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comment by kleinbl00

Speaking as someone who designed Hooters restaurants in 2006 and 2007, Hooters has been on deathwatch for fifteen years.

Hooters is a tacky restaurant with bad food. People who like tacky restaurants with bad food are dying off.

    Hooter's has one of the lowest gaming revenue for a Strip casino, but has one of the highest ratio of non-gaming to gaming income.

    Hooters Air Boeing 737 waiting on the ramp at Orlando International Airport

    Aside from its unorthodox neighborhood chain-restaurant tie-in, Hooters Air sought to differentiate itself from other carriers with a distinctive style of in-flight service. The carrier was marketed towards golfers in an effort to bring casual and tournament players to Myrtle Beach's 100+ championship golf courses. Two "Hooters Girls," dressed in their restaurant uniforms, were on each flight assisting the (traditionally attired) in-flight crews with hospitality duties.

francopoli  ·  150 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    Hooters is a tacky restaurant with bad food. People who like tacky restaurants with bad food are dying off.

And here is where we all play the world's smallest violin. And also hope they speed up the 'dying off' process.

My favorite wing place in town has some of the best fried chicken I've ever eaten. They also have cornbread that must be bathed in unicorn tears. The place itself is a smallish building that betrays the size of their operation. You walk into the place and the staff is behind bulletproof glass, there are iron bars on the windows, and around town it has the nickname "ghetto wings." Being me, I'd probably not go there after dark. At lunch, however, there are people from cops to beggars, guys in work trucks to guys in suits all in line to get these things. If you don't time the lunch rush just right, the wait for your food can be 35-40 minutes. And I love the place. The rough around the edges of the place and the area of town they are located scares away the people who would be better served at an Applebees or Hooters.

The people in the place are wonderful, lovely, kind, and some of the best people out there. I go to this place roughly once a month when the whole office kicks in and we get 100 wings and a few sides. And they remember me.

ecib  ·  149 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I had a client years ago who aaaaaaaaaaaaalways wanted to go to Hooters for lunch on my company card.

It was such a bummer trying to pick out a single thing on the menu that I could remotely enjoy eating. Playboy actually had good articles. Hooters did not, in fact, have good wings. The absolute rock-bottom they could have done was tend to their pretense appropriately.

kleinbl00  ·  149 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Despite designing somewhere around 2 dozen of them, I've never actually been inside one.

I am okay with this.