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    Feasting on Hooters

    Has Lord of Darkness already arranged a Frequent Diners Card?

    Controversial American restaurant chain Hooters is on its way to New Zealand.

    The chain, which acknowledges that many consider its name "a slang term for a portion of the female anatomy", announced yesterday that it plans to open branches in all major cities in the country beginning next year.

    Auckland is likely to be the first stop for Hooters, which describes itself as "delightfully tacky yet unrefined" and is renowned for its busty "Hooters Girls".

    The company's website says an "element of female sex appeal is prevalent in the restaurants", with the Hooters Girl uniform composed of orange shorts and a white shirt. "Pantyhose and bras are required," the website says.

    It does not divulge whether women hired meet particular measurements but says they must "fit the image of a Hooters Girl".

    The company disputes claims it exploits women.

    "[Such claims] are as ridiculous as saying the NFL exploits men who are big and fast. Hooters Girls have the same right to use their natural female sex appeal to earn a living as do supermodels Cindy Crawford and Naomi Campbell."

    On its name, the company says: "Hooters does have an owl inside its logo and uses an owl theme sufficiently to allow debate to occur over the meaning's intent. The chain enjoys and benefits from this debate."

    Hospitality Association chief executive Bruce Robertson said the concept would appeal to some but not to others.

    "The market will determine whether there's enough demand."



    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/section/st...ectid=10344555

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    Family forum - and not the sort of thing that I think should be discussed on a forum such as this.

    Thread closed.

    **Edit** - re-opened as discussed in the Lords Lounge thread.

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    The Power of Voltman.. only joking.

    kudos to you James for admiting you made an error.

    As for Hooters well I certainly will make a visit or 5.

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    They seem to be expanding a lot recently. They opened in Shanghai a few months before I left, but nothing special.
    Food was pretty average too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by andyc
    They seem to be expanding a lot recently. They opened in Shanghai a few months before I left, but nothing special.
    Food was pretty average too.
    By all accounts its the service that counts .
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    Quote Originally Posted by twctopcat
    By all accounts its the service that counts .
    To be honest though, I do find the whole concept quite sexist. A bit over the top really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andyc
    To be honest though, I do find the whole concept quite sexist. A bit over the top really.
    I haven't been but at the end of the day the ladies choose to work there and i expect the money is good. You pays your money you takes your choice....thats the U.S for you i suppose.

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    Everytime somebody mentions Hooters, I think of NO MA'AM from "Married With Children".

    The exploitation issue is always going to be a thorny one, but bottom line I don't have that much of a problem so long as working conditions are good and the behaviour of patrons towards the girls is heavily policed.

    BTW, andy, out of curiosity, were they all Chinese girls or "imported"?
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    Bit of both, Slow Love, but probably more foreigners.

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    Are there any plans of expanding into Aus? seems likely given they're doing NZ
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    Has Lord of Darkness already arranged a Frequent Diners Card?
    Hahaha you better bet i have .. i have a high metabolism aswell..which means i could probably regularly visit hooters , appreciate the service eat the food and ermm not put on weight ....
    Btw andy what do they serve.. the regular american burger...hotdogs etc?
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    Yeah, that sort of stuff Lord. They're meant to be quite well known (apart from the obvious) for their chicken wings.

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    I wouldnt call it exploitation, tbh. The girls want to do it, and if thats the case, probably enjoy showing off their assets.

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    :O *Linda's a hooters employee alert !* ...

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