LORELAI: Some day when we open our own inn, diabetics will line up to eat this sauce.
SOOKIE: Won’t that be great?
LORELAI: Yeah. But the key to someday achieving that dream is for you to stay alive long enough so we can actually open an inn, you understand?
From the very first episode we learn that Lorelai and Sookie are not content to remain at their jobs at the Independence – their ambition is to manage their own inn.