Advertising Hooters Merchandise Is Common
Hooters is not just famous for its tasty wings and hamburgers. Many of their establishments also sell merchandise including keychains, clothing, food products, and even glassware.
So if you love that wing sauce and you’d like to have some at home, you can actually buy it. And obviously, management really incentivizes its staff to advertise it to customers.
Customers Can Request The Server They Want
It’s safe to say that Hooters is not your regular restaurant. While the establishment does serve food and constantly shows sports, there is much more to experience there than just watching football and eating a sandwich.
Sadly, many customers only go there because of the women. Some actually have favorites and request a specific person to serve them, which doesn’t really work hand in hand with having tables assigned.
Employees May Not Eat In Front Of Customers
If you read this far, it’s clear that at least one Hooters branch has banned their staff from eating cake and wings in order to avoid their weight again. And while Hooters does feed their employees with a selected type of food, they aren’t actually allowed to be seen eating it.
A former employee has claimed that the company forbids Hooters girls from eating in front of customers because they believe that “the ideal woman” is never to be seen eating. What do you think about that?
Hooters Girls Must Follow Certain Rules
According to several ex-employees, Hooters really does have a set of rules that no other restaurant out there would ever be able to pull off. Manicured nails, no tattoos (unless they’re covered up), and a few other specific things are prerequisites for anyone to work there.
But who would have thought that having your hair up is also a big no-no at Hooters? Considering this is the food industry, most places actually demand the opposite from their waitstaff.
They Can Get Free T-Shirts At Different Locations
According to another former Hooters employee, the company has a policy that allows staff from different locations to get some benefits in other chains.
For example, if a Hooters waitress shows their paycheck stub at a location where they don’t work, they may actually get themselves a t-shirt. Each location has its own city printed on their t-shirt, which means Hooters staff can have a nice collection of T-shirts.
Hooters Girls Are Escorted To Their Cars After A Shift
Many former Hooters girls have confirmed that the company has a policy that ensures Hooters waitstaff are escorted to their cars after their shifts end.
While this was their way of taking safety measures, it’s pretty alarming that Hooters customers will actually wait around for the girls to finish their shift. While the company seems to have a policy in place, it seems like approaching the root problem could be more efficient.
They Sing “Weenie Man” At A Certain Hooters Location
While Hooters girls are expected to sing songs, especially happy birthday songs at different locations, there is one location in particular where things get pretty funky.
According to this former employee, Hooters girls would sing a song called “Weenie Man,” to whoever had a birthday, while doing a ritual that involves a hot dog, a bucket, and a little public humiliation. We hope they liked it!
Some Really Love It There
According to this former Hooters girl, working at the chain was not only lots of fun, but it was also the perfect opportunity for her to hang out with her high school friends.
She even added that serving customers on a daily basis made her feel a little bit like her customers’ psychologist. In the end, she only had good things to say about the chain, and even mentioned that in her particular branch, all body types were welcome.
There Is A Logic Behind The Different Color Name Tags
The Hooters chain has a set of rules behind basically everything that happens there. A former Hooters employee has actually shared a very specific logistical detail about the place, the reason why Hooters has name tags in different colors.
According to her, servers under the age of 21 have a white name tag, those over 21 wear an orange tag, and trainers wear gold tags. We have no idea why they would differentiate between their staff’s ages, but well, we’re just going to accept that that’s how they work.
Their Uniforms Are Special
Here’s another employee with wonderful memories of their time at Hooters. According to her, she was asked about the size of the uniform she would like, and after telling them her size, she ended up getting two sizes smaller.
She liked her uniform so much, she couldn’t bear to part ways with it and even refused cold, hard cash for it.
Everyone Should Look Similar At The Establishment
One of the reasons why Hooters insists so much that Hooters girls should be clean-cut is to keep some sort of consistency. According to management, their waitstaff has to look similar, hence the ban of tattoos and piercings.
In order to work at Hooters with a tattoo, one has to cover it to the point where no one can ever imagine that a tattoo exists.
Hooters Girls Are Not As “Girly” And “Graceful” As Some May Believe
This one is probably no surprise to any of us. A former Hooters girl shared that even though many people see them as girly and delicate, they are actually just people who love to stuff their faces with the chain’s food.
According to her, when they are not on the floor interacting with customers, they’re at the back, eating away and making jokes like the rest of the boys. We don’t see anything wrong with that!