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    フーターズ

    Tokyo Hooters now offers rental work spaces, and they’re free for students
    Casey Baseel yesterday



    Service is perfect for mobile workers who don’t need to go to the office but do need to be around breasts.

    Walk into just about any Starbucks in the Tokyo area on a weekday afternoon, and you’re likely to see at least one mobile professional with a laptop who’s simultaneously hard at work and sipping on a relaxing cup of coffee. But what if you don’t like coffee, or even delicious Japan-exclusive Frappuccinos? What if you prefer, say, breasts?

    Then you’ll be happy to know that as of this month, you can also telecommute from the Hooters branch in Tokyo’s Ginza neighborhood. The restaurant chain, which professedly chaste regulars insist serves really tasty chicken wings, has teamed up with Spacee, a Japanese company which partners with Tokyo eateries to offer rentable work areas during the restaurants’ downtime.

    Since March 23, the Ginza Hooters has designated 20 seats as Spacee works paces, which can be used in 30-minutes blocks for just 50 yen (US$0.47) as long as you’re registered with Spacee. The work spaces are available daily from 1 to 7 p.m., and while you’re under no obligation to order anything, but Spacee users who are feeling thirsty do receive discounts on selected beverages from the menu, which are, of course, served by Hooters waitresses wearing the chain’s traditional attire.



    In touting the service, Spacee boasts that “Working in a different environment from an ordinary office can boost productivity, and well as promote the development of new ideas.” Several of those ideas are likely to be breast-related, but that might not really be a problem, considering that breasts are practically their own subsector of the Japanese economy.

    The Hooters workspaces (which look to be primarily a desk and Internet access, so you’ll need to bring your own laptop) are available on a first-come, first-served basis, with no reservation required. Users will have to register with Spacee ahead of time, though, which can be done here, but there are no sign-up or membership fees.

    Oh, and about the 50-yen fee for 30 minutes of work space time? It’s waived for students, who can study at them for free. Spacee users under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a guardian, though, so we might see some Tokyo fathers suddenly taking an active interest in their children’s education by volunteering to take them to Hooters to cram for upcoming tests.

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    Hooters (Ginza branch) / フーターズ(銀座店)
    Address: Tokyo-to, Chuo-ku, Ginza 8-5, Ginza Nine Building 1 2nd floor
    東京都中央区銀座8-5 銀座ナイン1号館2階
    Open 11 a.m.-11:30 p.m. (Monday-Tursday, Sunday, holidays), 11 a.m.-4 a.m. (Friday-Saturday)
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    Today, I learned that Hooters in Japanese is Fūtāzu.
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    This thread just keeps on serving it up...

    This racy 'breastaurant' chain is becoming a major threat to Hooters — and it has a secret weapon
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    Twin Peaks mixes scantily-clad servers with a menu built for "foodies." Twin Peaks

    As Hooters' sales slump, Twin Peaks is on the rise.

    The mountain lodge-themed "breastaurant" chain has reported nine quarters of positive comparable sales, with same-store sales growing 5.1% in 2017.

    According to CEO Joe Hummel, Twin Peaks' success depends on successfully combining "Twin Peaks girls" with a foodie-approved menu.

    "Everybody's a foodie nowadays," Hummel told Business Insider. "You can't fool the consumer in today's world."

    A Hooters competitor is beating the original "breastaurant" brand at its own game.

    In the past year, Twin Peaks topped Knapp-Track's list of concepts ranked by comparable sales growth. The 81-location chain has reported nine quarters of positive comparable sales, with same-store sales growing 5.1% in 2017.

    According to Twin Peaks' CEO, Joe Hummel, the chain has risen above its rivals by perfecting its mix of scantily-clad "Twin Peaks girls" and a vast, foodie-approved menu.


    "Twin Peaks girls" are a key part of the chain's brand. Twin Peaks

    "Everybody's a foodie nowadays," Hummel told Business Insider. "You can't fool the consumer in today's world, with all the different food shows and food networks that are out there."
    Twin Peaks' customers are more than 70% male and primarily in their twenties and early thirties, though Hummel is sure to note that "we obviously appeal to all different ages and genders."

    Twin Peaks was founded in Lewisville, Texas, in 2005. From the start, the chain has offered a slightly different take on the breastaurant concept than its more well-known rival.

    "Hooters just wasn't racy enough," founder and then-CEO Randy DeWitt told Bloomberg in 2014.

    However, talking to Hummel in 2018, Twin Peaks' menu is just as important in distinguishing the chain from rivals like Hooters. While the chain airs sports games and identifies itself as a "sports lodge," Hummel is just as proud of its made-from-scratch menu as its Twin Peaks girls.


    Twin Peaks' Chicken and Waffles. Twin Peaks

    "It's just a wide variety of different styles of food that don't necessarily fit the stereotypical sports bar," Hummel said.

    Twin Peaks' menu includes things such as breakfast tacos, pot roast, and chicken and waffles in addition to extensive wings and tacos selections.

    That isn't to say that Twin Peaks is all chicken, no breasts.

    Twin Peaks girls continue to serve as the spokeswoman for the chain, plastered on advertisements across print, TV, and social media campaigns. Even with millennials' rumored disinterest in cleavage and questions about female objectification, Hummel thinks the "breastaurant" business model is sticking around.


    Twin Peaks

    "When you look at the recipe of a beautiful Twin Peaks girl, combined with great beverages, great food, and a warm setting, we don't see that ever changing," Hummel said.

    Twin Peaks is kicking off an expansion push in 2018, with plans to open roughly five new locations this year. Next year, the chain plans to open up 12 new restaurants, and it's on track to open roughly 15 to 18 in 2020. Ultimately, Hummel says, there's easily potential for more than 250 to 300 locations.

    Much of the sit-down, casual-dining industry has been plagued by a "sea of sameness," with chains like Chili's, Applebee's, and TGI Fridays struggling to stand out from the crowd.

    The Twin Peaks girls help the chain stand out from its more straight-laced casual-dining competition. And, the tweaks to the breastaurant formula — like sub-freezing craft beer, an extended menu, and a lodge theme — set it apart from more unbuttoned rivals.

    "I think our total brand DNA, there's a demand for it," Hummel said. "Everybody has done little bits and pieces of it, but no one has done the whole program."
    Twin Peaks rises from the sea of sameness.
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    Support The Girls - Trailer Starring Regina Hall & Haley Lu Richardson

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    Pink Pantherz

    Fremont? WTH? We're in FREMONT!!!

    COFFEE 8 hours ago
    California coffee shop's bikini-clad baristas will now wear shorts and tank tops following backlash from community

    By Michael Bartiromo | Fox News

    The owner of Pink Pantherz Espresso announced his newest location will employ baristas in more modest clothing. (Google)

    The bikini-clad baristas at the newest Pink Pantherz Espresso shop near Redwood City, Calif., will be ditching their swimsuits when the café opens on Friday afternoon, albeit in favor of more modest attire.

    Pink Pantherz, which regularly employs scantily-clad female baristas at its locations in Modesto, Fresno and Fremont, has come to an agreement with San Mateo County after meeting with concerned residents near the Redwood City location — and amid threats of protesters planning to march outside the café.


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    As part of the agreement, the owner of the shop has confirmed the female servers in the new location – which actually sits in a unincorporated part of North Fair Oaks – will wear shorts and tank tops instead of lingerie and bikinis.

    The coffee stand will also rename some of the edgier items on the menu, including its “Bootycall” and “Pantydropper” drinks.

    “[Pink Pantherz is] revisiting drink names and even implementing, for the first time, a more family-friendly dress policy for their baristas,” Pink Pantherz Espresso owner, Jose Carmona, told The Mercury News.

    “We’re surprised [by the backlash] obviously, just because it’s not a new concept, but at the end of the day we’re a company and we can change,” Carmona added.

    Public outcry over the newest Pink Pantherz Espresso location erupted earlier this summer, after residents became aware of the “bikini shop” planning to open on El Camino Real, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.
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    In the time since, the San Mateo County received a petition signed by 2,000 people opposed to the shop’s opening, while another Change.org petition gathered 1,500.

    The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors also met with residents to discuss their issues with the baristas’ dress code, which some feared would send the wrong message to schoolchildren passing by.

    While Friday afternoon's protest was canceled after the announcement, some still plan on marching as “a celebration of the power of community,” Sister Christina Heltsley told the Mercury News.

    “The young women that are [employed by Pink Pantherz] have their reasons [but] it feels like we’ve made so many steps forward and this is going backward.”

    County officials are also pleased with Carmona’s decision, but admitted the “distasteful” attire of the baristas was not technically violating any rules.

    Bottoms Up Espresso is planning to open up a new location in Chico, Calif., but the idea appears to have residents hot and bothered - and not in the way the owners likely intended.
    Pink Pantherz Espresso's opening in the summer came weeks after a similar California chain, Bottoms Up Espresso, began getting backlash over its new location in Chico.
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    Hailey Slobodzian

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    Hooters girl Hailey Slobodzian details following in her mother’s footsteps: ‘I would put on her uniform’
    By Stephanie Nolasco | Fox News

    Hailey Slobodzian says it was her mother, also a Fort Myers Beach Hooters girl and a calendar pinup, who inspired her to become a Hooters girl.

    The 23-year-old brunette beauty, a Florida-based nursing student, has been working at the Fort Myers Hooters for five years and has since been voted a fan favorite.

    Slobodzian has zero regrets following in her mother Amy’s footsteps and slipping into the iconic orange shorts to serve hot wings and cold beer. In fact, she is one of several girls featured in the 2019 Hooters Calendar, which helps raise money in support of breast cancer.

    Mother and daughter spoke to Fox News about working at Hooters, dealing with criticism and the common misconceptions people still have about the popular restaurant chain.

    Fox News: Hailey, describe the moment when you first saw your photo.

    Hailey Slobodzian: I remember they kept the calendar very secretive. They didn’t reveal which photo was used until much later on. I was actually working at that time so they caught me midwork and I was serving customers. They came out to my bar and surprised me. I was over the moon. It was pretty incredible.

    Fox News: Amy what did you think of the photo?

    Amy: I got to see it on social media and I thought it was just gorgeous. The photo came out so beautiful. We’re all really proud of her.

    Fox News: Amy, you were a Hooters Girl in Fort Myers beach as well. What was it about the franchise that appealed to you?

    Amy: I’ve always been in the food and beverage industry so I was usually surrounded by women. I really like working with females the most. Hooters was one of the best companies to work for. I did a couple of promotions with them as well. I don’t think they were really big with the calendars at that time yet. We did a lot of events, including NASCAR. I was with the company on and off for about three years because I did get pregnant with Hailey, so I took some time off.


    Hailey Slobodzian after winning the Fan Favorite 2017 award during the 21st annual Hooters International Swimsuit Pageant at The Pearl concert theater at Palms Casino Resort on July 12, 2017 in Las Vegas. (Getty)

    Fox News: Hailey, did you always know mom worked at Hooters?
    Slobodzian: Yeah! Actually, there are pictures from my childhood where I would put on her Hooters uniform for Halloween. I always admired it. The prominent orange shorts always stuck with me when I was growing up. Even when my mom retired and put those shorts in the back of the drawer, it always stayed in the back of my mind.

    I always knew there would be a possibility of me working there. One day I was actually going out to eat and I was approached by one of the waitresses. I wasn’t even 18 yet. I was able to fill out an application and get a kick start on all the different trainings they had available. By the time I turned 18, I was able to work for the company. It was always engrained in the back of my mind that I would eventually follow in my mother’s footsteps.


    Hailey Slobodzian's mother amy (left) working at Hooters. (Courtesy of Hooters.)

    Fox News: What’s it been like working at Hooters?

    Slobodzian: To be honest, when I first started working for Hooters, I just thought it was a great way to meet new people. But, I've formed incredible friendships. I’ve met so many wonderful people that I'm just fortunate to serve.

    I initially believed this would be a way to make extra money while in college. But with time, I was exposed to different opportunities with the company. I was really shy at first, but my manager encouraged me to get involved with all the different activities Hooters is involved with. With each year, I would get higher up and earn different titles. I feel much more confident about myself. I’ve come a long way.

    Fox News: Amy, what advice did you give to your daughter?

    Amy: I always instilled in my kids just to always be themselves. Treat everybody that walks through the door as an equal. You never know who’s sitting on the other side of that bar or at your table. Be proper and never forget your pleases and thank yous.

    Fox News: Some parents may feel uncomfortable over the idea of their daughter working at Hooters. What are your thoughts on this?

    Amy: That’s a hard one. But in my eyes, Hooters is definitely a family restaurant. There’s nothing more different between Hooters and McDonald's. Kids go there. There’s nothing wrong with what the girls are wearing or what meals they’re serving.

    When you walk in, somebody holding the door for you. There’s somebody saying hello to you. There’s somebody thanking you for stopping by and saying goodbye. There’s somebody encouraging you to come back. It’s a big group of girls creating one positive experience together. It’s the best way to meet friends and meet people in your neighborhood. And somebody will always watch your back.

    Fox News: What’s a misconception you feel people still have about Hooters?

    Slobodzian: The most common question I get asked all the time is how it is working with girls. People don’t think it’s possible. They assume it’s catty and there’s a lot of drama. Fortunately, that’s not the case. We all have a really good relationship. We’re able to rely on each other for many different circumstances. Whether it’s grabbing a coffee for someone in the morning or being there for someone when a loved one passes away. We all have just a really wonderful relationship. I think Hooters does a really great job of maintaining that family aspect. And we definitely implement that.


    (Courtesy of Hooters)

    Amy: It’s more than just a job there. Everyone has to work together as a team. It’s never just a job you happen to work. It’s much more meaningful than that. … Once you start working there, you really begin making friends and getting a grasp of what Hooters is as a whole.
    "There’s nothing more different between Hooters and McDonald's"
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    More on Support the Girls

    The trailer was posted above back in September.

    ’Support the Girls’ Is an Excellent Comedy Set in a Shabby Breastaurant
    Weekend streaming recommendations and a roundup of the week’s food pop culture news
    by Greg Morabito Jan 12, 2019, 9:12am EST


    Haley Lu Richardson and Regina Hall in Support the Girls.

    Welcome back to Friday afternoon, a time to “Marie Kondo” all the work you didn’t finish this week and start planning what you’re going to watch and eat between now and Monday. I’ve got three recommendations for things to stream: an excellent indie feature, and two lively shows about Mexican-American dishes. Here’s what to add to your queue this weekend:

    An amazing comedy set in a ‘breastaurant’


    Regina Hall in Support the Girls

    If you have a service industry job — whether it’s in a fine dining restaurant, a fast-food place, or anything in between — the best you can hope for is to have a manager like Lisa, the protagonist of the indie dramedy Support the Girls. She’s one of the best fictional characters I’ve seen on screen in ages, in a movie that’s slyly powerful, and entertaining from start to finish.

    Lisa, played by Regina Hall, is constantly aware of all the pressure points that her staffers face inside and outside of Double Whammies, the Hooters knock-off where they work. But even as they’re serving “big butt” beers to ***** schmucks in the middle of the day, Lisa wants her staffers to feel empowered, and know how to navigate the bizarre situations that arise in their workplace. She understands the importance of making her teammates feel like they’re not just co-workers, but members of a pseudo-family who can reach out for help when they need it. And, on top of it all, Lisa clearly thinks her girls deserve to have fun on the job — on their own terms.

    Support the Girls chronicles Lisa’s shift from hell, the messy evening that follows, and an afternoon a week or so later, where justice for her and her teammates seems like a distinct possibility.

    All restaurants, even the ones that don’t involve skimpy server uniforms and mandatory flirtation with guests, have echoes of the chaotic workplace depicted in Support the Girls. And while I appreciate the attention to detail paid to the general rhythms of restaurant life, my hunch is that filmmaker Andrew Bujolowski chose the breastaurant setting because it throws one of the film’s central themes — the struggles, big and small, that women face in the workplace — into sharp relief. As my colleague Alissa Wilkinson notes in her Vox review, the film starts as “a workplace comedy“ but “morphs into an affecting, startlingly insightful depiction of the bone-weary work of being a woman in a man’s world.”

    The most powerful moment in that regard is a scene between Lisa and her boss, Cubby, in the car on the way to the bank. She basically runs his entire business from head-to-toe, approaching her employees and regulars with a level of grace that is perhaps uncommon for a shabby neighborhood sports bar. But Cubby can’t looks past a few mistakes — decisions she made while trying to help one of her employees out of a bind — despite the fact that Lisa goes above and beyond the call of duty in every other way. The message, it seems, is that Lisa can’t under- or over-perform at her job without catching flack from her boss. It’s a completely toxic relationship, one of several that the manager and her staff have to navigate in the Double Whammies universe.

    Bujolowski balances heavy scenes like this with moments of surprising levity (a particularly hilarious/cathartic plot twist notably punctuates the end of Lisa and Cubby’s ride in the car that afternoon). The filmmaker, who first earned acclaim as one of the pioneers of the “Mumblecore” movement, has taken the best traits of that genre — an emphasis on the emotional lives of seemingly ordinary people; an ear for naturalistic dialogue — and applied them to a story with much broader appeal than any of his previous works. His next project is, somewhat surprisingly, an adaptation of Lady and the Tramp for Disney. After seeing the skilful way he juggles the lives of all of the characters in Support the Girls, I look forward to watching what he does with a star-crossed mutt and Cocker Spaniel.

    But the main reason to watch Support the Girls is Hall’s masterful performance as Lisa, and particularly her scenes with co-stars Shayna McHayle and Haley Lu Richardson. The movie is now streaming for free on Hulu, but you can also watch it on Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, and YouTube.
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    Tight Ends Sports Bar & Grill

    Ahhh, TexASS. This isn't really a breastaurant - it's a buttaurant?

    The official website is just a placeholder. It's really more about their instagram.
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    On anal clefts

    When you learn a new term like 'anal cleft', it's time to split Bikini Baristas off into its own indie thread from Breastaurants.

    A sign of the times.

    COFFEEPublished 20 hours agoLast Update 14 hours ago
    Bikini baristas appeal city ordinance issuing dress code
    By Alexandra Deabler | Fox News

    Bikini baristas appeal city ordinance issuing dress code

    How much “anal cleft” is one allow to show while at work? That’s the question one Washington court is trying to answer.

    A U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is reviewing an ongoing legal saga between bikini baristas and the city of Everett over the anatomical phrase “anal cleft” and whether dress codes imposed on businesses violate their civil rights.

    Both sides appeared in court Monday to further argue the city’s ordinance, which was passed August 2017, that restricts what employees of “quick-service” restaurants wear by requiring that the “bottom one-half of the anal cleft” be covered, Herald Net reported.

    According to the ordinance, employees who work at fast food restaurants, food trucks and coffee stands are required to wear at least a tank top and shorts while at work.


    Employees are required to wear at least a tank top and shorts. (City of Everett)

    U.S. District Judge Marsha Pechman approved the injunction during litigation, ruling the ordinance likely violates the bikini baristas’ First and 14th Amendment rights.

    “The term ‘bottom one-half of the anal cleft’ is not well-defined or reasonably understandable, and the ordinances otherwise fail to provide clear guidance and raise risks of arbitrary enforcement. The court finds that the dress code ordinance likely violates plaintiffs’ right to free expression under the First Amendment,” Pechman wrote in the injunction order, Courthouse News reported.

    Jovanna Edge, owner of Hillbilly Hotties, one of several bikini barista coffee shops involved in the suit, and attorney Melinda Ebelhar argued that the order was intentionally vague and would be too difficult to enforce.

    Ebelhar claimed it would take “advanced math” to figure out whether the bottom half of the anal cleft was exposed.

    U.S. Circuit Judge Morgan Christen seemed to agree, asking, “How can law enforcement determine where the bottom half is and measure it?” Courthouse News reported.

    Assistant city attorney Ramsey Ramerman disagreed with the questioning, saying that the legislation was specifically worded and argued that Edge understood what the new dress code law allowed.

    Ramerman argued it was the city’s responsibility to combat prostitution or illegal sexual activity – messages he claimed the bikini barista coffee stand was sending.

    Judge Sandra Ikuta agreed, stating she was concerned customers would see the women working as saying: “I am sexually available,” the Herald Net reported.

    According to the publication, Ebelhar defended the baristas' choice of outfits as personal expression, female empowerment and a form of body positivity.

    “The message they are sending is this is not your mother’s coffee stand,” she said.

    A final ruling has not yet been reported.

    Alexandra Deabler is a Lifestyle writer and editor for Fox News.
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    bankrupt breastaurant

    I usually don't copy embedded links but the busty waitress Akihabara ramen joint and the “breast slash” cafe...well, Sora News 24 got it going on.

    Miss Hooters Japan finalists announced day after chain files for bankruptcy protection in Japan
    Casey Baseel 3 hours ago



    Busty waitress restaurants’ fortunes continue to bounce up and down.

    In many ways, Hooters seems like a concept that would work extremely well in Japan. This is, after all, a nation that itself has produced some startling innovations in breast-related dining, such as the busty waitress Akihabara ramen joint and the “breast slash” cafe.

    And sure enough, the chain has opened a total of seven locations in Japan since arriving in the country in 2005. However, Japanese fans of the Hooters chain have had their spirits bouncing up and down this week, starting with the development that on March 25, HJ, the company that manages Hooters’ Japanese restaurants, filed for bankruptcy protection from its creditors in Tokyo District Court under Japan’s Civil Rehabilitation Law.

    Then, just a day later, Hooters enthusiastically announced that the finalists for the Miss Hooters Japan Contest 2019 have been chosen. Pared down from a pool of 51 entrants, the 15 finalists, selected from among the chain’s waitstaff, will appear at a special event in Tokyo Shinjuku to crown the winner of the contest’s ninth iteration, who will then travel to the U.S. in June to compete in the Miss hooters World Tournament.

    ▼ A few of this year’s finalists


    The Miss Hooters Japan finals will take place at the chain’s Tokyo Shinjuku Nishiguchi branch on April 15, with the doors opening at 6 p.m. and the festivities getting underway an hour later. Ticket prices range from 5,000 yen (US$45) for a spot in the standing area, while the top-of-the-line SS Ticket, for 14,000 yen, gets you a spot with a superior view of the contest stage, where the contestants will appear in no less than three outfits: their Hooters uniform, a swimsuit, and a costume of their own choosing. The SS Ticket also gets you a 2,500-yen food/drink voucher and both a T-shirt autographed by the 15 finalists as well as a mini photo session with them.



    Meanwhile, HJ itself will be working within the framework of the Civil Rehabilitation Law to restructure its outstanding bad debt. The company owes an estimated 560 million yen to a total of 56 creditors.

    Observers spotted a sign of trouble at the start of the year when Hooters’ Fukuoka branch closed down, and analysts say sales for Hooters branches in Japan have sagged in recent years, though they haven’t offered any theories as to why. Perhaps, like the busty ramen and breast slash restaurants mentioned above, Japan prefers the pop-up or limited-time model for its overtly sexy dining establishments, and Hooters hasn’t been getting the sort of repeat business it does in other countries. It could also be that while Japan’s countless hostess bars prove there’s a robust market for alcohol and snacks being served by young women in revealing outfits, Japanese customers prefer a quieter, more intimate atmosphere t the boisterous vibe at Hooters. Or maybe it’s neither of those, and Japan’s preexisting tebasaki chicken wing culinary tradition has conditioned local palates to reject Hooters’ hot sauce-slathered menu stars.

    However, just because Hooters Japan is declaring bankruptcy doesn’t mean the chain is going out of business. HJ has promised that all six current Hooters Japan locations (four in Tokyo and one each in Osaka and Nagoya) will remain in operation.

    We can’t tell you how relieved we are. For a second we thought we were going to have to find a new place to study.

    Sources: Tokyo Shoko Research via IT Media, @Press, Hooters Japan
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    The original breastaurant...

    Half of Playboy Club’s ‘bunny’ staff fired over poor service
    By Page Six Team April 22, 2019 | 11:14pm


    Getty Images for Playboy

    There’s a crisis at the new Playboy Club, insiders tell Page Six, because its management hasn’t been able to train the famed “Playboy Bunnies” to perform basic hosting tasks.

    The club — which opened back in September — hired a whole herd of beautiful Bunnies to serve drinks and wait tables at the Hell’s Kitchen spot.

    But it appears that managers may have worried more about how the prospective hires looked in a corset and fluffy tail than their relevant experience in the service industry.

    “Service has been so bad that new management had to be brought in and they fired half the bunny staff,” a source told us.

    Now the club has hired real waiters and culled the Bunnies, although it has kept some of the floppy-eared friends on — with adjusted job descriptions and slashed paychecks.

    “They have been stripped of their duty to wait on tables because they cannot do service,” said a source, who added, “Bunnies are now allowed only to run drinks.”

    The source said their pay has been cut from $40 an hour to $25 an hour.

    Reached for comment, the club told us, “The club is committed to creating a great experience for [its] growing number of members and dinner guests, as well as being a great place to work for all of our employees.”

    Now, we’re told, things are back on track and the club’s performing a lot better.

    The club is a reboot of the original New York Playboy Club, which closed in 1986. Bunnies at the original included Debbie Harry, Lauren Hutton and Gloria Steinem, who worked there undercover for 11 days in 1963 and wrote the famed exposé “A Bunny’s Tale” for Show magazine.

    The original club had strict rules for its Bunnies, laid out in the Bunny Instruction Manual. It outlawed dating members, chewing gum and reporting for duty with an “unkempt tail” or off-center ears.
    I wanna read the Bunny Instruction Manual...
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    Larkyn Dasch

    It's not every day that I get a news piece to post in both our Women in MMA & Breastaurants threads.


    Meet Larkyn Dasch, the Hooters waitress looking to capitalize on her Bellator 222 moment

    Simon Head, MMA Junkie Published 10:13 p.m. ET June 11, 2019 | Updated 10:23 p.m. ET June 11, 2019

    When Larkyn Dasch steps out under the bright lights of the Bellator cage at Madison Square Garden, she'll do so with an open mind, a steely determination and the belief that she cannot be broken.

    Dasch (0-1 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) takes on taekwondo ace Valerie Loureda (1-0 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) in a preliminary-card bout Friday night at Bellator 222 in New York. And the Michigan native says her fighting spirit will shine through in her debut.

    "She'll have to kill me to win," Dasch told MMA Junkie this week. "I won't give up. I've only lost by decision. It doesn't matter what you do, you'll have to knock me out. If she knocks me out, good for her. But I have a gameplan, and I'll fight with more heart than she will.

    "That's what I'll bring to it. I'll fight with more heart, and I think I fight with more heart than 99 percent of all female fighters."



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    HERE IS THE NEWS!!!!!!
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    I have officially signed a contract with @bellatormma for Bellator 222 and will be fighting at Madison Square Garden next Friday!! This was so last minute I actually signed the contract while I was at work at my side job at @taylor_hooters as a Hooters girl!!
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    Best wishes to my opponent but I am in amazing shape, am already on weight and ready to go to war.
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    Dasch made headlines when the fight was announced after she posted a photo of her signing her bout agreement while wearing her Hooters waitress gear. While some may have initially viewed it as a publicity stunt, Dasch said it was simply a result of circumstance rather than a PR move.

    "I was working double shifts at Hooters all week, from morning to midnight, to free up time for me to make a planned trip to Nashville to visit family," Dasch explained. "So I was working when my manager brought me the contract to sign. He came in, ordered food, obviously, and had me sign the contract right there while I was on the clock."


    Dasch, who is also a personality host for Radio Undercard, a boxing and MMA sports talk show in Detroit, admitted that while she follows Bellator, she wasn't aware of Loureda's emergence.

    But, rather than ignorance, she explained that she makes a conscious effort to disconnect herself from potential opponents to help keep her mind clear of preconceptions before she steps into the cage.

    "Actually, I have never heard of her," Dasch said of Loureda. "I follow Bellator and the UFC, but at the same time I know there is the potential that I could one day end up fighting those girls. And I don't like to know my opponents.

    "I would rather my coaches tell me exactly what I'm supposed to do, give me a gameplan and then go in there not knowing who this girl is, because at the end of the day she's just another female fighter who trains every day and has the same struggles that I do."


    Dasch's approach might seem a little different from the norm, but that's the 22-year-old's style. Her Instagram bio features an inspirational quote that reads: "If you live life like everyone else, you'll be just like everyone else."

    It's a statement that she is directly applying to her career as she prepares to make a huge jump this weekend. Dasch was close to finishing her business administration degree and had just one semester remaining from her four-year course when she opted to drop out and chase her mixed martial arts dream.

    "I was going to private college at the time, and when my friends heard what I had chosen to do, everyone thought I was crazy," Dasch said. "But I basically told everyone: 'I'm going for this. I can always go back and finish, but this is my opportunity, and I'm going to take it.'

    "So I'm not doing what everyone else wants me to do or what everyone thinks I should do, or what everyone else is doing. Instead, I'm doing something completely different, and I'm hopeful that it will give me a completely different result."

    And that result, Dasch said, will be a spectacular one on Friday night in the Big Apple.

    "I'm confident in my standup, I'm confident in my ground (game), and I'm confident in my ability to block kicks," Dasch said. "I expect it to finish in a knockout."

    And for those wondering if she'll be wearing the famous Hooters logo on her kit when she makes her way to the Bellator cage, don't rule it out.

    "That is still undecided," she said. "We're still trying to figure out what we're going to do, but it could be that way. We'll see."
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    If scantily clad waitress restaurants are breastaurants...

    ...scantily clad waiter restaurants are called Chestaurants? Nah, I like testosteraunts.

    We remember Tallywackers (at least here on this thread).

    Remembering Tallywackers: America’s Failed ‘Hooters But With Dudes’
    Who would have thought monetizing male objectification could prove so difficult?
    by Tim Forster @timothyjforster Jul 5, 2019, 3:07pm EDT



    There are more than 300 Hooters locations in the United States, coupling a chain restaurant experience with gaggles of lightly dressed, flirty women as servers. What if you’re looking to get that same experience, but with men, though? You have zero options. None whatsoever.

    That wasn’t always the case. “What if Hooters, but with dudes?” is a thing that existed, shirtless and in the flesh, in Texas. In the spirit of “breastaurants” like Hooters and Twin Peaks, it was named Tallywackers — the name, an oblique reference to the ’80s sex comedy Porky’s, evokes imagery of the restaurant servers’ junk, while simultaneously appearing to mean nothing at all. (“Tallywhacker” is in fact 18th-century British slang for *****, yet it never solidly fell into the vernacular on either side of the Atlantic.) At Tallywackers, staff wore uniforms that went a little higher up the scanty scale than at breastaurants Hooters and Twin Peaks: Per the local health code, servers were required to wear tank tops (at least until later in the evening, when most went shirtless). Below the waist, the guys — the Wackers? — wore only fire-truck-red or grey boxer briefs that conveyed more than just a hint of what was beneath the fabric.

    Now, Tallywackers is just a faint memory of abs and underwear. Opening in May 2015 in the Dallas gayborhood of Oak Lawn, the restaurant’s location unsubtly implied a target demographic of thirsty ****sexuals; firsthand accounts affirm that the clientele was indeed, fairly gay, but it also featured a mix of genders, straight women among them. Much like its more widespread counterparts, Tallywackers was sexualized, yet firmly not a strip club: The only things officially getting wacked were customers’ appetites — yet some were reportedly ejected for groping servers, and staff were banned from hooking up with diners.

    As the underwear party uniform suggests, Tallywackers pushed euphemism and sexual innuendo further than your garden-variety breastaurant. The menu, filled with phallic foodstuffs, featured “abb-itizers” and “cock-tails,” as well as the S&M Burger (Swiss and mushroom, duh), and the Tallywacker sundae, complete with a prominently displayed, uh, banana. Despite the silly food names, Tallywackers’s menu actually seems somewhat appealing, if urbane: Between fried Brussels sprouts, flatbreads, and a croque-monsieur, it was hardly groundbreaking, but still on a different plane of existence than the masculine standards of a breastaurants’ burgers, steaks, and wings.

    Yet all the croque-monsieurs and thinly veiled dicks in Dallas couldn’t keep Tallywackers open: It closed after just a year in business. Owner Rodney Duke told local media that Tallywackers was simply moving, yet it never reopened.

    There have been successful hospitality ventures adjacent to Tallywackers that have met some success. Most notable is Boxers, with three locations in New York City. But Boxers defines itself as a gay sports bar — Tallywackers never sold itself so precisely, and was spiritually closer to a Hooters in format than a bar.

    Why hasn’t anybody else ever tried to open another so-called “chestaurant” (as Tallywackers was dubbed)? After all, if North America can support ridiculously niche concepts like a Garfield-themed restaurant or an entire chain dedicated to chicken salad, it seems like “Hooters for people who like men” would be a no-brainer. “Ogling men in skimpy underwear” maybe not the end goal of feminism or gay rights, but there’s certainly an imbalance to be corrected: America’s gays and girls should have that same opportunity afforded to the Hooters crowd.
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    Quirky China: topless waiters serving hotpot, a company that doesn’t like to work, and lucky day weddings
    A civil affairs department in southeast China refused requests from couples wanting to marry on March 14, because it is not a traditional working day
    A hotpot restaurant in Xian which has male topless models as its waiters has sparked controversy and turned into a viral hit
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    Published: 4:45pm, 6 Mar, 2021


    The number nine means ‘eternal’ in Chinese culture, so September 9 of each year sees a stampede of couples saying ‘I do’ across the country. Photo: Getty Images
    Topless waiters, a local authority refusing to have staff work overtime so couples can marry on a supposedly auspicious day for weddings, and a company whose name suggests it doesn’t like to work are just some of the quirky stories making the news in China this month.
    A civil affairs department in southeast China refused requests from young couples wanting to register their marriage on March 14, because it is not a traditional working day.
    The date this year is seen as an auspicious one for couples to tie the knot because when strung together, the Chinese characters for date 2021314 look like those for “love you my whole life”.
    The website of the Civil Affairs Bureau of Huaining county, in the southeastern province of Anhui, has seen couples posting online asking for officials to work on that day, despite it being a Sunday.
    However, it refused the requests and reminded people of the dangers of large crowds congregating during the Covid-19 pandemic.
    A spokeswoman for the Anhui Provincial Civil Affairs Department said it had left the decision on whether to allow officials to work overtime on March 14 to local authorities, The Beijing News reported.
    The Chinese hashtag that in English is #governmentrefusestoworkovertimeMarch 14 has been viewed more than 640 million times on Weibo, China’s Twitter.
    More than 20,000 comments were left on the website, with most users supporting the government’s refusal.
    “You let others work extra hours to benefit you so that you can get married on a so-called lucky day. Who do you think you are?” wrote one person.
    “I think selecting a right person is more important than selecting a right date to marry,” another commentator said.
    Some couples from Guangzhou, in Guangdong province in the country’s south, said they also wanted to register their marriage on March 14, after failing to secure a spot on Valentine’s Day, February 14, because it fell during the week-long Lunar New Year holiday.
    In Chinese, the pronunciation of certain numbers when put together sounds like expressions of love and hold a particular fascination for many residents.
    It is common practice for men to send red envelopes containing 520 yuan (US$80) to their girlfriends or wives because the number, when spoken, sounds like “I love you”. For that reason, May 20 is a highly popular date also for couples to get married.
    The number nine means “eternal” in Chinese culture, so September 9 of each year sees a stampede of couples saying “I do” across the country.

    Extra hot hotpot
    A hotpot restaurant which has male topless models as its waiters has sparked controversy and turned into a viral hit.

    Male topless models serving in Chinese hotpot restaurant turn shop into viral hit
    Over the past two months, between six and eight male waiters strut around shirtless in the restaurant in Xian, the capital of the northwestern Shaanxi province, from 5pm to 11pm every day.
    The muscled waiters are all part-time models so are happy to pose for photos or videos with guests, who often invite the men to join them for dinner.
    “These male waiters are all good-looking and are in good shape,” Ma Yu, the restaurant owner, said. “I hope to bring visual enjoyment and a pleasant experience to all the customers.”
    Ma said takings were up since the quirky marketing strategy was introduced, with women making up a majority of the restaurant’s client base.
    However, the use of the shirtless male models has attracted a mixed response online.
    “It’s nothing wrong that people on one side are OK to expose themselves while those on the other side like to consume,” wrote one person on social media site bilibili.com.
    Another user wasn’t happy, saying: “It’s more or less disgusting. I can smell their underarm odour.”
    A reader at news portal 163.com said topless male waiters should be banned. “Sometimes kids will eat in the restaurant. The existence of topless waiters will affect kids’ values towards both genders,” the reader wrote.

    The company that ‘don’t like to work’

    Screen capture shows a Chinese advertisement and cultural activities design company’s name translated to ‘don’t like to go to work’: Photo: Yangtze Daily
    A government department has told a Chinese advertisement and cultural activities design company to change its name because it translates to “don’t like to work” in English.
    Jiu Bu Ai Shang Ban, based in Wuhan, in Hubei province, central China, caught the public’s attention after officials from the local administration said its name was not in line with the new Enterprise Name Registration and Management rule and would reflect on it badly, the Yangtze Daily reported.
    The rule, which came into effect this month, stipulates that a company’s name should not use words that could damage public interest or social order, oppose customs, be malicious or mislead the public.
    Ye Qing, a professor from the Zhongnan University of Economics and Law in Wuhan, said he agreed with the authority’s ruling, as the name constituted “bad guidance” for society, the newspaper reported.
    “It lacks positive energy,” said one user on Weibo. But many internet users do not agree with the decision.
    “It’s none of the authority’s business,” wrote another Weibo user. “This name does not oppose the government. It is neither pornographic nor violent. I don’t understand why it is not proper enough.”
    Another person said: “Why did the government require them to change the name? Does it mean the authorities forbid people to hate work?”
    Liu Han, the company’s owner, told the newspaper that he would follow the order to change his company’s name.
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