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    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.

    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/articl...#ixzz18m0X7Zcn

    How do we feel about this? Should Hooters cater to families? Is it 'Adult' entertainment?

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    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.
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zefroim View Post
    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.
    This. It's not like they are advertising happy meals or even trying to pretend like they cater to families as their first choice.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JorgieGirl View Post
    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.
    I agree! I have actually been to a Hooters once in my entire life ~ and it was this past fall with three kids! It was this random thing ~ going to see a HS football game for the team that my BIL coaches on a friday night and it was far away and we had no idea that there would be NOTHING around it but a hooters. So, hooters it was! The food was super bad meh but the beer was cold and good! The kids had crayons and coloring books and whatnot, which made the fact that we had to be there much easier and quite appreciated. Definitely not a destination for us to set out to again on purpose, but did the trick in a pinch. I say definitely because of the food ~ we generally don't like food like that much, the actual atmosphere didn't bother me or the kids at all, it was much more sports oriented than boob oriented, actually. My kids see a lot more boobs at home then they saw there. I was actually a little let down. False advertising and all that

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by culturedmom View Post
    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!
    This x3!! I've only been one time, well before kids, and I didn't find anything appealing there. The food sucked sucked and the atmosphere was full of a bunch of creepy dudes trying to get a feel. Personally, I don't like a side of boobs with my wings.

    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.
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    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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