Monday, March 23, 2009
Don't give a Hoot if I ever go back
I've never been the world's biggest Hooters fan. The food is average -- I can name a half-dozen different places in which you can get better chicken wings and/or pub fare -- and the famous Hooters hooters are ... well, let's just say that most of 'em are overrated and leave it at that.
After a looooong week last week, I joined a couple o' co-workers on Friday at the Hooters on Harding Place for some drinkin' and eatin'. I didn't really want to go. One of my co-workers, however, promised to buy me "a couple" of beers, and that's all I needed to hear to drag my arse there.
Hooters is currently celebrating its 20th anniversary. Last Friday, the 20th of the month you see, the Hooters gang were in full anniversary mode. They had drink and food specials, and the Hooters gals were all dressed in 80s-era garb: leg warmers, Flashdance-style ripped sweatshirts, denim skirts, etc. (For the record, Hooters is offering "specials" on the 20th of every month in 2009.)
To make a long story short, I left Hooters Friday swearing that its truly gonna take something special to happen for me to go back. The Hooters gals were more interested in posing for pics in their 80s gear than tending to their customers. (I had to wait almost 30 minutes for a take-out burger that I'd promised to deliver to an ailing family member.) The onion rings were so greasy they left a small puddle of grease in the dish in which they were served. And the chicken wings were so overcooked that some of the drummettes could've been used as rivets ... yes, they were that hard.
If I'm hell bent on seeing young ladies parade around in skin-tight clothing, I'll go to a Nashville Predators game and watch the Ice Girls. And if I want damn-good chicken wings, I'll go to ...
Joltin' Django will soon reveal his favorite chicken wings in all o' Nashville.
I received a $10 gift card from Hooters coporate office today. That should be enough for me to have some wings and a beer.
I'll tell you if the service -- and the food -- improved any when I make use of my gift card.