So basically there have been complaints filed against Hooters restaurants for catering to families by having kids menus, booster seats, and even t-shirts that say "Future Hooters Girl" and stuff.
How do we feel about this? Should Hooters cater to families? Is it 'Adult' entertainment?
Those girls are dressed no worse than high school kids these days. *shudder* And aside from that, I don't see what else is so much more un-kidfriendly about Hooters than any other pub.
They can cater to who they want to hopefully gain a larger consumer base. If a family is opposed to their theme, they can easily go somewhere else.
They have a right to offer kids menus, boosters seats and childrens clothing. If you don't care for the atmosphere at Hooters then you shouldn't go, the end.
They can have whatever they want and cater to whoever they want.if soeone wants to take their kid into a place like that and buy them shirts that say "Future Hooters Girl" then so be it.
That said, I detest Hooters. I think the way they hide their sexism behind beer and wings sucks. I think they perpetuate a rape culture worse then a strip joint and it makes me hella sad. It's gross, it gives a bad name to women, and is nothing more then a socially accpetable strip club masked as a restaraunt. Blech!
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I can't imagine filing complaints. Thats ridiculous to me. Its not like someone is actually forced to bring their kids there simply because they have children's menus and whatnot
Parents have the ultimate decision in if its a family eating establishment or not.
So silly. For example....i would never personally choose to take my family to hooters for a meal.
See? Problem solved!
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I didn't even know we had a Hooters here!
I don't think NOW has it right. There's a difference between accomodating families and marketing to them. If Hooter's put out a "kids eat free" ad, that would be marketing and I might have a problem with that. But offering a kids menu & booster seats for when a family stops in is an accomodation. Even one of my favorite high-end fancy restaurants has a high chair!
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And seriously...they really have a t-shirt like that? Ewwwww.
Back to the OP - They can say what they want, parents can choose not to take their children there. If they have 1/2 a brain, they will realize that Hooters really isn't a kid place to begin with even if they do offer booster seats and crayons.
Yeah, I think that they should have the right to offer kids menus and booster seats, and that parents should have the say about whether to take their kids there. I ve never been, but as far as I know the waitresses arent showing anything that you couldnt see at the mall or at least the beach.
I do have to question a parent that would put their kid in a "future Hooters girl" shirt.
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