Seems genuinely more excited about the wings.
I’m male and straight, and I am genuinely more excited about the wings when I go there.
There's always an argument with my wife to go there. I wouldn't say they have the best wings but they have an amazing sauce.
My brother will only get the buffalo chicken sandwich there...he swears by it.
Now I feel a little better because all the people ITT trashing Hooters and I'm over here thinking about how much I loved that buffalo chicken sandwich I had this weekend, but that's all I ever get there so maybe that's just what they're good at. I always get delivery though, I don't have to deal with the awkward Hooters environment.
That is a delicious sandwich. Never thought to do delivery.... maybe that’s why I’m having for lunch!
Always consider the fried food to styrofoam container time ratio. I pop a fried food top the second I can, the longer it sits, the soggier it gets
Man that is good advice. Ever tried to eat pancakes from IHOP after they sat in the container? It’s like eating mush.
Try poking slits in the top of the container. This Vietnamese restaurant near me does this when I ordered fried rice to go. Didn't hit me at first why they do that, but now it does.
Last time we went my wife went to the bathroom and one of the hooters girls did not wash her hands. Not hot.
...depends on what you’re into, really.
Man, the hep A, dysentery, and cholera kinks are really gaining ground.
I'll be straight up with you, I work in a kitchen at a restaurant and rarely wash my hands thoroughly in the bathroom. It's because I know that once I touch the door handle or whatever to walk out, I'm once again contaminated.
If there's people outside the bathroom, I'll kinda pretend to wash them, but theres a handwashing station in the kitchen I use immediately to be very thorough.
The only thing I ever really liked there was the Strip Cheese Sandwich. Then it disappeared.
I mean it’s shitty bar food. I happen to love shitty bar food so I’m a big fan. Their buffalo shrimp is pretty good, used to be anyway, not sure about now, it’s been a while. Plus PG13 TnA so that’s cool too.
Shrimps still good. Had buffalo shrimp tacos there last week.
Takeout from Hooters! We'll know they touched it.
That's all I ever get there too. Never been disappointed by it.
I love hooters wings. Period .
Hate BwW a few weeks ago with my buddies and I was like da faq is this shit lol
Where does everyone live that Hooters and BWW are your primary wing options? Where I am, there are tons and tons of local bars and pubs that have way better wings. I would never even consider Hooters or BWW as an option when going out for wings, they just pale in comparison to other places.
Middle America. It's all strip malls and chain restaurants if you aren't in a major city.
My state of Kansas has a history of throwing small businesses at the feet of big business for them to use as dirt.
Naptown, top dozen twenty cities in the union, still depending on B Dubs, Hooters, or Wingstop.
Edit: Apparently we're smaller since last I checked; no surprise.
Really? I find that odd. I grew up in Ft. Wayne IN and we had about 30 places with amazing wings and Hooters and BWW didn't even make the list. Granted I gtfo and now I'm having a hard time finding any decent wings in WI, but my sis is in Denver and says theirs are all shit comparatively too. Maybe Ft. Wayne should start promoting its chicken wing prominence, there's shit else going for it.
I'm in Iowa, and B-Dubs and Hooters are basically the main options. Some bars do decent wing specials, but the big chains are most consistent.
I like chicken nuggets and most places don't do boneless
Boneless is absolutely the way to go man. Less mess, and I can shove a whole flaming hot ball of chicken and sauce in my mouth at once, rather than nibbling at a pile of bones.
But they're just chicken nuggets. I mean, do you, live and let live. But part of the joy I get from a plate of wings is devouring each bone, scouring it for any scrap I might have missed, ripping the two bones in the flat apart, suckingbthem clean. Then enjoying that feeling of having an entire plate covered in bone scraps, like, "yeah, I did that"
This guy looks at all of his poops. Guaranteed.
I absolutely agree, the increase in relative quality does not surpass the increase in absolute convenience in my opinion. I fucking love boneless wings.
Completely agree. Even Wing Stop is significantly better as a chain. That being said, I personally don't mind bdubs. Most of the food is outrageously bland, but the drink specials don't suck and I've enjoyed meeting friends there. Hooters is vastly overrated, although I do think it used to be better. I remember eating there about 15 years ago and it was pretty good. I only ever go every 3 years or so and every time I went back it was a little worse. Plus I really don't care that much for the whole "man cave" atmosphere. The amount of overtly weird men and creepy shit I've witnessed there is really disconcerting while you're trying to eat.
Best wings I've ever had: Pizza Bolis is a regional pizza chain in Maryland and they have excellent wings. Bon Chon is a Thai chain that has stellar wings. Killens BBQ in Houston has delicious smoked wings. Hideaways BBQ, also Maryland, has a really good dry rub. I could list a dozen more at least.
Hooters wings taste like when I buy the generic brand of frozen wings and use the microwave to prepare them.
All of their food tastes like frozen microwave food. It's fucking bad.
It varies by franchise owner. Some Hooters are the bomb. Others taste like shit.
It isn't food talk on the internet without someone jumping right for the frozen food and microwave argument. Sorry our palates aren't as sophiscated as yours is... For chicken wings.
Hey man you waste your money in whatever ways make you happy.
I’ve had a handful of experiences with their food ranging from top-tier wings and sandwiches to what you describe. However, this was at multiple locations over the course of years so I don’t know if the variations are due to quality changing over time, differences between franchisees, or both.
150 bucks later
Buffalo shrimp is the proof. The shrimp is ok but the sauce makes it delicious . I’m glad my fiancée likes it as much as I do .
Gay bars usually have doubles (drinks) for the normal price. You could also go there.
I can tolerate the medium flavor fine but hot gives me gravy pants.
Tiny wings, but at least they make them crispy enough. Many many places fuck this up.
Sauce is good.
When I go to BWW I request them "extra crispy". Or else they are never crispy.
I've had this same arguement with my gf. I have the same chance of taking one home as the bartender at the dive she likes to go to with the really low cut tank top that calls me handsome
If you like your wings breaded and deep fried, Hooters has the best breaded, deep fried wing in the game. Not a lot people like that though. Their other wing styles are nothing special, so that's why they get a lot of flak.
They have terrible wings
Plus one for worst wings in the game
BWW is worst wings by far.
I worked there for 11 months and didn't eat more than one meal there
The real dirt...
If you think their wings are bad then you need to try their hamburger. Legit, frozen premade patty with some government cheese.
We paid taxes so they could make cheese for Hooters??
I really don't have any stories for you, their food is just terrible.
If you order them extra crispy they're decent but I've noticed the quality widely varies and they are sometimes absolutely disgusting.
I don't know where you're at, but even though they are pretty mediocre, they are way better than the wings at 90% of the local places here.
That and their asian zing. Only 2 flavors I get
I go there like almost every Tuesday for their half-priced wings. BWW IMO is pretty legit. Can't really say I've had better.
You don’t go there for the wings you go there for the mini corn dogs.
I like the mozzarella sticks but the objectification makes it not worth it
Yo seriously, I don't get the appeal. I just feel awkward as fuck the whole time. At least with strip clubs (which I also don't like going to) there's no pretense
Agree it’s awkward. But how could anyone eat at a strip club?? My boss tried that idea once, nope. Not gonna even try that. lol
Acropolis in Portland used to have the best steaks in town. Unbelievably cheap. Just ignore the strippers.
I was gonna mention the Acropolis. The best goddamn cheeseburger I've had in my 40 years on this earth was at the Acropolis. No, I wasn't drunk. Yes, there was a lady waving her naked vagina right in front of my face. No, that didn't influence my judgement.
It was like one god damn pound of beef, cooked perfectly medium and juicy throughout and it was like six dollars.
I need to go back there sometime.
Vagina in my face usually sways my judgement, you’re a rock!
With two mentions, the Acropolis has been added to my bucket list Portland trip. Any other places there of interest that wouldn’t be on tourism sites? Historical, strange, etc?
Nah, used to work at one many many years ago we had a sandwich buffet that was free with admission Monday-Friday. Believe it or not the daytime girls would bank off this, especially when it rained.
Strip clubs pretty consistently have amazing food. At least the ones I worked at. It feels weird the first time you eat at a titty bar, but after you break the seal, it gets way easier haha
Girls at B dubs are hotter even though you can't see their cleavage.
Too bad the wings are garbage.
Twin peaks is where it’s at
For real they take that shit seriously
First time I went there I was on vacation with my mom and didn’t know it was a hooters on steroids. Super awkward meal lol
What do you mean “hooters on steroids”?
Do you mean the women were in really good shape? Or something else?
They wear längere instead of T-shirt’s lol
If that’s how you spell it, yeah. I’m a horrible speller my bad
No they don’t. They wear like, belly flannel shirts and shorts.
this is great
My wife was given a gift card from someone at her work. It was awkward. We do still laugh over one of the profiles of the girls that played on a loop. She was asked what her best feature was and she answered "my mouth."
their burgers are really good
Is it wrong to judge those who eat at Twin Peaks
Considering the only time I ever heard of them was in reference to a massive biker shootout, no, but be careful.
I fuckin love TITS. Gotta seem em while I EAT
Hey, why should babies be the only ones who get to look at titties as they eat?
“I will have a chicken breast, hold the chicken”
Is that really what you want?
I only have twice. They have a bomb steak salad
I’ll give you a pass, under the guise of culinary exploration
I saw nipple last time I was at TP.
Girl was dumb as a brick but bless her heart. And tiny chest.
Really? I like em. But I like wings, so they have a place on my table.
I remember the first time I finally went there. Legitimately for the wings before attending a Giants game. Fucking breaded wings? I couldn't believe that people raved about them so much. What a disappointment.
I'm with you. Maybe I'm lucky but there are dive bars where I live with much better wings. I never understand why people go to shitty chains when there are much better local places.
Seriously, has it not occurred to you that not everyone has access to the same options. For some people chains are the closest option. I’m talking 30 min drive from home vs and hour plus. So after a full days work what would you rather do, drive an hour for some OK wings and eye candy(if that’s your thing) or drive an hour plus one way for some good wings.
I hated them the first time I tried them. I didn’t like the breading. I got them “naked” Daytona and like them.
Nah they're pretty good.
Good point I didn't think of it that way
But the cheese fries are amazing.
I think it varies widely by region or something.
Why is it always the goddam wings? Is it a code? It definitely doesn’t absolve the place.
Why? They’re fucking awful.
They're not great, but they're not awful, and the chicks are way too skinny for my tastes. The wings win by default.
Well, Username checks out I guess!
Haven’t been to Hooters in years, but a lot of folks don’t know you can get them “naked”...unbreaded
If you wanna make your own at home buy Wondra flour and toss you wings thoroughly in it before frying. That's how the get that nice crunchy shell and hold sauce so well
They used to be good. Just soggy breading and undersized now.
Kind of reminds me of a scene from 30 Rock where they're deciding what to get for lunch (they rotate who gets to pick):
Pete: Takeout from Hooters!
Frank: That…makes no sense!
Pete: We'll know they touched it!
omg why? I've been there twice and I'd put the food quality on the same level as taco bell or burger king. Why the fuck would you go there for the food?
I tried their buffalo shrimp a few months ago and now that's all I get there.
Eh I went once and the boneless wings were.... Disgusting.
Im from norway but i was recently on a cruise in the States, and was so hyped to try hooters, i was severely dissapointed in the food, but the service and fanservice got beyond anything i've seen once i told her i was from norway. They fished me for my tips, and it worked!
But honestly, B dubs is better.
The quality between $10 for 10 wings at BWW and wings for .50¢ at literally any dive bar or local bar and grill just isn't worth it to me.
They have great options, but that's about it.
Yeah, they got a great non-breaded wing.
But I feel like there is someone from the IRS in the back relegating how much sauce each wing gets...I really dislike that about them.
Ew who TF eats breaded wings? Gotta get that krispy skin boi. You can ask for extra sause too.
I'm partial to the cheese steak myself.
Self explanatory. I get to put the wings in my face.
Restaurants like this were automatically on life support the second the internet became a household thing
Yeah actually get to taste the wings
Hey, the Hooters in my area does all you can eat wings on Wednesday for like 15 bucks.
I'd be more excited about the wings too lol
Same and they do it on Mondays too. I love the Hooters here for that reason alone. Didn’t realize everybody hated the place. More wings for me then!
15 bucks? I like 25 cent wings, I can only eat 10 lol
Funny, I’ve never care or been into a hooters in the US.
When I went to Mexico to see family, all my adult cousins were raving about hooters. I begrudgingly went and was amazed by not only the wings quality, but also the beer selection, and how not boob-centric the staff were. If anything it was like the local volleyball team was working at a Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant.
Place was also not expensive, but I think that has to do with it being in pesos and the exchange rate is too good for us Americans.
Going to Mexico to eat in an American chain is a great shame
well yea. Your allowed to look at , touch, taste, smell and dip those wings.
You just hand your money to the girls. Judged for looking even for a second longer than you need to doesnt seems like a fun time at a place with the whole shtick of "hooters"
may as well go anywhere else at that point so yea. Wings are the best part of any hooters experience.
Also probably helped he was gay.
Their wings are fucking fantastic. They’re buttery and epic.
I had my 13th birthday party at a Hooters in 2003 and all the waitresses were super flirty and one of them even did this thing where she rotated on an upside down bar stool for my entertainment. Looking back on it now, it's a little creepy. I'm just imagining a 13 year old girl having her birthday at a restaurant called "Dongs" and a scantly clad dude doing the same bar stool routine for a 13 year old girl. I don't think the waitresses were legit hitting on me and wanted to fuck a 13 year old in the throes of puberty, they were just doing their job, but it was still weird regardless.
I'd go to Dongs, they'd probably have great hot dogs there. Harder to mess up hot dogs than wings too.
I'd go to Dongs, holy shit. The idiocracy factor would be so strong I'd start off by going ironically but end up their most loyal regular.
Brb, gonna go start a kickstarter for my latest brilliant idea, Dongs. Guess I'll have to put my passion project aside for now; a recliner that doubles as a toilet that's hooked up to plumbing and everything so you can still enjoy your favorite shows and play video games without having to inconvenience yourself with a trip to the bathroom like a peasant. The RectalCliner™ will be a reality someday. Mark my words.
I had a great idea for a new food, basically it's cheese dip but you save yourself having to buy two things and just buy a gigantic margarine tub of cheese which you eat with one hand.
Your other hand is for the TV remote.
Elon Musk better watch out for you, buddy. Absolutely groundbreaking shit you got right there.
After a tub o' cheese, it will be groundbreaking shit.
One day they will make a movie of him: The Innovator.
Dongs would still divide your customer base. I'm all-inclusive, that's why I'm opening a restaurant called 'Taints'.
Two words like Tilted Kilt (a Hooters style restaurant)
I'm taking preorders for the Laz-E-Bowl
Maybe build it inside an old building with a huge bell inside it. Everytime someone orders a "Dong" (special off menu item) they slam the bell.
Shiiiiieeeeeeettttt I got bad news for you.
One of the best restaurants in my city is called A Dong.
That’s about how half the people start going there.
They started a place in Dallas that was the same thing just not with hotdogs and they quickly went out of business
Yeah that’d actually be hilarious I can imagine a lot of dudes would throw birthday parties for their friends there, not to mention the appeal to the gay community (which has disposable income) and middle age women (who also have disposable income). Hmmmmmm
There used to be exactly that in Dallas. It was called Tallywackers though
Did you mean irony factor?
No, Idiocracy is a film from the early 2000s I think. Anyway a character gets transported to the future somehow but stupid people have been breeding faster than smart people and now he lives in a hilarious dystopia full of morons.
I think Dongs the restaurant would fit in that film.
But Hooters doesn't?
No, hooters is very similar. I'd do the same for them if they were in my country.
Hooters is supposed to be like... not 18+, that's so weird. Strip clubs always have cocaine and bros, so... not that good. But hooters has got to be a weird situation. So yeah I'd drop acid and go for wings
BTW: we were talking about Dongs. Not all this shit is mutually exclusive, black and white, bla or bla etcetera.
The meat is always harder at DONGS
Come for the foot longs. Stay for our.. foot longs.
They could even have a special hot dog where the waiter brings it out with a ruler and makes a really big show of measuring it for you before you eat it.
I'm trying not to imagine the chili dong.
Slide our foot long into your warm buns.
Our footlongs always end up in your bum
Surely "Peckers". The logo would be a cockeral, and there would be loads of cock jokes on the menu. Also all the door handles are cockerals so you have to grab a cock to go in.
Oh my God! A phallic themed restaurant that serves hot dogs would be a dream come true! Think of all the dick puns! There could be a dog called "The Johnson", "The Richard" etc. Kids meals called "Little Pricks". A combo meal called "The Shocker", comes with two regular dogs and a chili dog. You could order your dog "like a virgin", it'd just be a regular dog with ketchup. Dodger dogs called "The show-er", mini corn dogs called "The Growers".
Why doesn't this exist?!
For all the reasons you just listed.
I'd go there. I really like hot dogs with mayonnaise, if you know what I mean.
You know what kind of foods are shaped like dicks? The best kind!
My sis wanted to start Pecks with a chicken logo instead of an owl.
My friend came up with the idea for the flirty girl fitness pole way before they did and he had a way better name for it. Poleates
Is anyone else thinking of the bar Pickles in Bobs Burgers? “What? They have good pickles?”
I feel like it would be closer to pecs, I have no idea why in America people decide to treat breasts the same as penises. A vagina is the equivalent to a penis, boobs do not equal dicks. There really seems to be a hyper sexualization of breasts in the U.S. compared to the rest of the world.
The Yelp review for the old gay bar in my town said "best hotdogs in town"
This is why I love Reddit
Honestly that seems creepy as hell... and you’re right if gender swapped people would be out for blood... but you’re a boy so all good right? 🤢
Coming from someone who was taken advantage of at a young age (Id call it being raped, but hey it was the 90s so hey good for me right) I assure you this kind of shit needs to stop.
I dunno, little boy pageants would cause an outrage, but little girls pageants are a ok, apparently. It's not like I got dragged in there, I wanted to go. And, like I said, I don't think the waitresses were adamantly trying to hit on me for real, it's their job to be all flirty and do sexualized shit like the barstool routine. If they refused, they probably would've got fired. Hooters is just a weird place because kids are allowed. Sorry to hear about you being a victim of rape. That's a fucked up thing to happen to anybody, to say the least. Hope everything is okay now.
My issue is it more teaches boys to objectify women
Who’s bringing kids to hooters
The same people that hear of a boy being raped by a teacher and say "thatta boy!", "you get 'em!", "nice!", etc.
Hey, I'll bring ma grandson Billy wherever the fuck I want
Plenty of people, who knows why
I have never even seen a Hooters, but I've heard multiple stories-- not just online, but from friends and family-- about families going there together. Makes me want to puke, but apparently it's a thing
My single dad to hit on all the women...
While he was still married to my mom, while he's still married to my stepmom. We've gone for holidays, birthdays, after the mall and I was a small girl. Thought that was normal for a very long time as a child.
People post pictures of it even on Reddit pretty often.
Lots of people. Not me, but they’re always there.
Yes. But it's worse when it's impressionable children instead of men.
There actually are boy pageants.
Sorry no one seems to be taking your comment seriously. Sorry that happened to you. I hope we can look for a future where men's rape isn't so marginalized.
I would totally patronize Dongs. Scantly clad gentlemen serving delicious hot dogs.
FWIW things were a bit different back then attitude wise. I mean even in 2012 Adam Sandler made That's My Boy where he fucked his teacher as a teen and it did "ok". The teacher goes to jail for statutory rape (I think, its been a while) and characters are still cheering on Sandler's dirtbag character in the movie.
Society can't seem to decide if it's creepy or not.
I hope you've found a way to deal with your childhood trauma. I'm sorry people have dismissed your feelings and perspective.
This is a great point, but I'd like to suggest Peckers as an alternative to Dongs. It'd be like you described, but it would have a woodpecker motif to parallel the double entendre bird theme of Hooters.
Dong is a noise a bell makes and I was going to design a bell for our logo that is clearly alluding to a ballsack, like the owl eyes in the hooters logo alludes to tits. This on top of serving gourmet hot dogs and sausages as our primary entrées. I like your idea, too, though.
If it were Pecker's, for the logo you could do a woodpecker with a long beak that kind of looks like a dick.
This is all good stuff. My only problem with the name "Pecker's" is a pecker is usually an insult for a small dick. At Dongs, we're a family restaurant that strives to provide only the most massive dicks to keep our customers happy. Dongs: Quality you can taste...and measure.
Scribles notes furiously.
Is it staffed exclusively by guys named Richard?
Tooters, elephant mascot.
Can't be called Dongs while having a sack as a mascot. Just make it a big weiner/sausage, with a bell/glans for a head !
What kind of ballsack looks like a bell?
One with two large, wrinkly clappers. The bell itself would allude to the head of a dick. I got it all figured out.
Okay, okay, I'm back on board. You sold me.
Theres a place back home in Ocean City, MD called Big Pecker's with Foghorn Leghorn as their mascot(?) if that's the word for it.
No banana hammocks, but they do cook a mean burger.
There’s a place in San Francisco called the Sausage Factory
She did this
Well, that is definitely not what I was picturing (thankfully for 13-year old you).
Glad you asked because I honestly thought the same thing
That's fucking hilarious, and not at all what I expected. I'm imagining a Hooters girl leaning in and being all breahty and like "You want me to take this stool for a ride?" and you're all sweaty and you're like "uh huh" and she whips out this move.
Pretty much lol
That would 100% do it for 13 year old me though. Honestly her just talking to me would have been plenty.
women speaking to you
women speaking to you
13yr old me looks up momentarily from his gameboy
goes back to playing game
What the fuck is that? What about the floor? It most ruin the wooden floor?
Hooters is a fine establishment and the floors must not be ruined!
Looks kinda fun actually
That looks fun as fuck
"Hey kid! You and three of your friends want to see a cool trick?"
For real and all the adults that take kids are like ha ha ha that kid is sexually aroused ha ha it's so funny and cool to take your kids to look at hot girls with big boobs ha ha family fun night sex edition ha ha
Family bonding GONE SEXUAAAAALLLLL
What convinced your parents that was a good idea?!
They were terrible parents, in general. Taking me to Hooters is the least of the dumb shit they've done. Ended up living with my grandparents about 2 years later.
Nice. Glad you got out, hope you're doing better.
I’m so sorry you had to go through that, I hope things are better for you now and you’ve been able to heal.
It dongs would be a thing, only like 5% of all visitors would be straigh females, the rest surely gay males. I mean that would be so hot
We don't discriminate at Dongs. All are welcome.
$20 is $20 at Dongs
Should have gone to Raisins
I would 100% eat at Dongs as a 13 year old girl.
“Rotated on an upside down bar stool”
Am I the only one that has no clue what this means
But the Hooters is for the owls on their tee shirts, silly. You know, like one who hoots, plural -- Hooters.
To be fair, some guy did that trick for me at 5 Guys
Wait, she rotated on an upside down bar stool? I can not picture that at all
As a non American, the whole idea of hooters is really odd to me, especially taking kids there, I assumed it would have been adults only or something.
I think the weirdest part is your parents being supportive of this entire endeavor?? Why did they think that was a good idea?
Aw, this makes me wonder if the boy's dad suspected he was gay and took him to Hooters for his birthday to get rid of the gay. :-/
EDIT: Okay some of you, PLEASE for the love of God, look up the definition of "assumption" (a thing that is accepted as true) versus "wonder (curious to know something)." Jesus.
~Possibly. His dad was aware his son was most likely gay. And he definitely struggled with it for most of his childhood. My bf's out now, his dad is very accepting and a great guy. I even went to Thanksgiving with his family last year.
I'm glad he is accepting now!
Hi glad, I'm Dad!
Hi Dad, guess what! I'm gay!
Hi gay, I still love you no matter what
Hi I still love you no matter what! I’m glad you accept me!
Hi gay, I'm Dad.
The circle continues
Hi, Dad. You're gay.
I mean we don’t know that he ever wasn’t.
Accepting the present is important
My cousin is gay. And his immediate family is very homophobic. So he posts flamboyantly gay things on Facebook and stirs the pot. It's pretty amazing.
Good for him.
Fun! I have a gay family-member-by-marriage (so I only met this family recently) and I have really good warm feelings about them because the dad is a very traditional preacher and I'm pretty sure having a gay son made him way chiller. The son is flamboyantly open and the dad just seems so accepting and loving about it which is out of character for his religious background. They are good people and it makes me happy.
I'm gonna need a selfie if you two handsome men
Or he knew the kid was gay and he just wanted to spend a night at Hooters.
So much assumption lmao
seeing this photo..can't help but think the girl on the far right is the victim of domestic abuse which may have resulted from psychological trauma caused by abuse from her own father. Now the only relationships she feels secure in are ones with abusive partners, which of course fuels her heroin addiction.
You wouldn’t think it assumption when you’ve heard some seriously ridiculous stories much like this one in the gay community. In fact this is the least ridiculous out of any I’ve heard or read about, if it was the case as described.
See... it’s way too common
Except I didn't assume anything. I said "this makes me wonder if..." implying that I do not know, I literally was just wondering. As a gay person myself, I know how parents of gay children/teens often operate, however.
That's a pretty massive assumption with just this one picture and the title to go by...
Ugh you can't just cure homosexuality by putting boobs in their face. You have to PRAY THE GAY AWAY.
I took one of my daughters and now she is gay.
There is a very relevant Jon Lovett rant about this.
So at some point his dad realized the way this was going and tried the old "Trip to Hooters" to set things straight. Poor guy.
Set things straight
Ah yes I too got the joke
Jon Lovett telling the EXACT same story. Haha, guess it's more common than you think.
So I read your comment and was like “Huh... I didn’t know Jon Lovett was gay.”
So I googled “Jon Lovett Gay” and the first thing that came up was a verified tweet about how great it is to be gay at Valentines.
So I’m like, “well there you go.”
Then I move on with my life.
Then I think... wait. Did the next post say Jon Lovett was born in 1982? Is there more than one Jon Lovett? He’s gotta be way older than 37.
And then I realize that I’m thinking of Jon Lovitz and I have no idea who Jon Lovett is.
And I’m pretty sure Jon Lovitz isn’t gay, but I don’t care enough at this point to look it up.
It’s like you just narrated the past 5 minutes of my life...
And my life
Haha, I did the same thing. From 'A League Of Their Own':
[Ernie sees Dottie and Kit vigorously milking cows]
Ernie Capadino : Ow. Doesn't that hurt them?
Dottie Hinson : Doesn't seem to.
Ernie Capadino : Well, that would bruise the hell out of me.
Wow this entire post was a roller coaster for me.
Lol...same here. The dude on SNL in the 80s.
And then there's Jonathan Lovitz who is an LGBT activist.
Looks like Jon Lovitz is also gay: www.nytimes.com/2017/10/09/fashion/weddings/jonathan-lovitz-steve-sosna.amp.html
I had almost the exact same journey
I fucking died RIP that shit was funny dog I am so glad I read your comment
You’re the reason I get up in the morning, /u/breadbutterandlime. Thanks for being you.
I went through exactly your experience reading your post. If I'd stopped reading halfway through I would have left thinking the dude from The Critic is gay.
So I read your comment and I was like "man, I must live under a rock, I don't know any of these people" so I started researching, at first, just to find out if Jon Lovitz is gay for you. I found out that Jon Lovitz is a comedian from Saturday Night Live. I also found out he was, at one point, engaged to a woman. I can't find any record of him having any kind of relationship with a man, so I'm concluding that he's not likely to be gay. The job is finished, and we can all rest now.
Lmao I thought it was the same guy to so this was a rollercoaster
Tartlets! Tartlets! Tartlets!
What a ride
I thought the same for half a second but then i clicked the link and saw the guy talk and realized it was another person in the next half second
He’s a former White House staffer under Obama who shares a podcast with a guy named Jon Favreau.
Spencer's Not Real.
As soon as I read the title I could hear “Guess what. It didn’t work!” in my head. Greetings fellow friend of The Pod.
"If I put enough boobs in your face, you will learn to want to play with them"
"Dad...they still look like fleshy airbags to me...but you gotta meet Josh, he's very cute" 😂
To be fair Josh is adorable.
My dad did shit kinda like that to me, except that I liked girls right away, and yet he still seemed to be on a mission about it. It made no goddamn sense.
If anything, it made me resent that I also liked them.
Fuck setting him straight, he got wings.
if any thing this would be the seed that planted the tree of gay.
Or maybe a test. Hm, middle Joey seems pretty flamboyant, wonder if he's gay. Takes him to hooters, realizes he seems more interested in wings than breasts. Yup, he gay. Let's just support him until he's ready to come out.
So the evening at hooters was either wasted on him, or it cured him of heterosexuality, or he decided that if all these hot chicks actually do like dick, perhaps he should try it as well.?
I'm number three.
Why not dick and chicks?
This comment was sponsored by the bi-gang.
Women from the waist up. Men from the waist down.
aw fuck man, she got mannish legs
That's not necessarily a bad thing...
these legs are clearly feminine in nature! an appropriate tanning and lack of hair prevents them from being mannish!
Well... didnt know I had a thing for buff women but damn...
Ha ha ha, look at that high waisted man, he’s got feminine hips!
Women from the everywhere, except they have a dick
Oh yes! That was option three, as am I..
Now that we are a gang, do we get to ride around town on motorcycles, wearing cool leathers?
Yes and denim but we also have to stop at points overlooking cities whenever there is a purple sunset and gaze down.
I nominate both Rosa Diaz and Captain Jack Harkness as our official mascots
As a fellow gang member I am in full support of this
Great mascots, but I would like to also nominate Dio Brando as our glorious leader.
Pretty sure shadman has drawn a hooters waitress with a dick. Dunno if that matters or not, but I just think I’ve seen that before.
Why not dick on chick?
Because the dicks come attached to guys and the ones that are not attached to guys have been put on women. Thats a big no.
you find me a natural born futa and you got yourself an added member to help support your message.
It took me a while to work out what your first sentence was about, and I'm still not sure, but I think it's a vague attempt at being transphobic.
"Yup I'm gay"- Ops Boyfriend
Hooters is one of the American things I will never understand.
Food, boobs, beer, and sports - That's MURICA all under one roof
You forgot the guns.
In some states i'm sure you could open carry in hooters
You can CC in any hooters. Its concealed so they cant really stop you. Theyre not patting you down when you come in.
as long as you are not consuming adult beverages is the rule here. Carry all you want (concealed preferably) but no alcohol. thats the CCW rules not the establishment BTW.
Yeah that’s wrong. Private businesses are allowed to ban concealed carry in every US state. So while you can still do it regardless, it would be very much illegal for you to do so depending upon the Hooters’ policy. If Hooters does 51% or more of their sales in alcohol (doubtful), it’s DEFINITELY very illegal.
The alcohol laws thing depends entirely on the state. Some states don’t allow you in any place that serves alcohol with a concealed weapon, some have the 51% rule and some don’t care as long as you’re not consuming alcohol.
no it wouldnt be illegal. they could just legally ask you to leave if they found out. But you wouldnt be charged with a crime unless it was a state facility that banned firearms like a library or school.
It depends on the laws of the state. For example if it’s my home state of Texas (notorious for lax gun laws) if the establishment has a 30.06 sign on the door prohibiting concealed carry, then yes, it’s very much illegal and you could be cited/arrested for carrying, as it’s a Class C misdemeanor.
Many states have similar or more strict laws.
*Furthermore if a business has a policy of no firearms and you aren’t adhering to it, you’re de facto breaking the law by trespassing. Which is also a misdemeanor.
Alcohol + horny incels + guns.
What could go wrong??
And expensive healthcare!
Hooters has been on the decline because of - and this is really my untested hypothesis - a widening gap between people who don't care about that kind of thing and people who are made uncomfortable by it for a variety of reasons.
The people who don't care have been pulled away to places like the Tilted Kilt. By comparison, it makes hooters look PG.
And it's definitely viewed differently now. There are a lot more people in 2019 who don't want to eat at any place like that than in say 1989. Despite being completely addicted to bdsm tentacle cartoon porn and the like, we have very different ideas of what passes for acceptable sexual stuff in social situations.
Despite being completely addicted to bdsm tentacle cartoon porn and the like, we have very different ideas of what passes for acceptable sexual stuff in social situations.
Despite being completely addicted to bdsm tentacle cartoon porn and the like, we have very different ideas of what passes for acceptable sexual stuff in social situations.
I wonder if easy access to pornography has had an impact on places like this. How much of a thrill is it to go to a restaurant where the waitresses wear short shorts and tank tops, when you could just stay home and look at -- for example -- bdsm tentacle cartoon porn.
Tilted Kilt is the shit.
And they are still rocking the same uniform as 1989. It’s so dated.
Tilted Kilt has better food, so that helps too.
It's just a bit weird, it's like a stripclub for kids.
Ah... I see your confusion. It’s not really for kids. Parents that bring them are kinda shitty.
That why people keep posting pics there as kids because it’s weird for them being there.
To everyone writing it’s a family restaurant and they have a kids menu, let me say that they got a kids menu because it’s a business that want to make money and if shitty parents want to bring kids there then they might as well capitalize on it.
They have a kids menu.
Hooters does not think this is weird.
You seem confused too. They're a family restaurant and have a kids menu.
but like SO MANY people bring kids yknow
Really shitty parents are everywhere and what better place to be than hooters!
It's not supposed to be for kids and there isn't any stripping. The scantily clad waitresses are just a marketing tactic, kind of like having TVs in a sports bar - the food is basically the same at any other place, so the companies rely on "special features" to draw in customers. The other part to it is the idea that customers who are attracted to women are likely to spend more time (and money) in the restaurant if the waitresses are stroking their ego (flirting). Alcohol + inflated ego + a boner (or lady boner) = clouded judgement, ie spending more money.
But I personally think it's sick when people want the waitresses to flirt/be sexy with kids or teens. The waitresses (most likely) aren't pedophiles, they just have to put on a show in order to keep their jobs.
It’s so you can pull the old “I’m not going to the strip club I’ve got the kids with” me routine
It's not for kids, that would be like a chucky cheese with tits. It's just a shitty food joint that has hot waitresses that allows kids. I dont see the problem with it personally.
Yeah except people eat there like it's a family restaurant. It's really weird.
My family ate there like it was a family restaurant. Later on in life I learned that that's kind of trashy. I didn't mind cause I liked the wings and cheese sauce.
To be fair, they're not really doing well these days. Many have shut down.
Hides Twin Peaks behind back
Many have shut down.
Many have shut down.
And its in no way attributed to them being an equal opportunity employer.
Amen to all those grannies that are still sportin those little shorts. You go.
Its something that a lot of people here don't get either.
But between boobs and food you'll always find a market.
It's mostly an older generation thing. I think it's awkward.
You know, I just can’t do this place. I know the ladies are there as a huge part of the aesthetics, but it feels awkward taking it all in. Same for strip clubs.
Yes, I can't do strip clubs because I have a daughter and I know they'd be somewhere else if they thought that they could be, but circumstances in most cases see them ending up 'trapped' working there. Hooters is more "eh" to me. The Tilted Kilt is pretty bad. I stopped at one of those because I was hungry in the road once, and they were so in your face with the flirting. OK, great. Yep, you're hot. Can I get some more water please?
Hahaha I dated a dancer long after my first visit to the strip club, and was able to see the other side of it. It’s not a god time and those girls aren’t treated as well as they should be for having to do what they do.
I have a lot of issues with strip clubs but you're wrong if you think they'd all rather be somewhere else. Many dancers genuinely enjoy their jobs, and are doing it as a stop gap before they launch their professional career
And it's kinda weird you only care cause of your own daughter
I used to volunteer for a non-profit that helped strippers transition into different jobs other than stripping if they were interested (we never pressured them, just wanted to offer a way out) . Sure there are some girls that enjoy stripping and have long term obtainable plans/goals, but they are the minority. The huge majority of these women feel trapped and stuck. The “no touching” rule is generally a joke and there’s tons of shady stuff going on behind the scenes that include lots of drugs, prostitution, and potentially human trafficking.
When you hire a prostitute do you actually believe you’re the best she’s ever had too?
Some dancers probably enjoy their jobs, but “many”? Come on.
Using a loved one as an opportunity for empathy and growth sounds healthy and natural to me.
There are lots of things I didn't properly understand, as they were outside my experience, but through others I've grown a great deal.
I am sad to see your cynicism.
I don’t think the cynicism is unfounded, loads of people say that phrase of “what if it was your daughter” is dehumanizing because it should be more about “they’re a human”
I agree whole heartedly. I’m glad anytime people can empathize and grow, but realizing this propertizes people is part of that growth. I’m not against violence to the elderly because my Dad is old, I’m against it because violence towards anyone is bad. It’s not cynicism, it’s a step stone to the next level of understanding.
The problem is that these woman have been objectified and dehumanized. why would we not directly address the issue and humanize them?
You're not wrong, but if you really want to change someone's mind and not just shout about it on the internet, you'll need some humility too. Realize that we are all just humans. Be patient with one another.
Wait what? I think we’re arguing the same point but got our lines crossed.
I feel like its more about baby steps though. You're not gonna cure prejudice or anything overnight, the first step is relating prejudiced people to marginalized people.
I used to date a dancer and she liked the job, but many of her coworkers were doing it because it’s all they had and the money was really good. also visiting your stripper girlfriend at work is a fucking weird experience
haha i think the ladybug in burien got busted for that, $20 tip got you a trip around back
So you give them two tips, then
Ya gotta be careful. If you look away for a second they start jerking you off. Happens to me every time.
The most awkward part of it is seeing the kind of guys who go there and completely eat up the whole novelty of it. Usually there by themselves, talking to the waitresses like they've been best buds forever, and you can tell they go multiple times a week. But also the servers probably get most of their tips from those guys.
Those guys were always hit or miss.
Source: Ex Hooters girl
What I don’t like about it is am I supposed to look? My moral compass says no that’s disrespectful but the whole place runs off the idea of starring at them. But now instead of talking to the people I’m eating with I’m just starring at a strangers ass.
It’s like reverse sexual assault.
I’m kidding everyone!
Just put a /s
Indeed. I've had to evade numerous attempts to take me to Hooters or just straight strip clubs, mainly by my elder brother, dad, uncle, or one of my cousins. Why would I want to go there? I'm too self-conscious to ask a girl out after three years trying, why would I go somewhere to stare at random chicks? Especially since I don't like wings.
Even if I was twisted enough to see them as a product, to twist the phrase, why would I rent a view of the cow if I can't even try the milk?
Fucking loved the Adam & Steve shirt. Where did you get it?
I think he got it at Hot Topic on clearance so I'm not sure if they still sell it or not.
Ok, thanks for the info. Will try to search for it.
Be happy, be productive and fucking be happy.
you guys are cute! jealous gay here
The Adam & Steve t-shirt is hilarious.
Haha I love you OP. My parents took me to Hooters on my 17th bday after I told them I was gay. There's a pic of me (which will stay in a closet) of me with the Hooters girls looking bored as shit eating fried pickles lmao.
Edit: fixed the friend pickles lmfao
The comforting crunch of friend pickles
eating friend pickles
eating friend pickles
Excellent Freudian slip for the situation.
I’m a bona fide gay. Went to hooters with my African Aunty friend once. Had a great time. Food wasn’t good though.
As an European I refuse to believe that hooters is a thing that exists.
Fuckers got nude beaches and shit but hooters is some sort of enigma
The nudity isnt sexual fam.
Americans can’t fathom nudity and sexuality being disconnected. Naked saunas sound skeevy to them
My bad for not wanting to see unsolicited dick. Or even solicited dick.
A restaurant with attractive women wearing little clothing? That's like 3/4 of the mid range bars, pubs, and lounges here in Canada. Hooters is just a bit more direct with the branding.
What about Tilted Kilt or Twin Peaks?
Actually there’s hooters in the Czech Republic, I was completely shook when I found one while visiting Prague. I’m also european.
They like him because he's the only guy not creeping on them.
I used to love The Andy Milonakis Show!
"That day, I felt nothing. That's when I realized I was gay."
reminds me of this
that is a very, very cursed image
I need context on this
kid meets not-pornstar female wrestlers and jizzes in his pants for the photo
You were definitely a Big Dog back then.
I was hoping someone noticed the shirt
Gave you permission? So you’re the sub?
If you're asking if I own a Hooter's costume, I'm not allowed to answer.
Fuck that’s funny.
You should both go again and take pics
Both in very tiny orange shorts.
Wait, children are allowed in there? I though hooters was a.bar
In America if your food/alcohol ratio is food heavy enough, you can call yourself a restaurant. Food/alcohol ratio requirements will vary from place to place.
Wow thats weird to me. Doesnt really seem to be a family type restaurant to me
You'd be surprised by how many families go there.
Source: was part of one of those families
Fun fact: In Wisconsin you can drink at any age if you are accompanied by either your legal guardian or spouse who is of legal drinking age. I worked as a waiter for a while well going to school.
“Your magical powers will not work on me temptress!”...
I went to Hooters when I was 19 or so. My friends told the waitress I was gay while I was in the bathroom. When I got back, she flirted with me nonstop. Really made my night until they told me after we left. Still, I enjoyed my night. 😉
Whew...I.hated My straight phase too. Really dodged a bullet there 😂
Me trying to convince myself I'm straight
I remember running into my friends dad at a movie theatre once (I saw him, didn’t actually talk to him) and I texted him and was just like “yo I just saw your dad out and about what a coincidence” and when he asked where I was I decided to mess with him and told him Hooter’s. He had a hard time believing me and demanded proof so I eventually just told him I was watching a movie.
Thing is his dad, unbeknownst to me, had recently come out. I couldn’t help but feel bad afterwards even though it wasn’t intentional.
The Hooter conversion therapy didn't work.
haha, I was about to say, "i don't see whats the blunder here, looks like a fairly normal kid at Hooters" then I realized, lol
I’m so stupid it took me way to long to realize it.. haha
If you don't have a picture of you and your boyfriend now I will be sorely disappointed
Where was this taken? That looks almost exactly like my cousin Cameron
are u gay bruh
No just his boyfriend
thats so gay wtf
I pray my boyfriend never finds the very similar picture of me
Everything about Hooters screams blunderyears.
As a straight dude hooters makes me feel awkward as fuck. Food is okay, I like tits and ass but if I want to oggle them without thinking about the person attached to them that's what I have the Internet for where I don't need to buy a burger to do it
I ate at Hooters one time in my late teens. Most uncomfortable meal I've ever had in my life. The whole atmosphere just felt like "Yeah, we have large tits come check us out!" and that made me feel super dirty. I could barely make eye contact with the staff when I went.
More of a Tooters man I see
I'm confused. Are large breasts not a requirement for employment? Gal on his left arm is looking petite.
Idk what hooters this is but they used to be only real big ones. Non of these girls would have gotten the job at the one I went to.
Is relevant to know that both are guys??
Yes, as that is what makes the photo a "blunder", because he's gay, but is posing with hot big titty bitches, presumably while still closeted.
Otherwise it'd just be a random picture of some kid at Hooters.........
Understandable, have a nice day
You as well, kind sir
That is what makes it funny
Looks like a version of that other hooter pic with the guy that looks “3 or 30”
I’m very happy you added the ‘we’re both guys’ because that made the picture even more blundier!
Dad: "Wait, I've got an idea..."
Why does the dude in the background on the right look like ice-t staring disapprovingly like SVU style.
Worst wings in the game, poor kid.
Love the BIG DOGS shirt
Should have took you to weiners.
i see that for you, this was a waste of time...but that's ok, the food there really isn't all that good to me either
Ha! I know one the girls in this picture.
"Oh yeah, I'm definitely gay"
Was that a desperate bid by your dad? Did you go to a football game or boxing match afterwards?
The difference between Hooters in the 80's and Hooters now is astonishing. It used to be a good place to go, now it's pretty ho hum.
I used to go there for the wings, Jesus Christ the service is terrible, I eventually went over to BWW. The girls would always be fawning over some table of muscled college dudebros and you could never get anything, like I came here for the wings for fuck sake.
I miss those wings sometimes.
Is that a big dogs shirt?
The footnote did it for me. Has a big lol in the middle of a restaurant.
took me like ten seconds to figure out what the second part of that title meant
Please we need an update photo!
I see him, which one is you?
How old do you have to be to go there?
Hooters doesn't have an age restriction. It's just a diner where all the floor staff are hot girls.
You don't have to be a certain age to be served food by hot chicks in small shirts.
HA HA HA YOUR BOOBS HAVE NO POWER HERE
Oh my god I painted my fingernails yesterday and my mom is freaking out because I’m a guy
Need the update OP
Poor kid tried so hard to be what he thought he was supposed to be.
"So wheres the owl?"
You have no clue how real that is. My bf has our apartment decorated with owls.
Aborable updated pic of you two?
Edit: nevermind, saw you posted one. And it was as adorable as I expect. Congrats to y'all!!