miércoles, 18 de junio de 2014

Hooters

Hooters is the trade name owned by two American restaurant chains: Hooters of America, Inc., based in Atlanta, Georgia, and Hooters, Inc., based in Clearwater, Florida. Among both local companies and franchises have called Hooters, counting in 2007 with more than 425 restaurants in 46 U.S. states and 19 other countries, including Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Canada, Ecuador, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Mexico, Peru , Paraguay, Guatemala, Australia, Singapore (the first country outside the U.S. where they opened) Spain and El Salvador.

Hooters targets male customers to female staff as having scantily-clad waitresses, although there are men working at Hooters as cooks, hosts, bartenders, and managers. The menu includes hamburgers and other sandwiches, steaks, seafood and chicken. It also specializes in Buffalo wings. Almost all Hooters hold licenses to sell alcoholic beverages like beer and wine. 

Hooters began operations on October 4, 1983 with a restaurant in Clearwater, Florida. In 1984, Robert H. Brooks and a group of Atlanta investors bought it and the franchise rights for the Hooters chain. Brooks eventually bought most of the company and became president of the company. Under the leadership of Brooks, Hooters expanded from one restaurant to have more than 425 locations across the world. Brooks died in July 2006.

A Hooters (Hooters girl) Hooterita or girl or waitress is a waitress employed by the Hooters restaurant chain. They are instantly recognizable by their uniform consists of a white cotton shirt and spandex with logo Owl Hooters and the name of the store location on the front, also using small shorts and orange, athletic style or basketball eighties.

Initially the shirts were cotton and knotted at the back to accentuate the bust, which was a ritual before opening the local, later changed to the current cotton shirts and spandex set, which eliminated the ritual knot and They are also much less transparent; waitresses also have a proper uniform for the cold season. Stereotypically think that Hooters girls are chosen by the size of your bust, but in fact are usually chosen for their beauty in general. It is a popular and false rumor that the girls were small bust can order placing fill their bras to work at Hooters, however using pushup bra type is most common. The company also began using other colors and designs for their shirts such as a camouflage theme on Monday (Military Monday), black on Friday (Formal Friday), and football uniform local NFL team during the season NFL. The rest of the uniform is tanned girl shiny pantyhose, white socks and white sneakers.

In regards to the rest of the staff, the men working at Hooters wear sneakers with trousers, apron and chef if brand hats. The quartermaster are called Tweenies.

The uniform is considered by some as a symbol of sexual objectification of women. The overall atmosphere of the restaurant is seen by many feminists as sexist and degrading to women. 

The restaurant uses only women as waitresses, and refers to them as "Hooters Girls" or "Hooteritas" in Spanish-speaking countries such as Mexico. Several lawsuits have been discrimination against the chain and have been settled out of court or dropped by the Committee on Equal Employment Opportunity (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, EEOC), some after an advertising campaign featuring a hirsute Vince Gigliotti kitchen manager of a Hooters in St. Petersburg, Florida, dressed in a Hooters girl uniform.

The website of the company acknowledges, "many consider 'Hooters' a slang term for a portion of the female anatomy" (in eg pornographic slang called hooters to female breasts), but added, "The Hooters Girls have the same right to use their natural female attributes to make a living as do supermodels like Cindy Crawford and Naomi Campbell. " The chain sees herself this way. "Hooters characterizes itself as a neighborhood place, not a family restaurant Seventy percent of all customers are male, most between the ages of 25-54 years . Hooters is not sold as a place for families. "

Hooters has extensive experience in managing public relations. The company carries out campaigns and actively provided support for Grant to Fund Hooters Community, also known as HooCEF, a pun on UNICEF. It has provided money and / or volunteer relief efforts such as Habitat for Humanity, for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Special Olympics and the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Local restaurants often choose their own campaigns that focus on helping your local community causes. Besides visiting U.S. troops deployed around the world including those in Afghanistan through its campaign called "Operation Let Freedom Wing," which involves the sending its celebrities, such as Hooters Calendar Girls, UC3 and singer Angela Lanza.

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