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Hooters Is Not a Family Restaurant

Updated on April 3, 2011

Yet They Advertise As One and Parents Actually Take Kids There!

Hooters is not a family Restaurant

Hooters should not advertise themselves as a family restaurant. I have heard many radio advertisements that do just that. First they talk about all the sexy girls, then its, "a great place for the whole family".

However, this monkey Brain is not about what Hooters should do. This is about the Monkey Brained parents to take their kids for family nights out to Hooters. Its about the Monkey Brained coaches and parents who take Little League teams there for celebrations.

Today's kids are being exposed to sex earlier and earlier. Part of it is the media and entertainment, computer exposure and so many other things. But a lot of it is Monkey Brained parents who don't know how to parent!

Stop Dressing Your Six Year Old Like a Skank!

Stop Dressing Your Six-Year-Old Like a Skank: And Other Words of Delicate Southern Wisdom
Stop Dressing Your Six-Year-Old Like a Skank: And Other Words of Delicate Southern Wisdom

Well, and if you disagree with me, get this book and read the title essay. This author had a terrible time finding decent clothing for her six year old daughter because everything she saw looked like a skankier version of Britney Spears. For six year olds!


Taking Kids to Hooters Is Bad Parenting!

What is it with these people? Do they think that teaching girls that these bimbos are role models and teaching boys that this was what girls are about is a good thing? Are they too cheap to get a babysitter? What is the deal?

Hooters is not a family Restaurant and Taking Kids There Is Stupid

Mad TV on Hooters

This is funny

Some Parents Are Idiots!

" Yes, Hooters is a family restaurant. The food is decent and reasonably priced. Although alcohol is served, I trust the waitresses would not serve alcohol to an underage student! The waitresses are fully dressed and stay that way if that is her concern! My family (with 2 kids ages 10 and 12) go there all the time! We love the wings!!!

Good Luck~"

Yes People Think This is a Family Restaurant

5 year old texas boy escapes day care to go to hooters

This Guy Is More Reasonable, but

"I would say it is not a "family restaurant" but it's pretty close...

I mean it is called Hooters... If I were younger and I were in your situation I would say that a lot of baseball teams (little league) go there for parties so you didn't consider going there a bad thing. I know a lot of teams (with families) did when I was younger. Good luck!"

This Is What Is Called Sexual Discrimination At Hooters

Well, Don't Take Your Kids to Hooters, But If You Do....

or take them anywhere, you have to have this camera in your pocket!

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      5 years ago

      Great article on an important issue. Thank you for publishing this lens.

    • Lady Lorelei profile image

      Lorelei Cohen 

      6 years ago from Canada

      I do agree that there is just too much sexism in the theme and that children especially young girls should not have to be subjected to that stigmatism. How would young boys and girls be affected if they were taken to a restaurant named Huge Wangs that had male waiters in tiny little shorts serving the customers - same stigma but in reverse.

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 

      6 years ago from Ljubljana

      Great place for whole family should be family themed, not macho-dream com true... I like the provocative tone of this lens and debate you ignited. Thumbs up!

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      whiteskyline lm 

      7 years ago

      I just had to say that this title cracked me up, thank you.

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      7 years ago

      When I was between 4 - 6 years old, my father took me to figure skating classes on Saturday mornings. I STILL recall being unnerved by his 'lack of attention' on my efforts and his 'eyes on my figure skating coach' (who was great looking, but not the nicest person). Children absorb what (some / most) men think is 'invisible' behavior. Just because a child doesn't have the ability to express, 'Daddy, why are you looking at that woman's boobies so much' doesn't mean it has no effect on the child's sense of worth (esp. girls). No wonder half of girls aged 3 - 6 think they are 'fat' and already hate their bodies. I wish parents would stop ignoring and minimizing how damaging this is to women, girls and boys (and even men). Great topic Margo, you always make us think!

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      7 years ago

      It's pretty apparent what Hooters is selling, it isn't quality food. Good lens.

    • DogWatchColumbus profile image


      7 years ago

      Personally, my husband and I wouldn't take our girls to Hooters. There are many other restaurants that would lead to far fewer questions (yikes, I can hear them now) from our 3 and 4 year old daughters. It was VERY interesting to read the comments section, though. Interesting to compare Hooters to a beach. At a beach, it is socially expected that skin be showing, I would argue not so much in any "family" restaurant.

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      7 years ago from East Central Florida

      So what if Hooters has children's meal options on their menu? it's not THEIR place to decide where my children should be. It is the PARENT who should make decisions regarding what is appropriate for their children, not some corporation. (or a government agency, for that matter)

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      7 years ago

      YOu are right. It is not the right place for family gathering. The food is not that good, either.

    • gottaloveit2 profile image


      7 years ago

      Entertaining lens. I personally hate Hooters as I think their wings are really crummy - at least the ones in Rockville, MD are. Fun read though. Love the poll.

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      7 years ago

      I often wonder how many people would bring their young children to a restaurant with young muscular men in bulging tight spandex shorts and tank tops called "meatballs" just because it had good subs. A family establishment? I think not... great lens.

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      7 years ago

      Good lens

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 

      7 years ago from United States

      Hooters is not a restaurant my family would support. I agree with you!

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      ChrisDay LM 

      7 years ago

      I really believe that childhood is short enough without further curtailing this precious phase of life.

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      7 years ago

      There is enough sex around already getting to our kids WAY too early, why encourage it?

    • eclecticeducati1 profile image


      7 years ago

      My husband won't set foot in there. He's a prude and I love him for it. lol!!! We definitely do not take our 2 boys there (ages 14 and 8). They have never seen the inside of it before. My little guy doesn't even know it exists. Great lens. Blessed by a Squid Angel.

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      7 years ago

      I haven't visited a Hooters restaurant and yet feel that for a family it should be descent enough. I agree that it should be kid-like if it has to be enjoyed by kids.

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      7 years ago from USA

      While the people who go to and work at Hooters may be fine people, I would never want my son putting the name of the place together with the big "eyes" owl logo and the big...other things. That whole name and concept is not a good thing for boys OR girls. I believe kids should be kids. Thanks for expressing your opinion.

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      chrissuard lm 

      7 years ago

      Nicely presented debate, favorited and blessed.

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      7 years ago

      Great debate! We don't go out to eat often but when we do Hooters is not on the list of choices.

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      7 years ago from Western Mass

      good debate. i have no prob with people going to hooters. i just don't think it's an appropriate place for teaching respect and values. just my 2 cents.

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      Elizabeth Sheppard 

      7 years ago from Bowling Green, Kentucky

      This is actually a really funny lens, especially if readers read the great commentary about the funny opinion postings at the Monkeybrain question area. Some people really do get excited about always being right. (haha) I think your responses were spot on.

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      8 years ago

      We have one Hooters here in the UK in Nottingham. It is regular frequented by soccer fans pre-match. Yes I've had some fun there in a quasi burlesque sort of way. The girls are great with youngsters and its it all a laugh really. The target market? 16- 30 skilled and semi-skilled males like my two lads. Hooters a rite of passage more than a sports bar.

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      June Campbell 

      8 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      I've never been to Hooters so I can't really comment about its appropriateness for family dining. I tend to think there are better places to take children, but as I say, I haven't been there personally to know.

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      8 years ago

      Just when I thought I would visit Hooters for the very first time, and bring my 5 year old granddaughter out for lunch;...I stumble across this lens again. Hmmm... I may never see the inside of Hooters, but they sure do have nice trucks in the parking lot to see.

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      Senora M 

      8 years ago

      I haven't been to a Hooters, but it doesn't look like somewhere I would work, frequent or take my kids... Thanks for the lens.

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      8 years ago

      The one in our neighborhood closed. Darn. :P

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      the777group lm 

      8 years ago

      @tvyps: That's funny!

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      Teri Villars 

      8 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      My daughter was about 6 and we passed a Hooters. She said, "Dad, what are Hooters?"...I replied, "Owls", haha... interesting lens.

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      8 years ago

      Wow. You certainly started a firestorm! Good job. Yes, I've never been to Hooters but I wouldn't think it would be place for kids. Of course kids would want to go there. Kids want candy and everything that conscious adults know are not good for them.

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      kohuether lm 

      8 years ago

      I don't think it's truly exploitation because people work there by choice. And granted, the idea is to celebrate an ample chest but why not see it in a controlled setting rather than at school?

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      8 years ago

      We don't have Hooters here in England, Yet (I think) and on my many trips to America I have never found myself in one of these "restaurants" so I can't really comment, but great debate... I tend to agree that it's not family restaurant, though (if indeed it is a restaurant) Seems like exploitation to me and certainly not a good lesson to give to my child.

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      9 years ago

      Well I almost blush when hubby takes me to Hooters with him and the guys.

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      Treasures By Brenda 

      9 years ago from Canada

      Unfortunately, many restaurants require women to dress in ways that seem less than reasonable to me. We have a local one here in Ottawa where the ladies all wear low cut tight black t-shirts. Some of them clearly are as uncomfortable as they make me feel. They do, after all, spend their working hours leaning over customers serving them food...I don't think it appropriate for them to be scantily dressed.

      Your discussion is very well put together & blessed.

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      9 years ago

      Excellent lens Margo. What can we say, some people should not be parents as they have not grown up themselves. ***** to ya.

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      Sandy Mertens 

      9 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Great debate. I am glad that you wrote about this.

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      9 years ago

      Interesting debate, I think parents should recognize that no matter how the world changes, they are responsible to set the example for their children. Children learn and accept as normal what they live. Children are overexposed to suggestive things and growing up to fast. Strength & beauty come from within, not from the showing of skin.

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      9 years ago

      Margo, what a great idea for a lens. Educational, a serious problem, and fun. I can't wait to see the response you get. you could get some dueling going on ! I hope I haven't made any enemies :)

      ***** Julie


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