Raise your hand if you love Hooters! Why is it so wildly popular? What makes it different well, besides the scantily dressed women? The Hooters girls confess what makes their job and the company they work for so appealing to its patrons. Hooters cares more about your personality and how they think you will connect to the customers before your professional experience. So if you wanted to get into the entertainment industry, Hooters could be the open door you are looking for! All sizes of braests are welcome! These girls know that bigger breasts usually translate to the size of their tips.
During training, Hooters takes the time to teach new hires a very important tool they need to be successful at Hooters. This trademark trick is a requirement for each Hooters waitress. They must know how to draw an owl in ketchup. Apparently you have to be able to have some drawing skills to work at Hooters. The owl has been the Hooters mascot since the beginning but he got a recent revamping in from his more traditional look to a sleeker, leaner owl. The signature employee uniform is very specific.
Hooters Girls must wear sneakers and socks and the socks have to be worn correctly. Yes, there is a particular scrunch to the sock. If done properly, it can actually make your legs look leaner. Who would have thought scrunching socks would be a big deal? And the pantyhose, which the girls have to buy themselves, must also be the exact right type. You always have to wear these pantyhose; no exceptions. No ponytails allowed. Youhave to wear makeup every day. Theirwebsite also details how the makeup should be worn as well.
Another fun fact is that Hooters Girls can only wear black on Friday. And once a month, they have a special costume day but the Hooters Girls must supply their own costumes. It really depends on the month. November might be military themed; December is Christmas or winter themed. Having to buy all those costumes sounds a little expensive! Hooters Girls can trade tank tops with other stores.
So if you ever see a girl at a Hollywood location and she is wearing a Boston tank top, she went to Boston and traded a top with another Hooters Girl. They make you buy the tank top and show a pay stub for proof you work there. If you work at Hooters, you also have to get specific approval to wear the Hooters crop top.
So Hooters Girls in some cold weather climates get to wear long sleeves but this is not true to every location. According to the Hooters rules, Hooters Girls cannot come to or leave work with their uniform showing, other than the shoes. They site that this is for safety reasons.
If a girl wears her uniform outside of work she is supposed to be fired immediately. Although that is a pretty harsh rule, former Hooters Girls do get to keep the uniforms, so you can choose to wear the uniform for Halloween as long as you no longer work for Hooters. If they have excellent sales abilities, they have more job benefits, like better shifts.
Shifts are assigned based on sales. Hooters Girls regularly hustle the merchandise to try and get better shifts. This type of sales tactic is part of a 16 step plan to Hooters Girls customer service. Did you know that technically, a minimum of three Hooters Girls are supposed to stop by your table during your meal? So if you thought you were very popular with the girls, it is part of their tactics.
While Hooters seems like a place that caters to men it is sometimes a couple comes in, and there is a protocol for that, too. When men come in alone, or with their buddies, it all about attention but when a couple comes in, Hooters Girls are supposed to sit next to the girl—never the guy.
This helps them to appear less threatening. And can you guess who their best customers are? College guys, of course. The ones that go to Hooters tend to be shy but far more respectful than the drunk year-old-men. Hooters Girls dread dealing with the older men. Not only do board games pass the time, but it becomes very fun for both Hooters Girls and customers, making them want to return.
One Girl recalls having a blast playing Connect Four with some Marines. Another time-passing tactic? Are you a singer? Are you a horrible singer? A former Hooters Girl recalls the whole song and chant thing as basically existing to make the girls look dumb and embarrass the guests. Even if it is being done by a scantily clad, attractive woman. Cell phones are forbidden while Girls are on the floor. Several Hooters Girls claim to have never seen a Girl bring a cell phone with her to serve tables, but there are stories out there.
Maybe it is a scare tactic but there are several stories about managers taking things too far. Maybe a write-up would be more efficient? Usually, it is about 50 percent off for wings, and other popular menu items. But fries are full price. But they also do a lot to maintain the looks of the women who work there. If you are hired as a Hooters Girl, you definitely receive some sense of pressure to have to maintain your looks. If you are someone who is into tanning booths and gym memberships, this may not bother you much.
When you enter a Hooters, is there anything you notice? Well, anything you notice that occurs every time you go into a Hooters? If nothing comes to mind, the Hooters Girls may not be doing their job!
You are supposed to get the same greeting whenever you walk through the door. Welcome to Hooters! They seem to lose their stamina for the required perky greeting. But the Girls have a message: You may come for the wings, but you will stay for the curly fries.
Hooters has the best curly fries. If you have ever been a server, or know a server, you know they make minimum wage plus tips.
They can tend to make more when they hustle sales and tables. So yes, when you are dining at Hooters, you can assume your Hooter Girl is making minimum wage plus tips. Some Girls may make a bit more, but not much, so please tip accordingly.
And yes, they are flirting with you to try to get a bigger tip. The hustle is real, guys! When you work at any company, there are definite pros and cons, and the same goes for Hooters.
The Pros of working at Hooters can include better tips than the average restaurant tips can be pretty phenomenal , a very flexible schedule especially if you can kill at sales , and it is more laid back and fun than your average family restaurant.
Some of the cons of working at Hooters include the stereotype that comes along with it and inappropriate attention from customers. They also are not allowed to wear nail polish. And the sneakers are a pain in the ass to clean and are relatively expensive to replace. Technically, if you apply at Hooters, they cannot discriminate against you for your appearance, age, race or disability.
But there is an underlying discriminatory factor. Just like the previous things we listed, the girls are expected to look a certain way and maintain their look. So when a Hooters Girl is hired and they order their uniform, there is a catch. While there is no specific weight requirement, Hooters only carries uniforms in sizes xxs, xs and s. So what if you need a medium? If you apply to Hooters, you should be prepared for your close-up!
This pressure sounds pretty horrible. Have you ever seen a pregnant Girl working at Hooters? Maybe, but it is probably not very likely. It is against the law to fire someone for being pregnant but there is a different uniform for Hooters Girls who are expecting. This makes you wonder if a Hooters Girl would rather quit when they get pregnant rather than continue in such a pressured environment.
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