Hooters, Hard Rock Less Impressive in Consumer Survey

Consumer Reports surveyed readers about their experiences at top restaurant chains around the country

Recent news about the boom of "breastaurants" may say otherwise, but apparently Hooters (along with Hard Rock Café and Buffalo Wild Wings) isn't doing too well in the consumer rankings.

Consumer Reports surveyed 47,565 readers about meals at 102 restaurants, each at a level above fast food. 

On the negative end? Friendly's and Waffle House were criticized for their cleanliness and mood; Friendly's in particular got low marks for service (despite the name). Buffalo Wild Wings also got low marks for value and noise.

And Hooters? Both Hooters and Hard Rock Café got low marks for value. Family restaurants like IHOP, Denny's, and Shoney's, however, did relatively well and received average ratings, but Consumerist reports that the Pub Style/Grill category had the worst scores, including restaurants like Ruby Tuesday, Chili's, and Applebee's. So let's just opt for the local, family-owned diner, shall we?

Jessica Chou is an associate editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @jesschou.