Do you think this is tacky?

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Do you think this is tacky?
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Wed, 02-02-2011 - 10:46am

My son was invited to his friend's 16th birthday party -- at HOOTERS. I think this is a tacky location. What do you think? Also, the friend's parents are Christians. What are they thinking? Or, am I being too square?

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Registered: 12-03-1999
Wed, 02-02-2011 - 11:00am

If you'd ever been in a Hooters, you'd have seen many families--even with small children.

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Registered: 02-14-2000
Wed, 02-02-2011 - 11:03am

I would have thought the same thing 10 years ago. But then Jason got invited to his friend's 13th birthday party at the (then) newly-opened local Hooters. His friend's folks, younger brother and sister, and a few other buddies all went. And his friend's family are good Catholics. Shortly after that dh and I went and took the boys. Yes, the waitresses wear their little short shorts and tight tops but honestly - they don't dress any worse than what I've seen walking down the street in the summer. The food was good. Jason actually worked there the summer he turned 19. He wasn't crazy about the job because, of course, as a 19 year old male he had to do the 'grunt' work. And he said most of the waitresses were kind of stuck up. So - while it's not my absolute favorite restaurant in the Peoria area - I don't really see anything wrong with it anymore.

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Registered: 07-30-1997
Wed, 02-02-2011 - 11:24am
Maybe go and take a peek on your own before you let him go, just so you're comfortable with the decision?
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Registered: 03-26-2003
Wed, 02-02-2011 - 12:24pm

Seems like something boys should be left to do when they are paying the bill.

I've been to Hooters-the waitresses are all of a certain type but the dress isn't that revealing. I just don't get why a parent would want to set up a situation for a group of 16 year olds to discuss who they want to "tap" and whose boobs appeal to them.

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Registered: 12-03-1999
Wed, 02-02-2011 - 12:55pm

When the first Tilted Kilt opened around here, my dd and her bf went in, not really knowing what it was going to be like.

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Registered: 02-14-2000
Wed, 02-02-2011 - 1:12pm

They just opened a Tilted Kilt in our area. Justin's been twice - once with a friend and once with dh. They both said the food is great and they have an extensive menu. Of course, they probably didn't mind the 'scenery' either

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Registered: 05-27-1998
Wed, 02-02-2011 - 2:24pm

There is nothing wrong with being square and everything wrong with places that objectify human beings.

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Registered: 01-21-2008
Wed, 02-02-2011 - 2:31pm

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Registered: 04-16-2009
Wed, 02-02-2011 - 4:08pm

Hooters? Do they still have those restaurants? The one here went out of business. That is one restaurant chain I would love to see out of Canada.

Personally, the very concept of that restaurant disturbs me. It's all about promoting young women like sex kittens. You go to one of their web site and they have pictures of Miss Hooter's compeitions and girls in suggestive poses , calender girls...

Come on! It is tacky!

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Registered: 02-14-2000
Wed, 02-02-2011 - 4:28pm

Tilted Kilt here is not a 21 and up place. Justin is 20 and went with his 19 year old buddy and his buddy's 16 year old sister.

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