We all love hearing stories of big tippers at restaurants, those generous folks who leave behind piles of money in appreciation. But the generosity trend can swing both ways, as a waitress near Atlanta proved after giving a 72-year-old patron one of her kidneys. The transplant was successful and both are now doing well.
It doesn’t matter whether Consumerist friend Chris was hungry for some Hooters wings last night or not. Because the thing is, Chris isn’t a mind reader, which is apparently what whoever composed the restaurant’s sign must think.
An ex-Hooters waitress has filed a complaint with the Maryland Commission on Civil rights, claiming the restaurant chain discriminated against her after firing her, allegedly because she had highlighted her hair. She claims that the company has separate grooming policies for different races, and that she was terminated because she’s African-American and put blonde streaks in her hair. [More]
San Diego Mayor Bob Filner will have to look elsewhere if he wants wings and a cold frosty beer: A downtown San Diego Hooters location has blacklisted the embattled mayor in the wake of sexual harassment accusations. [More]
If you want a $12 meal, you go to Applebee’s, T.G.I. Friday’s or whathaveyou. But if you want a $12 meal with a side of attractive waitress, there’s a wide array of ogling options. And while Hooters might be the first breastaurant that comes to mind, it doesn’t legally own the term . That honor belongs to a Texas-based chain which just nabbed the federal trademark for “breastaurant.”
On one hand, the two men suspected of boosting a jukebox from a Hooters restaurant in San Diego are probably bummed if they thought it was an ATM. But on the other — how sweet would it be to have your own jukebox? Well, if it hadn’t been stolen. Because stealing is wrong, even if you think you’re stealing one thing and it’s actually something else. [More]
The new leadership at Hooters — long deemed a restaurant for people who are afraid to be seen at a strip club, and who haven’t figured out it’s cheaper to just eat at home and watch cable TV — says it’s tired of being a mostly-men joint and wants to make the eatery more appealing to those not drawn in by the allure of women wearing tight T-shirts.
Advice to people at restaurants and stores who have a problem with a customer: Keep it to yourself; wait until you get home and then complain about it to your spouse/roommate/pet canary. But for the love of god, please stop writing those insults down on receipts.
The idea behind chain restaurants is — or at least it should be — to provide customers with dependable, consistent food and service at multiple locations. And many chains succeed in at least trying to fulfill these goals. But according to a recent survey of nearly 48,000 Consumer Reports readers, some chains are struggling to maintain a mediocre level of service and quality.
Maybe you’re a little bit strapped for cash this Mother’s Day, or maybe your mom just really loves wings more than flowersÂ — and for those of you who like to say, “I love you, person who brought me into the world” with meat, Hooters has got just the deal.
Prepare your best boob jokes, everyone, there’s a legal battle going down in the C-cup Corral between established stripmall mega-chain Hooters and an upstart restaurant named Twin Peaks.
Scantily-clad waitresses and Catholic fundraisers for the homeless seem like a perfect match on paper, right? No? Well, those who didn’t think Hooters should host a Catholic St. Louis charity event complained about the concept and convinced planners to cancel it.
Eating establishments known as “breastaurants” — which pretty much means exactly what you think it does — are gaining in popularity, as chains with names like Twin Peaks and Tilted Kilt compete with Hooters (which brings in about $1 billion a year in revenue) to offer “a different level of service and attentiveness” to their customers.
Want your credit line increased, APR lowered, or your declined credit card application approved? Begging and pleading with customer service not getting you anywhere except front row seats to your personal puddle of shame? Then give some of the “backdoor numbers” a shot.
Here’s a great credit card that will allow you to express how awesome you are at a variable APR between 7.75% and 26.95%. Yes, kids, it’s the Hooters MasterCard, and according to their website, it’s been “rated #1 by some fake award.”
• Mr. Hooters is dead at 69, huh huh. [NYT] “Robert H. Brooks, 69, Owner of Hooters Restaurant Chain, Is Dead”
• Sometimes it’s best to let headlines speak for themselves. [LAT] “Hooters’ Benefit for L.A. Animal Services Is a Bust”