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2012-09-15 11:57:36 AM  
www.mediashow.ro

needs to be changed to "men need more cash"
 
2012-09-15 12:07:01 PM  
After five years of falling sales...

I'll bet he had to fight really hard not to use the word "sagging" right there
 
2012-09-15 01:26:09 PM  
1. Improve the food. I've had much better food at actual, fully nude strip clubs.
2. Stop making the girls wear those unattractive, flesh-colored pantyhose.
3. Stop making the girls wear those creepy, flesh-colored rubber "patches" over their tattoos. I don't want my food and drinks handled by someone who looks like they have rejected skin grafts on their arms.
 
2012-09-15 02:02:48 PM  
FTA: "But according to Bloomberg Businessweek, CEO Terry Marks believes that by tweaking the menu with more salads and fresher ingredients, lightening up the beach shack decor, and adding space for a bit of nightlife, the company can at least make its franchises an acceptable destination for more wives and girlfriends. As of now, about two-thirds of their patrons are guys."

Add buff men as waiters and you may see more women gawk eat at Hooters.
 
2012-09-15 02:18:32 PM  

ms_lara_croft: Add buff men as waiters and you may see more women gawk eat at Hooters.


THIS! And don't forget - gay guys have money too.
 
2012-09-15 02:28:18 PM  
My wife loves Hooters. They have a wide selection of light beer, good fried pickles and jalapenos, and decent enough other food. And she doesn't feel threatened by the waitresses. If anything, they give her free drinks.
 
2012-09-15 02:29:05 PM  

quickdraw: ms_lara_croft: Add buff men as waiters and you may see more women gawk eat at Hooters.

THIS! And don't forget - gay guys have money too.


Once gay marriage is allowed, *that* oversight will be corrected!
 
2012-09-15 02:51:49 PM  
Maybe this isn't a sign of the economy being poor. Maybe this is a direct result of 29 years of degrading women. Any corporation that sets it's entire basis on making women nothing more than objects of desire for sleazy traveling salesmen and other perverts deserves to fail. These women most likely had horrible childhoods, filled with neglect and abuse, and here they are being exploited so that the rich can get richer. I would not be surprised if (providing Hooters can stay afloat) eventually they will move on to forcing these girls into working topless, or even worse, prostitution. But, in my opinion, there is one other thing that this company has done that is far worse than any of these other atrocities.

I'm talking, of course, about the fact that they pride themselves in being a "family" restaurant. This is very troubling, being that the traditional family is starting to come to an end. We should be fighting to save it, not giving into it's destruction by forcing sub-par chicken wings down our mouths. My other concern is that for the children. Anyone who brings a child to this restaurant is teaching them that it is ok to treat women as objects. All this accomplishes is to encourage boys to grow up disrespectful to women and shows young girls that it's ok to sell your body for some extra cash. I am willing to bet that 85% of Hooters Girls ate there as children the rare times that they were allowed to leave the house.

Maybe instead of trying to re-brand their concept, Hooters should do the right thing and shut their doors for good.
 
2012-09-15 03:27:05 PM  
Awful food.
Hideous, unflattering uniforms.
And from a sample size of 1, the waitresses have drug problems and are boring in bed.
What's not to love?
 
2012-09-15 03:30:06 PM  
I have plenty of money. I just don't like Hooters (the restaurant, I loves me the boobies).
 
2012-09-15 03:30:24 PM  

Occam's Disposable Razor: Awful food.
Hideous, unflattering uniforms.
And from a sample size of 1, the waitresses have drug problems and are boring in bed.
What's not to love?


So, did you bang a Hooters Waitress, or are you a Hooters Waitress?
 
2012-09-15 03:31:35 PM  
Anybody who's not a teenage boy that has any desire to go to Hooter's should be openly mocked and ridiculed.
 
2012-09-15 03:32:22 PM  

redly1: Occam's Disposable Razor: Awful food.
Hideous, unflattering uniforms.
And from a sample size of 1, the waitresses have drug problems and are boring in bed.
What's not to love?

So, did you bang a Hooters Waitress, or are you a Hooters Waitress?


Why can't it be both? Guess that would make n=2 though.
 
2012-09-15 03:32:29 PM  
Maybe it would help if the "food" they served was even remotely edible.
 
You can get better food at most strip clubs.
 
/ or so I've been told
 
2012-09-15 03:33:03 PM  
Or men realized just about every bar has hot waitresses in skimpy outfits, and a lot have better food, beer and atmosphere. And if they want to see more there are strip clubs.
 
2012-09-15 03:33:16 PM  
But where will cheer squads, strip clubs and porn studios scout for fresh talent now?!
 
2012-09-15 03:34:30 PM  

Sgt Otter: 1. Improve the food. I've had much better food at actual, fully nude strip clubs.
2. Stop making the girls wear those unattractive, flesh-colored pantyhose.
3. Stop making the girls wear those creepy, flesh-colored rubber "patches" over their tattoos. I don't want my food and drinks handled by someone who looks like they have rejected skin grafts on their arms.



And learn something about women. Women like to look at other women, just not necessarily rednecky looking skanks.
 
2012-09-15 03:34:44 PM  
Hooters is sooooooo yesterday.

nowyouknowevents.com
 
2012-09-15 03:34:50 PM  
Why Hooters is suffering:
chivethebrigade.files.wordpress.com
4.bp.blogspot.com
a2.urbancdn.com
 
2012-09-15 03:36:14 PM  

Sgt Otter: 1. Improve the food. I've had much better food at actual, fully nude strip clubs.
2. Stop making the girls wear those unattractive, flesh-colored pantyhose.
3. Stop making the girls wear those creepy, flesh-colored rubber "patches" over their tattoos. I don't want my food and drinks handled by someone who looks like they have rejected skin grafts on their arms.


Okay, I don't eat in strip clubs. But seriously, this. I've had better wings at sub par sports bars.

My best friend in high school (female) actually had Hooters wings for her graduation party/picnic. Granted, she was raised by her older brother, so I know *exactly* how she became fond of them... but I was surprisingly disappointed in them. So I'm not attracted to the girls, for the few sports games I would like to watch I have other (local) bars as options with screens probably as large, and the food is meh. So as a straight women, why would I want to go there now?
 
2012-09-15 03:37:23 PM  

KingoftheCheese: Maybe this isn't a sign of the economy being poor. Maybe this is a direct result of 29 years of degrading women. Any corporation that sets it's entire basis on making women nothing more than objects of desire for sleazy traveling salesmen and other perverts deserves to fail. These women most likely had horrible childhoods, filled with neglect and abuse, and here they are being exploited so that the rich can get richer. I would not be surprised if (providing Hooters can stay afloat) eventually they will move on to forcing these girls into working topless, or even worse, prostitution. But, in my opinion, there is one other thing that this company has done that is far worse than any of these other atrocities.

I'm talking, of course, about the fact that they pride themselves in being a "family" restaurant. This is very troubling, being that the traditional family is starting to come to an end. We should be fighting to save it, not giving into it's destruction by forcing sub-par chicken wings down our mouths. My other concern is that for the children. Anyone who brings a child to this restaurant is teaching them that it is ok to treat women as objects. All this accomplishes is to encourage boys to grow up disrespectful to women and shows young girls that it's ok to sell your body for some extra cash. I am willing to bet that 85% of Hooters Girls ate there as children the rare times that they were allowed to leave the house.

Maybe instead of trying to re-brand their concept, Hooters should do the right thing and shut their doors for good.


Nice.
 
2012-09-15 03:37:29 PM  

dustman81: Why Hooters is suffering:


Now I won't be coming back to this thread to check responses. You've filled it with pornography. I bet you are a male and have no shame for objectifying these young women. I'm ashamed for you.
 
2012-09-15 03:38:01 PM  

Occam's Disposable Razor: redly1: Occam's Disposable Razor: Awful food.
Hideous, unflattering uniforms.
And from a sample size of 1, the waitresses have drug problems and are boring in bed.
What's not to love?

So, did you bang a Hooters Waitress, or are you a Hooters Waitress?

Why can't it be both? Guess that would make n=2 though.


I'm thinking he meant 1 restaurant.
 
2012-09-15 03:38:27 PM  

KingoftheCheese: Maybe this isn't a sign of the economy being poor. Maybe this is a direct result of 29 years of degrading women. Any corporation that sets it's entire basis on making women nothing more than objects of desire for sleazy traveling salesmen and other perverts deserves to fail. These women most likely had horrible childhoods, filled with neglect and abuse, and here they are being exploited so that the rich can get richer. I would not be surprised if (providing Hooters can stay afloat) eventually they will move on to forcing these girls into working topless, or even worse, prostitution. But, in my opinion, there is one other thing that this company has done that is far worse than any of these other atrocities.

I'm talking, of course, about the fact that they pride themselves in being a "family" restaurant. This is very troubling, being that the traditional family is starting to come to an end. We should be fighting to save it, not giving into it's destruction by forcing sub-par chicken wings down our mouths. My other concern is that for the children. Anyone who brings a child to this restaurant is teaching them that it is ok to treat women as objects. All this accomplishes is to encourage boys to grow up disrespectful to women and shows young girls that it's ok to sell your body for some extra cash. I am willing to bet that 85% of Hooters Girls ate there as children the rare times that they were allowed to leave the house.

Maybe instead of trying to re-brand their concept, Hooters should do the right thing and shut their doors for good.


It's Saturday. Stop trying so hard.

/yeah, I see it, and I don't care
 
2012-09-15 03:38:43 PM  

dustman81: Why Hooters is suffering:
[chivethebrigade.files.wordpress.com image 499x445]
[4.bp.blogspot.com image 540x720]
[a2.urbancdn.com image 442x640]


I got you by 6 seconds :)
 
2012-09-15 03:39:36 PM  
I've only been to Hooters a couple of times. Each time the waitress was awful and completely ignored our table, until she dropped off the check. Then all of a sudden she would sit at our table and act all flirty. Do you really think I'm that stupid? I tip in cash for good service, not because you flirt with me or have great tits. That's what the other tip is for.
 
2012-09-15 03:39:42 PM  
I just couldn't get past the fact that the sign was in Spanish when I wasn't looking. Seems a tad too racist for me.
 
2012-09-15 03:39:45 PM  
The food sucks.
 
2012-09-15 03:40:21 PM  

KingoftheCheese: a whole lot of nonsense


You sound like someone who doesn't go there and whose opinion doesn't matter to them nor does it seem to reflect reality.

Either way, every girl I've known who worked there didn't mind being objectified in exchange for copious amounts of cash. They were 1 step short of being strippers, but they liked the money for not doing a lot of work and not having to take their clothes off. They were smart and knew what was going on. They weren't poor, abused souls that needed some guy white knighting for them. They were grown women making a buck. Hooters isn't pimping out chicks for tricks and you're not Robert De Niro in Taxi Driver.

In fact I would love to see you pitching this argument to a group of Hooters waitresses.

As long as guys are willing to pay for piss poor wings in exchange for chicks in push up bras the place will continue to exist. This is just an extension of the oldest form of barter in human history.
 
2012-09-15 03:40:29 PM  
The only good thing about Hooters is that if you manage one, you get to take home a different hostess/server/bartender each night. That's about it.
 
2012-09-15 03:41:14 PM  

KingoftheCheese: dustman81: Why Hooters is suffering:

Now I won't be coming back to this thread to check responses. You've filled it with pornography. I bet you are a male and have no shame for objectifying these young women. I'm ashamed for you.


i63.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-15 03:41:36 PM  

KingoftheCheese: dustman81: Why Hooters is suffering:

Now I won't be coming back to this thread to check responses. You've filled it with pornography. I bet you are a male and have no shame for objectifying these young women. I'm ashamed for you.


So you bookmarked it?

/This is not a bookmark.
 
2012-09-15 03:41:52 PM  
Why is Hooters losing money?

i78.photobucket.com

They keep getting uglier and I still look the same.
 
2012-09-15 03:42:01 PM  
I notice that they're trying to attract "women" but the servers remain Hooters "girls".
 
2012-09-15 03:42:40 PM  
I want a delightful tea shop with scones and crumpets staffed with 18th century era milk maid costumed strumpets.
 
2012-09-15 03:45:50 PM  
i46.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-15 03:46:03 PM  
Hey, I saw that movie (and the "Outer Limits" episode)...... doesn't some chick end up getting the shaft anyway??
 
2012-09-15 03:47:10 PM  
Last time I ate at a Hooters it made me sick.


How about make your wings suck a little less?
 
2012-09-15 03:47:18 PM  
I think the consenus is that Tilted Kilt blows Hooters out of the water. The only reason I still go to Hooters is for UFC PPVs...the good ones.
 
2012-09-15 03:48:07 PM  
Who needs to leave the house for subpar food and clothed sex objects when the Internet will let you order awesome food and provide you with exactly the sex object you're into?

FunkOut: I want a delightful tea shop with scones and crumpets staffed with 18th century era milk maid costumed strumpets.


Did you mean to post that along with the link as a complete Boing Boing article? I guess not. No mention of a knitted steam punk ukulele.
 
2012-09-15 03:48:08 PM  
I see other TK fans beat me to it...
 
2012-09-15 03:48:12 PM  

namegoeshere: I notice that they're trying to attract "women" but the servers remain Hooters "girls".


Well, they only hire women who haven't menstruated yet to prevent the food from becoming unclean by Old Testament law. Once a girl has her first blood, she becomes a woman and is fired.
 
2012-09-15 03:49:19 PM  
Apparently Hooters read the women-boobies research.
 
2012-09-15 03:50:46 PM  

louiedog:
FunkOut: I want a delightful tea shop with scones and crumpets staffed with 18th century era milk maid costumed strumpets.

Did you mean to post that along with the link as a complete Boing Boing article? I guess not. No mention of a knitted steam punk ukulele.


No, I meant to reveal a personal fetish for historical costume sex and I love tea and scones.

Besides, my punk ukulele site was established back in 1998.
 
2012-09-15 03:51:15 PM  
I always thought Hooters was pretty downmarket, quite honestly. Even the demographic that *is* downmarket would rather go to something that seems a little more upmarket. It's also tired and outdated.

If they think women want to go to a place called, basically, "tits" to be served chain restaurant food, they're delusional. If I want chain restaurant food, I'd go to the Olive Garden or Chili's.
 
2012-09-15 03:54:57 PM  

namegoeshere: KingoftheCheese: Maybe this isn't a sign of the economy being poor. Maybe this is a direct result of 29 years of degrading women. Any corporation that sets it's entire basis on making women nothing more than objects of desire for sleazy traveling salesmen and other perverts deserves to fail. These women most likely had horrible childhoods, filled with neglect and abuse, and here they are being exploited so that the rich can get richer. I would not be surprised if (providing Hooters can stay afloat) eventually they will move on to forcing these girls into working topless, or even worse, prostitution. But, in my opinion, there is one other thing that this company has done that is far worse than any of these other atrocities.

I'm talking, of course, about the fact that they pride themselves in being a "family" restaurant. This is very troubling, being that the traditional family is starting to come to an end. We should be fighting to save it, not giving into it's destruction by forcing sub-par chicken wings down our mouths. My other concern is that for the children. Anyone who brings a child to this restaurant is teaching them that it is ok to treat women as objects. All this accomplishes is to encourage boys to grow up disrespectful to women and shows young girls that it's ok to sell your body for some extra cash. I am willing to bet that 85% of Hooters Girls ate there as children the rare times that they were allowed to leave the house.

Maybe instead of trying to re-brand their concept, Hooters should do the right thing and shut their doors for good.

Nice.


-What, is it like if read every 12th word it spells 'I love titties' or something?
 
2012-09-15 03:55:57 PM  

namegoeshere: I notice that they're trying to attract "women" but the servers remain Hooters "girls".


It's because they probably feel they can control the "girls" more if they see them as dependant children.

I was able to turn off pictures in my browser, so that way I can still respond to your comments.
 
2012-09-15 03:56:01 PM  
I used to "have" to goto Hooters once a week. In our area, it was the only place my elderly father that we relocated due to his health could get clams. He actually became friends with several of the wiatresses who who spend their breaks talking to him. Either my wife or I would take him for an outing from the assisted living place.
 
2012-09-15 03:59:31 PM  
It's been said, but I'll say it again: the outfits are a disaster.

They're not flattering to the female figure. At. All.

Would rather go to Twin Peaks..

fbrest.edgecaching.net
 
2012-09-15 04:00:48 PM  

FunkOut: I want a delightful tea shop with scones and crumpets staffed with 18th century era milk maid costumed strumpets.


Damn, if I only had the start up capital...
 
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