranch.
"It's probably a place for older women. I wouldn't want to take my kids there if I had kids," said Danielle Lunsford who lives in the same apartment complex.
Beth Terri lives here too. She said all those trucks are in the parking lot for a reason.
"It's pretty obvious why they go there. They're going there to see who works there and how they dress and that's pretty much it," she said.
"It's not family oriented, I don't think so. I think it's more for like grown people. But, not for kids," said Elizabeth Nieto who lives in the apartment complex with her husband and two sons.
Elizabeth said she took her sons there once, and doesn't plan on doing that again. However, Elizabeth, like everyone else we spoke to, said she doesn't mind living next door to the place.
"I don't have a problem with it. If I didn't have kids I'd be there but it does not bother me," she said.
And just like Double D attorneys said in court... The staff doesn't wear their uniforms outside, kids eat free on Sundays and they do have a children's menu.
Wednesday, we should know whether or not the Double D Ranch in Tyler will open at it's current location. Smith County Judge Christi Kennedy is scheduled to make that ruling.