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Denver Parents Find Hooters Girls at Cub Scout Day Camp

And they weren't happy about it

(Newser) - Parents who went to pick up their Cub Scouts from a day camp in Denver were likely excited to hear about their sons' experience, but that excitement was quickly marred when they found out the camp had been sponsored by Hooters, the AP reports. Although pictures accompanying a Facebook post... More »

Male Employees Sue Hooters for Sexual Harassment

The lawsuit is a laundry list of simulated sex, offensive names, and bad touching

(Newser) - It might not be shocking to read that two Hooters employees are suing the company for sexual harassment. But what if we told you the two employees were men? A lawyer for PJ Cagnina and Scott Peterson tells CBS Los Angeles his clients were subjected to years of "repeated,... More »

'Male Hooters' Opens in Dallas

'Tallywackers' kinda says it all, right?

(Newser) - First, there was Hooters—now there's Tallywackers. Get the idea? An all-male version of the not-named-after-owls restaurant opened in Dallas over the weekend with good-looking guys serving American fare like hot dogs, pizzas, and steaks, KFOR 4 reports. The owner, Rodney Duke, said last month on a morning show... More »

Local Hooters: We Won't Serve San Diego Mayor

San Diego locations bear sign letting Bob Filner know just that

(Newser) - In a move that might force you to give it some respect, Hooters has decided not to serve scandalized San Diego Mayor Bob Filner . The executive director of the San Diego Republican Party was the first to publicize the news, tweeting out a picture of a sign in one Hooters... More »

Eatery Trademarks 'Breastaurant'

Bikinis Bar & Grill edges out others in the field

(Newser) - Hooters has long been casually referred to as a "breastaurant," but now a different eatery has gone and trademarked the term. "We're really excited about receiving this federal trademark," says the CEO of the Texas-based Bikinis Sports Bar and Grill chain. "It just further... More »

Hooters' New Plan: Attract Women

Low-brow restaurant chain revitalizes its image

(Newser) - Never fear, Hooters fans: The so-called "breastaurant" doesn't plan to finally clothe its waitresses. But the chain's revitalization project does include renovating restaurants, updating the menu, and attracting an unexpected new customer ... women. Why the upgrade? Because Hooters has been closing restaurants and losing revenue, thanks to... More »

8th Graders on Field Trip Stop for Lunch at Hooters

After visit to National Aquarium, chaperones picked Hooters for lunch

(Newser) - One group of eighth-graders experienced a different kind of lunch lady on their recent field trip to Baltimore: a Hooters girl. The Pennsylvania middle school students embarked on a visit to the National Aquarium last week. Chaperones (who the AP describes as "coed") took them to various restaurants... More »

State Rep: My Hooters Career Got Me Where I Am Today

Tennessee lawmaker credits restaurant with much of her success

(Newser) - Julia Hurley won her position as a state representative in the November election thanks in large part to one thing: her experience as a Hooters girl. "If I could make it at Hooters, I could make it anywhere," Hurley writes in Hooters magazine, in a piece picked up... More »

15 Celebs' Summer Jobs

See, they really were just like us...once

(Newser) - Even Tom Cruise had a newspaper route—in his pre-Hollywood days, of course. The Daily Beast uncovers the summer jobs of 15 celebrities:
  • Amy Adams: The Enchanted star was, briefly, a Hooters girl after high school, but she says she “wasn’t cut out to be a Hooters waitress.
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Hooters to Waitress: Get Fit or Get Fired

Server goes on 'weight probation,' considers suit

(Newser) - A Hooters server is considering a weight discrimination suit against the company after bosses told her she needed to slim down. Cassie Smith, who is 5-8 and 132 pounds, says she was told, "Your shorts and shirt size could use some improvement." The company gave her a free... More »

Big Breasts = Big Tips

(Newser) - Cornell professor Michael Lynn has proven what Heidi Montag just knew, the founders of Hooters proved 27 years ago, and the first upright man discovered 2 million years ago. Waitresses with large breasts get better tips. It also doesn’t hurt to be blonde and slender. Professor Lynn’s colleagues... More »

'Breastaurants' Booming as Economy Tanks

(Newser) - Many restaurateurs are struggling these days, but Hooters and a new crop of imitators are seeing their clientele increase, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. Hooters revenues went up 2% from 2007 to 2008, and while the chain is secure—“We’re not looking over our shoulders,” said exec... More »

Hooters Boots Battered Waitress Over Bruises

Injuries violated restaurant's 'all-American cheerleader look'

(Newser) - An Iowa judge has awarded unemployment benefits to an assaulted Hooters waitress who says she was fired because her bruised "body wasn't up to par." Managers testified that the black eye and facial bruising Sara Dye suffered in a domestic violence dispute violated the company-mandated "glamorous appearance"... More »

Golfer Daly Passes Out in Hooters

(Newser) - John Daly, the bad boy of golf, had a very bad weekend. Winston-Salem police say he passed out drunk in a Hooters restaurant, then refused to go to the hospital. As a result, cops made him spend the night in jail to sober up, the Winston-Salem Journal reports. Daly, who... More »

5-Year-Old Ditches Day Care for Hooters

Preschooler walks half a mile, probably for the wings

(Newser) - A Texas day-care provider has some explaining to do after losing track of a 5-year-old boy who took off on his own and walked half a mile to the local Hooters, WFAA of Dallas reports. The child asked to use the bathroom and skipped out through an emergency exit shortly... More »

UK Balks at Hooters' Expansion

Opponents say chain will encourage broader sex industry

(Newser) - Some Britons are choking on Hooters' plan to serve up another 35 locations in the UK, the Guardian reports. Britain has one so far, but feminists are already accusing the chain of importing misogyny and sexist entertainment with its chicken wings. "Without the sexualised waiters and the soft porn... More »

Huck's Wife Defends Jaunt to Vegas for Fight, Hooters

Janet Huckabee long planned to root for boxing fellow Arkansan; hotel plans changed

(Newser) - Janet Huckabee put on her least social conservative-friendly face last weekend, going to Las Vegas for a middleweight prizefight—and staying at the Hooters Casino Hotel. The spouse of GOP candidate Mike has fine excuses—boxer Jermain Taylor is an Arkansas favorite; the risqué lodging was an eleventh-hour booking—but... More »

Jailbird Heads to Hooters

Inmate fled jail while taking out the trash

(Newser) - A convict who managed to extract himself from the county jail in an Indiana town Sunday while taking out the trash was caught yesterday after he was unable to resist bragging about the caper to new-found friends at a nearby Hooters. Charles Smith, the 56-year-old escapee, wasn't even missed until... More »

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