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RE: HOOTERS CLOSINGS 2007/05/11 21:16:38 (permalink)
Oh my I will miss those orange shorts and hot pantyhosed legs!
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RE: HOOTERS CLOSINGS 2007/05/12 10:53:02 (permalink)

Seems that Hooters seems to do much better down South than in the Northeast. People from Texas, Alabama and the Carolinas enjoy seeing women in their daisy dukes listening to Skynard, and the women see working at Hooters to be a glamerous position. Add NASCAR and beer.

I am an American living in China and Hooters opened an outlet here, with several women from America doing the training. I went there a few weeks ago to have a couple of beers and checj the place out, and in many ways it doesn't look any different that the last one I was in, in Murphreesboro, Tennessee in 1996. The girls here sing and dance and yell "Welcome to Hooters." I asked one of them how business was doing, and she said that most Chinese people do not like the food. The girls there were actually quite talkative to me, which they were probably instructed to do. However, most Chinese love to chit chat all day long and many of these women are probably college graduates who thrive everyday to improve their English skills.

I haven't eaten in there, I just went in once and had a few beers. The prices on the menu were too expensive for me, something along the lines of 60 Chinese Yuan ($7.50 USD) for a burger and fries. I can get a burger of the same quality in several places for 1/2 that much, or better yet, eat some Chinese food (which 60 RMB would buy about 6 or 7 dishes of food with beer/alcohol).

How about a male place called beefcakes, with waiters in speedos, where the moscot is a long orange snake wth a throbbing head? Would this be anymore stupider than Hooters??

My problem with Hooters is that I think that it's degrading to women, and I really believe that women are equal to men. It;s seems to me too much sexualization. When I lived in Tennessee, I just equated it with stupid redneck trash culture. I was appalled when it showed up in Hangzhou.
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RE: HOOTERS CLOSINGS 2007/05/13 00:49:07 (permalink)
anyone remember the South Park episode when the boys went to Raisins?
That was a hilarious spoof on Hooters.
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RE: HOOTERS CLOSINGS 2007/05/14 16:46:27 (permalink)
I'm going to be a real PIA. Hooters works in the South because they hire local girls/women. I've rewritten this post about a dozen times and there is no good way of putting it...Southern girls are the BEST!!
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RE: HOOTERS CLOSINGS 2007/05/14 16:50:52 (permalink)
V960-
Hey, I'm a Yankee and I will give you an amen (or should it be a Hell Yeah) to that!
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RE: HOOTERS CLOSINGS 2007/05/24 13:50:02 (permalink)
Newspaper reported today that two more locations would open soon in Charlotte.
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RE: HOOTERS CLOSINGS 2007/05/24 14:12:37 (permalink)
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Originally posted by V960

Newspaper reported today that two more locations would open soon in Charlotte.

There's some humor:
Hooter's is opening a pair of restaurants.
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RE: HOOTERS CLOSINGS 2007/05/24 14:48:37 (permalink)
Not closing here:

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RE: HOOTERS CLOSINGS 2007/05/24 14:55:02 (permalink)
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Originally posted by senor boogie woogie
How about a male place called beefcakes, with waiters in speedos, where the moscot is a long orange snake wth a throbbing head? Would this be anymore stupider than Hooters??



In San Francisco, it would be a huge success. In fact, I'm kind of mystified why it hasn't been done. We have had restaurants with cross-dressing waitpersons for years. And restaurants with double-entendre names like "Hot 'N Hunky Hamburgers". But no speedo-wearing waiters that I know of although there once was a place across the street from my apartment run by a celebrity chef (Jeremiah Tower, alumnus of Chez Panice) called "Speedo 690" (the address was 690 Van Ness and the place used to be an auto parts store).
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RE: HOOTERS CLOSINGS 2007/05/24 16:39:28 (permalink)
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Originally posted by BT

Not closing here:




Was that an intended double entendre, BT? Seeing those two restaurant's names in close proximity to one another sets my mind wondering. It can't be a coincidence.
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RE: HOOTERS CLOSINGS 2007/06/25 09:35:51 (permalink)
In an article in today Albany Times Union

http://timesunion.com/AspStories/story.asp?storyID=600769&category=BUSINESS&BCCode=HOME&newsdate=6/25/2007
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RE: HOOTERS CLOSINGS 2007/06/25 11:54:35 (permalink)
I will also note that the Hooters in Syracuse Carousel Mall
also closed without notice last week !
http://www.syracuse.com/poststandard/stories/index.ssf?/base/business-9/1182589472234150.xml&coll=1

Along with the Hooters stores in Buffalo, Rochester,
Clay (Syracuse), Binghamton (Vestal) NY in the past several
months...................geo
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RE: HOOTERS CLOSINGS 2007/07/01 01:05:11 (permalink)
"I would take my young daughters to the South Blvd location in Charlotte......."

They've been closed for about a year and no new one in sight down the road.

Yeah, I really thought that shorts with pantyhose were cool.......NOT! How that get-up could get anyone interested or to take a second look is beyond me. I don't care how good-looking they were, panty-hose and shorts is a complete turn-off. Yuck.
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RE: HOOTERS CLOSINGS 2007/07/02 11:23:59 (permalink)
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Originally posted by kensandyeggo

"I would take my young daughters to the South Blvd location in Charlotte......."

They've been closed for about a year and no new one in sight down the road.

Yeah, I really thought that shorts with pantyhose were cool.......NOT! How that get-up could get anyone interested or to take a second look is beyond me. I don't care how good-looking they were, panty-hose and shorts is a complete turn-off. Yuck.


Check it out at 485 and 21.
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RE: HOOTERS CLOSINGS 2007/07/05 20:14:42 (permalink)
I went into my first Hooter's the other day. I got some wings and a burger. The wings were eh. but OMG, the burger was to die for. I am not kidding. I got it medium rare(which is almost impossible to order around here) and it was cooked absolutely perfectly. I am sure you know-it-alls out there can tell me but do they use fresh meat? I swear it was fresh and not frozen. It was absolutely delicious. Surprised huh? me too!
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RE: HOOTERS CLOSINGS 2007/08/24 23:42:37 (permalink)
I learned that the location south of Dayton in Centerville on Miamisburg-Centerville Road/OH 725 west of town closed in late July, with lack of business being the reason. Plus, other chains like BW3 and B. C. Roosters (based out of Columbus) have expanded.
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RE: HOOTERS CLOSINGS 2007/08/25 10:31:27 (permalink)
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Originally posted by John A

I went to Hooters when they opened here in Daytona Beach. Had a hot dog that was deep fried on the outside and partially frozen on the inside, have not been back since. That must have been at least 15-18 years ago.

John


Why the hell did you get a hot dog

You need to go back and get the wings. Always great. Get the three mile island and you won't regret it.





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RE: HOOTERS CLOSINGS 2007/08/25 19:18:47 (permalink)
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Originally posted by kensandyeggo

"I would take my young daughters to the South Blvd location in Charlotte......."

They've been closed for about a year and no new one in sight down the road.

Yeah, I really thought that shorts with pantyhose were cool.......NOT! How that get-up could get anyone interested or to take a second look is beyond me. I don't care how good-looking they were, panty-hose and shorts is a complete turn-off. Yuck.


Well, Hooters are few and far between in the Pacific Northwest, but everytime I go by the one in Tacoma, it's jammed-packed. The food is okay, better with beer.

The outfit is tacky IMO, and the logo is lame as well.
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RE: HOOTERS CLOSINGS 2007/08/29 16:40:49 (permalink)
My take has always been that it is supposed to be tacky. I don't think the girls or the customers take the get-ups seriously. It's a joke. A man who would go to Hooters looking for a meaningful relationship, or even a meaningless relationship, would have to be rather pathetic.

If the food is good, that's just a plus.
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RE: HOOTERS CLOSINGS 2007/09/19 19:14:36 (permalink)
Hooters is a great place. Being a female and all, I DO just go for the wings. And they are to die for - breaded and hot. But I've talked to a lot of the waitresses, and they like working there, don't find it degrading. I mean, why would you work there if you feel it's degrading. I've also had the burger, and agree that you can actually get it rare if you like. And finally, their motto is: "Delightfully Tacky, yet Unrefined".
You gotta love it.
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RE: HOOTERS CLOSINGS 2007/09/24 21:07:17 (permalink)
Actually Hooters locations have doubled here in Columbus, OH the last couple years. Two opened last year giving the market a total of four units. Most of their food is just..OK. The wings, when made fresh, and naked (no breading) are actually VERY good. Their mahi-mahi sandwich is also pretty good for chain restaurant fish in the landlocked midwest. My brother, friends and I go after our bowling league on occasion or when they have the $8.99 all you can eat wings on Wednesdays. I have gotten to know a few of the waitresses there and I can guarantee none feel degraded..it is not skid row or a North Korean gulag. Nobody forced them to work there and nobody forces the customers to eat there. Tacky? Yes. Demeaning. No.
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RE: HOOTERS CLOSINGS 2007/09/25 15:19:45 (permalink)
I haven't been to one in a while, I miss Hooters, there was one near the racetrack so me and some friends would spend the day betting on the horses then go to Hooters for dinner. Aside from the obvious draw, the wings were terrific and I always thought it was funny that they put a little baggie of ice in your pitcher of beer.
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RE: HOOTERS CLOSINGS 2008/10/10 23:51:41 (permalink)
Hooter's in Old Town Pasadena CA has just closed. They had expanded their store not too long ago, but now the entire space is for lease.

What gives?

Will the $700B bailout bring them back or are they TU for good?

What's happening to our country?
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RE: HOOTERS CLOSINGS 2008/10/11 18:17:57 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Xu

quote:
Originally posted by kensandyeggo

"I would take my young daughters to the South Blvd location in Charlotte......."

They've been closed for about a year and no new one in sight down the road.

Yeah, I really thought that shorts with pantyhose were cool.......NOT! How that get-up could get anyone interested or to take a second look is beyond me. I don't care how good-looking they were, panty-hose and shorts is a complete turn-off. Yuck.


I think bikini coffee stands have usurped Hooters in the great NW. Hey, if that Jamaican restaurant is still in business in the same building as the Tacoma Hooters, you should try it. No gimmicks, just good spicy food.

Well, Hooters are few and far between in the Pacific Northwest, but everytime I go by the one in Tacoma, it's jammed-packed. The food is okay, better with beer.

The outfit is tacky IMO, and the logo is lame as well.
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RE: HOOTERS CLOSINGS 2008/10/12 11:58:52 (permalink)
Hooters just opened a new location in Uptown Charlotte, even though they closed the one on South Blvd.
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RE: HOOTERS CLOSINGS 2008/10/12 18:19:33 (permalink)
They closed their location as Station Square in Pittsburgh, PA.

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/08285/919236-28.stm
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RE: HOOTERS CLOSINGS 2008/10/16 01:31:19 (permalink)
I will also note the only Hooters left in Mass. is in Saugus
and it is a newly opened one:
http://www.wickedlocal.com/saugus/fun/food/x1763545577/Hooters-wings-its-way-into-Saugus

Heres the scoop on the rest in the NE that closed:
http://www.eagletribune.com/punewsnh/local_story_181093833?keyword=secondarystory+page=0
And its been since 2007!

And WHY do we LOVE Hooters?????????

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RE: HOOTERS CLOSINGS 2008/10/16 08:58:21 (permalink)
I admit that hooters has some interesting eye candy but I also like their wings. A friend of mine and myself always get their 24 count with their hot sauce. We always have a few left over for my ugly dog. I strip them for her as she is allowed absolutely no chicken bones.

Incidentally, I never look at the eye candy

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RE: HOOTERS CLOSINGS 2008/10/16 19:13:40 (permalink)
They are opening one in Brookfield Wisconsin. Where the Bombay Bicycle Club used to be.
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RE: HOOTERS CLOSINGS 2008/10/17 08:59:58 (permalink)
The best Hooters I ever went to - and I'm not talking about the food - was in "Old San Juan", PR. OMG!

For reasons I cannot possibly fathom it closed. By the way, I always pay the extra buck and get all drummies. Just as I always do at Thanksgiving, gimme that dark meat!
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