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Posted 2004-08-02 15:23:18
Noticed in the classifieds last week that Hooters, the American restaurant/bar chain famous for its buxom waitresses in revealing uniforms, is coming to Bangkok.
Coals to Newcastle, or might this be interesting?
Posted 2004-08-02 15:30:36
Think the concept is interesting as Thailand needs a bit of middle-ground, but the food I've had at Hooters in the past was not very good at all.
Posted 2004-08-02 15:45:05
Think there might just have a little recruitment problem here
Posted 2004-08-02 15:49:36
this was my first thought! who's gonna work there? socks down bras anyone?
Posted 2004-08-02 15:52:51
I've seen some kathoey that would qualify...wonder if they will be welcome to apply?
Posted 2004-08-02 15:52:54
I have been using "Hooters" Bar and Rest.at the top end of See-Nak Road (just before the Bam Pu turn off) for over a year now.
Very much a Thai place,but good food,so-so music,Full A/con and mai peng and oper til.....
Used to be called "My Home".....(ie.that was the name of....)
Posted 2004-08-02 16:41:37
I consider that the bottom end of srinakarin road. I know the place, they have just gone to cafe format--same name -Hooters
Posted 2004-08-02 17:15:37
I'm told the food in the UK versions is also crap. Think I'll skipThe food at Amsterdam Hooters is f*cking terrible ... and after almost poisoning you, the cheeky bastards charge you to go vomit in the toilet!
Posted 2004-08-02 19:26:03
Interesting, the food at the Hooters that I go to in the US is quite good. Especially the chicken wings:-)
Posted 2004-08-02 19:44:57
Another crap American food outlet, where they have to have a marketing department that is bigger than the United Nations to get anyone to go there..
Why is we have to be bombarded with unhealthy crap food from the states ? - vote with your feet and give it a wide berth.
IMHO, the only one worth going to is Subway, as at least it is a healthier alternative to fast food.
Posted 2004-08-02 20:03:23
i agree , more SHIT food from america . more money heading overseas i suppose . thailand doesnt need it (nor does any other country ) but they will advertise it and the young kids will think its cool ,so theyll support it . its a marketers dream .
Posted 2004-08-02 20:13:47
I am with you on that,,what they really need is more BURGER KINGS, ###### hard to find here in Thailand,,I got to drive 400 KM. to find one. But I guess that we are still lucky tho,as i never see a place that sells that shit that Brits call FOOD.
Posted 2004-08-02 20:17:11
I live in the US Hooters Food is terrible!!! They will have problems finding waitresses Oh not too long ago a guy wanted to be a waiter at a hooters in The US someplace and he was not allowed so he sued them.
Maybe Katoeys would work I hope i spelled that right
Posted 2004-08-02 20:33:59
Hooters is for going and getting pissed up and looking at the eye candy. Who cares about the food. But a Hooters in thailand is a waste of time," mai me nome."
Posted 2004-08-02 20:56:29
You got that right,,Playtex send over a shipment of Living Bras and they didn't have nothing to feed em and they all starved,bu things might be looking up,,check this out.
Posted 2004-08-02 21:19:24
Nope, fraid the little wifey wouldn't let me,,she won't even let me talk to the lady that brings our rice.
Don't get me wrong tho,,I am the boss here in this house, It's just the fact that she controls the pussy.
Posted 2004-08-02 21:44:43
The Amsterdam Hoooters is a knock off, same as the restaurant that uses their name in Thailand now.
Its hard to become a franchisee...
1. You have to be rich... $3 million in liquid assets and the initial investment for equipment and leasehold improvements is estimated to be $600,000 to $1,000,000 for each restaurant. The Master Franchise for Thailand was $500,000 That is just to use the name and concept.
2. Experience: Have at least 5 years as a multi-unit restaurant owner / operator.
3. Location. You had to find minimum 245 SQ.M space on a high traffic location and cannot be in the RLD. Easier said then done. I know they had hired a guy to scout for sites 9 months ago. Just found one location recently.
I don't know if it will work in Thailand. The owner has paid his money so he'll get the reward if it does. Time will tell...
Posted 2004-08-02 22:21:54
Great idea - I'd enjoy queing up! Really!
Posted 2004-08-02 22:32:36
Can't see it working that well... it's not as if it's a new idea in BKK... there's plenty of places to go to see some "Eye Candy" already.
Only thing that may help it is the brand name.
Posted 2004-08-03 01:57:40
Burgar King used to be the best, I agree but it's gone to the dogs since us Brits (Diageo) sold it to you Yanks
Posted 2004-08-03 03:40:34
Frigging hideous! How can they stretch the shin that much? Ah jeez! We're talking major lower back disorders in the future. To all his/her own.You got that right,,Playtex send over a shipment of Living Bras and they didn't have nothing to feed em and they all starved,bu things might be looking up,,check this out.
Posted 2004-08-03 17:59:26
I predicted something like this would happen two years ago, while in Bangkok. I told my friend, another tourist from America, that it was just bound to happen. It's a match made in heaven!
Only possible problem I can see is finding enough "Buxom" Thai girls!
I admit , I like going to Hooters! I've only been to the one here in New York City ( Which has really hot looking waitresses, of all races ), so I can't wait to see how Hooters Bangkok will be... The food is ok, but most guys here don't go there for the food anyways!
What does "Coals to Newcastle mean"? Is this a British expression like our American saying of " Bringing sand to the beach" ?
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