HOOTERS Forced to Change Their Uniforms After People Complained

The iconic restaurant Hooters has been one of the most successful and easily recognizable chains in America for over 40 years now.

And of course, what makes them iconic is their wings, beer, and Hooter Girls.

Well recently the company made some changes to their Hooter Girl’s famous uniform…and the outcry from both employees and the public has forced Hooters to rethink some things.

Typically, the staff wear a very tight-fitting t-shirt or halter top paired with booty shorts.

That being said, the newest uniform has the shorts looking more like underwear.

And staff members have begun to speak out against the uniform online. One person referred to the booty shorts as “pornographic,” while another server wrote, “Love my job but don’t love wearing undies to work.”

In response to the outcry from employees on social media, the company has decided to make the newest uniform alteration optional.

A spokesperson revealed that staffers will now be permitted to choose between the new shorts – which some have described as so skimpy they’re “like underwear” – and the original longer shorts.

“As we continue to listen and update the image of the Hooters Girls, we are clarifying that they have the option to choose from traditional uniforms or the new ones,” the spokesperson wrote in an email to Insider. “They can determine which style of shorts best fits their body style and personal image.”

The company was also quick to add that the changes to the uniform were made in collaboration with employees and they had received positive feedback in Texas-based locations. They also added, “Our Hooters Girls are providing input at every stage including future clothing items and accessories.”

Interestingly, New York Post reported that Hooters gave their employees a notice asking them to submit their resignation if the tiny shorts bother them.

In a statement to Fox News, Hooters of America, LLC said they are appreciating, “the feedback, both positive and negative, regarding a more accommodating and inclusive image policy on tattoos, jewelry nails, hairstyles, as well as new uniforms – to include new top styles, shorts, and the addition of socks.”

‘AWM’ added:

Hooters recently changed their uniforms to make them skimpier and tighter, which has many employees – and customers – upset about the change. Servers claim that they now have to wear booty-style underwear that resembles a thong, and women are comparing the shorts to a “pornographic” style.

Hooters of America operates more than 420 franchise locations across 42 states and 29 countries. Servers at these establishments will be showing off their booties in the new short shorts. However, twenty-five other Hooters restaurants owned by the Original Hooters Group did not participate in the uniform change, although they require servers to wear similar uniforms.

Sources: AWM, Fox News

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