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Re: Millennials forcing Hooters to close locations and change its strategy
« Reply #15 on: August 18, 2017, 10:54:01 AM »
I assume tufsu1 must not be eating out as much  ;)

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I've been waiting for him to weigh in on the matter, considering he is the resident Hooters expert.


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Re: Millennials forcing Hooters to close locations and change its strategy
« Reply #16 on: August 18, 2017, 10:56:20 AM »
I don't buy this 'millennial connection is what's closing Hooters". Are they the reason why IHOP and Applebee's are closing some locations? Quite a few brick and mortar restaurants in that 'Joe six pack" class are struggling.

Restaurants with terrible food are closing.

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Re: Millennials forcing Hooters to close locations and change its strategy
« Reply #17 on: August 18, 2017, 11:11:32 AM »
Millennials also aren't visiting strip clubs or hiring strippers for bachelor parties either, relative older generations.

Could it just be that we're moving toward a more progressive society that values women for more than just their bodies?

I wouldn't be caught dead in a Hooters, for multiple reasons. The 'regulars" are creepy and sad. By proxy of being in a restaurant called "Hooters" with a gimmick of being able to leer at boobs, the waitresses treat everyone - perhaps rightfully so - like they're a perv who wants to be fake-flirted with. The food is gross. And the overall business model seems to be catered to our parents and grandparents.
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Re: Millennials forcing Hooters to close locations and change its strategy
« Reply #18 on: August 18, 2017, 11:14:36 AM »
Millennials also aren't visiting strip clubs or hiring strippers for bachelor parties either, relative older generations.

Could it just be that we're moving toward a more progressive society that values women for more than just their bodies?

I wouldn't be caught dead in a Hooters, for multiple reasons. The 'regulars" are creepy and sad. By proxy of being in a restaurant called "Hooters" with a gimmick of being able to leer at boobs, the waitresses treat everyone - perhaps rightfully so - like they're a perv who wants to be fake-flirted with. The food is gross. And the overall business model seems to be catered to our parents and grandparents.

Totally.
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Re: Millennials forcing Hooters to close locations and change its strategy
« Reply #19 on: August 18, 2017, 11:19:17 AM »
Could it just be that we're moving toward a more progressive society that values women for more than just their bodies?


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Re: Millennials forcing Hooters to close locations and change its strategy
« Reply #20 on: August 18, 2017, 11:20:30 AM »
Millennials also aren't visiting strip clubs or hiring strippers for bachelor parties either, relative older generations.

Could it just be that we're moving toward a more progressive society that values women for more than just their bodies?

I wouldn't be caught dead in a Hooters, for multiple reasons. The 'regulars" are creepy and sad. By proxy of being in a restaurant called "Hooters" with a gimmick of being able to leer at boobs, the waitresses treat everyone - perhaps rightfully so - like they're a perv who wants to be fake-flirted with. The food is gross. And the overall business model seems to be catered to our parents and grandparents.

Agreed.  I also find great humor in the fact that there are Hooters restaurants in Las Vegas.  Just doesn't add up in any way.

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Re: Millennials forcing Hooters to close locations and change its strategy
« Reply #21 on: August 18, 2017, 11:29:59 AM »
I wouldn't be caught dead in a Hooters, for multiple reasons. The 'regulars" are creepy and sad.

Haha tell that to Tufus1's face! 

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Re: Millennials forcing Hooters to close locations and change its strategy
« Reply #22 on: August 18, 2017, 11:40:13 AM »
Hmmm if there was vegan and local food then I might go. Ha ha
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Re: Millennials forcing Hooters to close locations and change its strategy
« Reply #23 on: August 18, 2017, 11:51:56 AM »
With that said, I did stop in a Twin Peaks in suburban Detroit earlier this summer.  It was late and the only other option was McDonalds. Once inside, it seemed more like a sports bar than a Hooters. The food was also better.
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Re: Millennials forcing Hooters to close locations and change its strategy
« Reply #24 on: August 19, 2017, 02:58:35 PM »
The conclusion drawn is completely ridiculous.

Hooters is like the dining equivalent of Playboy magazine. It will exist just until the moment the last of our pervy uncles finally gets their HughesNet or dies of old age. I don't go there because it somehow manages to smell like vomit even at 10am, it doesn't do anything particularly great, and one can see more scantily clad females literally anywhere you go on most days. It just has a sad vibe in general.

The idea that this in any way speaks of a moral superiority of younger people is goofy. Back in the day objectifying women was a public thing that required some degree of work. Now you have literally everything you could ever want available from the privacy of your basement.

If you look at studies, millennials consume more porn than any generation in human history. In a study by Brigham Young and The Journal of Sex Research, only 14% of young adults said they thought pornography was bad for society and ranked it as less morally objectionable than not recycling, using too much water or overeating. https://www.barna.com/research/porn-in-the-digital-age-new-research-reveals-10-trends/. It's all different shades of immoral, if you think watching a (usually pirated) video on pornhub for free where some 20 year old coked up girl is exploited by some dirtbag and going about your day gives you moral high ground over an old pervert eating chicken wings served by a girl in 80's workout apparel at Hooters, god bless you.

As far as the pornhub search trends, I think it speaks more to the fact that literally nobody besides endearingly naive middle aged men are actually going to pull up a search engine and type in "big boobs" in 2017.
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Re: Millennials forcing Hooters to close locations and change its strategy
« Reply #25 on: August 20, 2017, 12:13:59 AM »
The oogling business has moved upmarket where millennials don't go.

Gentlemans Clubs have been growing at a rate of just under 2% annually and constitute about $7 billion in revenue.

Everything below (Hooters) and everything above (strip clubs) have been declining annually.

Strip Clubs have declined due to municipalities putting stricter zoning and liquor laws in place to make it harder to let them open.

Most men want to watch sports with their beer now than orange shorts.

Gentlemens clubs tend to fall in between because the girls don't have to strip, they just sit on couches around you with little clothing. They are very expensive to enter (more than most millenials want to spend) but tend to bring in more drug issues than alcohol issues.

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Re: Millennials forcing Hooters to close locations and change its strategy
« Reply #26 on: August 20, 2017, 01:51:24 AM »
I guess that millennials hate Joe's Crab Shack too, because they are closing more than 40 restaurants. Looks like the Jax Beach location is safe. Maybe I should start a restaurant named "Shakes, Kale & Quinoa" to satisfy these millennials; business should be booming! $$$     

http://clark.com/shopping-retail/food-restaurants/joes-crab-shack-abruptly-closes-dozens-of-restaurants/

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Re: Millennials forcing Hooters to close locations and change its strategy
« Reply #27 on: August 20, 2017, 07:51:00 PM »
With that said, I did stop in a Twin Peaks in suburban Detroit earlier this summer.  It was late and the only other option was McDonalds. Once inside, it seemed more like a sports bar than a Hooters. The food was also better.

Haha, I went to one in Orlando a few years ago because it was late, they were open , and it was right next to my hotel.  The name totally made sense once I walked inside  ;D

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Re: Millennials forcing Hooters to close locations and change its strategy
« Reply #28 on: August 21, 2017, 12:48:22 AM »
A program to genetically modify waitstaff to lactate malt beverages is underway.

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Re: Millennials forcing Hooters to close locations and change its strategy
« Reply #29 on: August 21, 2017, 09:09:23 AM »
Something something correlation something causation.