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(Gawker)   Hooters is turning 30, getting a boob- er, we mean face-lift   (gawker.com) divider line 54
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2013-01-20 02:35:03 PM  
So now they're just going to be Delightfully Tacky?
 
2013-01-20 03:26:13 PM  
i48.photobucket.com
mmmmmmmmm, wings.
 
2013-01-20 04:28:13 PM  
Are they going to ditch the 1/2" thick hose?
 
2013-01-20 04:44:21 PM  
Wow. For a change there are some real actual gems of wisdom in the comments. I especially like:

I don't get hooters. If you want to see boobs why no go to a strip club or brothel where you can see boobs instead of just a T-shirt covering boobs.

And

first, their wings are fantastic.
second, this pic looks basically like every hooters i've seen in the last 10 years.


I admit I've only ever been to Hooters once in my entire life and that was for Christmas dinner (Mom was in the hospital and it was the only place open that late), but...yeah. It looked  exactlylike the pic provided in the article.

/continue your boob thread
 
2013-01-20 05:29:19 PM  

Krymson Tyde: [i48.photobucket.com image 600x450]
mmmmmmmmm, wings.


Where are the wings in that picture?
 
2013-01-20 05:30:43 PM  
Hooters wings are crap. Even by chain standards.

The sad part is that it's just not that hard to make good wings. A $50 fryer, a bag of frozen wings, some hot sauce, honey, butter, ginger and garlic and you can make some great wings at home yourself with very little effort.
 
2013-01-20 05:43:00 PM  

whistleridge: first, their wings are fantastic.
second, this pic looks basically like every hooters i've seen in the last 10 years.



Seconded. And I live in a warm-weather university town, so the chicks tending bar at all my local locations are actually earning their graduate degrees.
 
2013-01-20 05:54:32 PM  
For whatever reason, Hooters has done fairly poorly in the NY Metro area. They've opened and closed a lot of locations.
 
2013-01-20 06:09:35 PM  
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2013-01-20 06:17:43 PM  
If the washed up high school grads with daddy issues are still wearing those pathetic shorts with the panty hose circa 1976 then the restaurant will still be an afterthought. If they actually put some effort into food quality instead of serving up the bottom of the barrel crap they would be successful.
 
2013-01-20 06:27:42 PM  
Overpriced, mediocre food and lotsa saline implants.
 
2013-01-20 06:39:01 PM  

L.D. Ablo: Overpriced, mediocre food and lotsa saline implants.


Yeah.
The pic looks like every Hooters I've ever seen. (2)
Food is very meh.

Don suit. Eat dinner at a nice steakhouse. Then go tell the strippers you're some rich asshole on a business trip. Have a friend pretend to be a foreign businessman.
Then just pay base price for the lap dance after they shower you with free attention for hours trying to get that expense account money.
 
2013-01-20 06:47:40 PM  
Do they still try to market themselves as a family-oriented restaurant?
 
2013-01-20 06:57:08 PM  
Hooters "wings" are fried chicken just rolled in sauce, not buffalo wings. That said, they are pretty tasty but I go elsewhere for buffalo wings.
 
2013-01-20 07:01:23 PM  
The new look features a lot of wood (ha!) and a little t-shirt shop in the store.

So, the same as it has been for 20 years?
 
2013-01-20 07:03:11 PM  
Well they should start by redesigning the cut of those orange awful shorts.
 
2013-01-20 07:11:48 PM  
The Hooters waitresses are better looking in the smaller markets. In Los Angeles they all are single moms that aren't that great looking. If you're really hot, you can work in one of many clubs bringing home a lot more dough. Whereas in the smaller cities, Hooters is a goldmine and has better looking waitresses.
 
2013-01-20 07:31:34 PM  

spammuncher: The Hooters waitresses are better looking in the smaller markets. In Los Angeles they all are single moms that aren't that great looking. If you're really hot, you can work in one of many clubs bringing home a lot more dough. Whereas in the smaller cities, Hooters is a goldmine and has better looking waitresses.


In Canada they got (ahem) busted for discriminatory hiring, so some of the shirts aren't as full as they are in the States.  Needless to say, they haven't done all that well in Canada. I'm sure the overall quality of the food has nothing at all to do with that, though.
 
2013-01-20 07:40:50 PM  
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The breastraunt category is getting some new entries..Hooters is going to have to work hard to reverse their 6 straight years of declining sales.
 
2013-01-20 07:43:03 PM  
FTFA: A press release states that restaurant-goers will "experience a variety of design elements that will surely keep them comfortably seated for hours"

Bullshiat. Any restaurant interested in keeping people for hours doesn't put in those tall tables and chairs you see in the photo.

Turn and burn those tables is the name of the game, even in a sports bar.
 
2013-01-20 08:25:24 PM  
The Hooters near me closed...twice.
 
2013-01-20 08:59:56 PM  
I went to the Hooters in Singapore. It was....ironic.

They still had terrible wings.
 
2013-01-20 09:45:20 PM  
A few years ago the Hooters near me had a malfunction in their neon sign. The "t" burned out so it said "Hoo'ers."
 
2013-01-20 09:58:42 PM  
Update the outfits first. I can remember when women used to dress like that to go to the gym, and it makes me feel old. Yoga pants please.
 
2013-01-20 10:04:37 PM  

HempHead: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 850x789]
The breastraunt category is getting some new entries..Hooters is going to have to work hard to reverse their 6 straight years of declining sales.


Damn. That is one hell of a happy hour.
 
2013-01-20 10:24:50 PM  

Vegan Meat Popsicle: Hooters wings are crap. Even by chain standards.

The sad part is that it's just not that hard to make good wings. A $50 fryer, a bag of frozen wings, some hot sauce, honey, butter, ginger and garlic and you can make some great wings at home yourself with very little effort.


Where in the US can you not find fresh, or at least unfrozen, wings?
 
2013-01-20 10:51:45 PM  

HempHead: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 850x789]
The breastraunt category is getting some new entries..Hooters is going to have to work hard to reverse their 6 straight years of declining sales.


Browsing through their photo gallery, I see a lot of... potential. If they can keep that talent level when expanding outside Texas.
 
2013-01-20 11:00:33 PM  

PsychoPhil: For whatever reason, Hooters has done fairly poorly in the NY Metro area. They've opened and closed a lot of locations.


They didn't do too well around Portland, OR either. Kind of a bad business environment for them with all of the strip clubs as competition...
 
2013-01-20 11:48:06 PM  
First, fix the food. The wings are ok, but everything else needs work.
Two, fix the uniforms. The glossy pantyhose and tulip shorts are so 1980s. Yoga shorts with bare legs in warm weather and yoga pants or leggings in cold weather is the way to go. Ditch the leg warmers.
Three, fix the food. See above.
 
2013-01-21 12:14:09 AM  
Their wing suck, they aren't even remotely okay, they're terrible, it's like deep-fried chicken with a sand batter, and watery, flavorless sauce. There is nothing good about it, anyone that think's their food has even a smidgen of quality has a suspect mental capacity.
 
2013-01-21 12:30:47 AM  

duckpoopy: Vegan Meat Popsicle: Hooters wings are crap. Even by chain standards.

The sad part is that it's just not that hard to make good wings. A $50 fryer, a bag of frozen wings, some hot sauce, honey, butter, ginger and garlic and you can make some great wings at home yourself with very little effort.

Where in the US can you not find fresh, or at least unfrozen, wings?


You are frying them and loading them with sauces.
Frozen isn't a huge deal.
 
2013-01-21 12:48:47 AM  

duckpoopy: Vegan Meat Popsicle: Hooters wings are crap. Even by chain standards.

The sad part is that it's just not that hard to make good wings. A $50 fryer, a bag of frozen wings, some hot sauce, honey, butter, ginger and garlic and you can make some great wings at home yourself with very little effort.

Where in the US can you not find fresh, or at least unfrozen, wings?


I know a guy from NY who makes the best wings. He's very picky about his ingredients, frozen wings actually end up better. I don't know why, they just do.
 
2013-01-21 01:09:27 AM  

PanicMan: duckpoopy: Vegan Meat Popsicle: Hooters wings are crap. Even by chain standards.

The sad part is that it's just not that hard to make good wings. A $50 fryer, a bag of frozen wings, some hot sauce, honey, butter, ginger and garlic and you can make some great wings at home yourself with very little effort.

Where in the US can you not find fresh, or at least unfrozen, wings?

I know a guy from NY who makes the best wings. He's very picky about his ingredients, frozen wings actually end up better. I don't know why, they just do.


The outside can be more thoroughly cooked before the inside gets overdone.
 
2013-01-21 01:38:36 AM  
Used to go to Hooters on the weekends sometimes when I was in High School (5 years ago). Wings were edible, but not good, and the "girls" were all middle aged women that were maybe attractive if you are into half-milfs. Haven't gone back since. Of course, this location is right on the border of a city and a ghetto suburb.
 
2013-01-21 01:50:21 AM  

bionicjoe: L.D. Ablo: Overpriced, mediocre food and lotsa saline implants.

Yeah.
The pic looks like every Hooters I've ever seen. (2)
Food is very meh.

Don suit. Eat dinner at a nice steakhouse. Then go tell the strippers you're some rich asshole on a business trip. Have a friend pretend to be a foreign businessman.
Then just pay base price for the lap dance after they shower you with free attention for hours trying to get that expense account money.


I see we have the same playbook.
 
2013-01-21 06:56:35 AM  
The picture reminds me of the Hooters in Pt. Charlotte, FL, and I haven't been there in 8-10 years. Unless, by facelift, they mean they've cleaned the floors.
 
2013-01-21 07:38:44 AM  

Dog Welder: A few years ago the Hooters near me had a malfunction in their neon sign. The "t" burned out so it said "Hoo'ers."


Instantly thinking of DeVito...
 
2013-01-21 08:10:53 AM  
the restaurant you totally go to "just for the wings"

I do not. I totally go there to have a beer and stare at the hot waitresses.
 
2013-01-21 08:39:47 AM  
Please get rid of the orange ... Please get rid of the orange ... Please get rid of the orange ... Please get rid of the orange ... Please get rid of the orange ... Please get rid of the orange ...
 
2013-01-21 08:48:51 AM  
They had a Hooters in Parkersburg WV, it was pretty much as you can imagine.
Out of business, it didn't last long.
/muffin tops and wings
 
2013-01-21 09:01:06 AM  
Looks just like every Hooters I've seen except most of them have basic wooden stools, not ones with backs.

I see more skin from MILFs running errands in their workout gear. Just no shiny tights and long socks.

We like to go on Fridays when they dump the orange shorts and go to all black or black shorts and football jerseys.
 
2013-01-21 09:24:56 AM  
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Welcome to the new Hooters. Try the Ironic Wings.
 
2013-01-21 09:29:29 AM  

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Those kittens will be the first to die.
 
2013-01-21 11:16:05 AM  
I prefer Bone Daddy's. They have some good food (and excellent onion rings), plus the girls don't wear those stupid hose Hooters girls wear.
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/hot
 
2013-01-21 12:40:48 PM  
I think my picture is still on the wall of a hooters. I was working there for a promtion. Didnt even know my pic was on the wall until a girl I was seeing told me about it.
 
2013-01-21 12:42:18 PM  
Something for the ladies:


www.ddpeckerswingshack.com
 
2013-01-21 01:17:08 PM  
Twin Peaks anyone?

scenicsundays.com
 
2013-01-21 01:34:06 PM  
Are they going to nail reclaimed wood on the wall and put up some Edison bulbs? Because I hear that's the hot new thing nowdays.
 
2013-01-21 02:30:30 PM  

shinjitsuism: Twin Peaks anyone?


That place has advertisements in every in flight magazine I've seen since October. Looks like they're trying to build the franchise.
 
2013-01-21 02:41:45 PM  
Some people in DC are not happy with this news.

I always wondered what the Chinese letters on the sign of the DC Hooters really say.  I think its probably:
"Come stare at our waitresses while pretending to enjoy our food."
 
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