Hooters to Open New Restaurant Concept Sans Scantily Clad Servers
When you think Hooters, you probably picture tacky sex appeal. But the original “breastaurant” chain’s newest dining concept will actually focus on the food. “Hoots” will be a fast-casual spinoff of the iconic Hooters, and it will hire both male and female workers.
Instead of luring customers with women dressed in tight orange shorts and revealing tank tops, Hoots will be focused on high-quality counter-service food (a simplified version of the original Hooters menu) and will have a full-service bar, according to Business Insider.
The first Hoots will open just outside of Chicago in Cicero, Illinois, in mid-February with more locations to follow. It will be a 2,800-square-foot space with 75 seats.
If fully dressed service is not your thing and you’re feeling a little bitter over a recent breakup, you can head over to a Hooters this Valentine’s Day for free wings in exchange for a shredded picture of your ex. The “Shred ‘Em and Forget ‘Em” promotion is eyebrow-raising but certainly in line with what Hooters has called its “delightfully tacky, yet unrefined” atmosphere. Take the quiz here to see whether you should shred, burn, bury, or dart that picture of your ex.