Hooters Flees San Francisco

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San Francisco, you've been cut off.
Sad-ish news: Hooters, and its shorty-short-wearing waitresses, is leaving San Francisco, SFist reported yesterday. The national chain will be closing up its only location in the city -- at Jefferson and Leavenworth in the Fisherman's Wharf -- on December 21.

It's fair to mull over the reasons why Hooters might leave a high-traffic tourist spot in San Francisco. Do we have too many gays? (We do like to check out Hooters, but rarely become regulars.) Too much class? (Have you been to the Wharf recently?)

Maybe the girls are just retreating to comfort of the outer 'burbs, where Hooters has three other locations. There's only one Hooters in Manhattan, for instance -- the rest of the locations are out in New Jersey and Westchester. Central Los Angeles, Chicago, and Miami all have a couple, ringed by many more branches in the periphery, and Bostonites, Philadelphians, and Seattleites all have to travel out of the city to order wings.

SFoodie suspects the reason Hooters has failed in San Francisco is that people come here to eat something other than what they can get. Steamed crab and clam chowder at Fisherman's Wharf, yes. Even In-n-Out Burger constitutes a California destination meal. The same five-piece flappertizer with Three-Mile Island sauce that you can get in King of Prussia or Tacoma? Nah.

Then again, that doesn't explain the success of Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

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Abc
Abc

In S.F. you have to be a closet straight, otherwise you get fired.  Any desire of beautiful, blonde or brunette, women will have to be kept to yourselves. [masterbater] You have to pretend to be queer to keep the job of your specialization, even if you have an MBA. So, go on an act as gay a fuck and make me sick; then kill yourself.  I hate you because you hate me.

Blueneck
Blueneck

There's much, much better quality out in the streets of SF; why would I go to Hooters?

anon
anon

they aren't closing because of lack of business... it's because the building ownership changed hands and the new owner is not renewing Hooter's lease... but great guesses you guys :/

TTC
TTC

.....Actually their lease wasn't extended because the property management company has new plans for that space.  But far be it from me to actually report the reason, I am sure the Jonathan's suspicions are far better reading.  

Kevin byDesign
Kevin byDesign

It was the $10 minimum wage that proved to be the cleavage Hooters tip cup couldn't support. - They might do better in SF if they renamed the Brand,  "Décolletage" ?   Hmmm Not likely;  you may want to cross your heart  x♥x and say, "Good bye to the Boobs" 

Guest
Guest

Frisco is a gay male city and gay males could care less about womens tits in white tank tops. topless women is the way to go boys.

Joby
Joby

 I always thought a Male Equivalent Restaurant for gay males called Bulges would be good gay males. have men waiters walk around in shorts and tight tees with Giant Bulges in their shorts waiting on you to get the men all worked up. after all you gotta get those big tips $.and big Bulges in mens shorts bring in big tips $ for the waiter.

Otto44
Otto44

I want to see that open up in Mississippi somewhere. Just to see all the rednecks have a collective stroke

KEEF RICHARDS
KEEF RICHARDS

 Or try it on the local Hells Angels Frisco and Oakland Chapters. that should get some heads rollin.

Jim Bob
Jim Bob

 Your an Anti Redneck Semite. were you beaten as a child by greasy uneducated southern rednecks in Dixie? I was.

Otto44
Otto44

Looks like someone's in the closet...

Bronx Bad Boy
Bronx Bad Boy

 He said topless women is the way to go boys. that means he likes women.

Guest
Guest

 Im a well known stand up comic who lives here in the city and im sure you know who  I am.. im not gay im married to a women. im trying to be funny online. is just a simple observation.

Otto44
Otto44

Oh ok now I know who you are. Your username gave it away. Thanks.

Condom Salesman
Condom Salesman

 In the closet Being Gay? not that there is anything wrong with that. JERRY SEINFELD.

Scotty in Oakland
Scotty in Oakland

 Never believe anything you hear, and only half of what you see. a Hells Angels saying.

Guest
Guest

 NOT ME im 100%$ for all America Pussy thats tight wet moist vagina's and very loose slutty females.

Alissa
Alissa

I'm going to make a really adventurous suggestion here ... maybe Hooters is closing because the food is terrible and nobody wants to eat it.

Pussy Eater
Pussy Eater

 I bet eating your pussy would be alot better Alissa.

KEEF RICHARDS
KEEF RICHARDS

 That sounds real adventurous PUSSY EATER but im pretty sure Alissa is not gonna go for that. this aint the 1960s and 70s and chicks have changed and gone conservative now when it comes to sexual things like that. you gotta marry them now days have a very good paying  yuppie job and give them a big giant pricy $ gaudy diamond ring for their finger to eat their pussy. I think they call them wives now. bikers call them property. same thing.

Joby
Joby

 They sure like Hooters in Phoenix Arizona. the Hooters near my pad is always crowded with hard up drunk rednecks and wannabee cowboys in pick up trucks and pseudo outlaw bikers. I never been there I have no interest in that dive. a young bleached blond bimbo fake titted plastic barbie Broad -female is gonna have to do alot more for me to get my cash than strut around in a tight tank top teasing my cock just to get my money. im no hard up fool!

Otto44
Otto44

Nothing against boobs, but I'm glad this flyover redneck eyesore is gone from my city!

Joby
Joby

 sounds like you dont like rednecks.

Otto44
Otto44

Not the kind I've dealt with

Otto44
Otto44

Git-r-dun johnny!

Johnny
Johnny

You should burn a confederate johnny reb flag on your suburban lawn to show your hatred towards them rednecks and play some Lynyrd Skynyrd tunes real loud when you do it. there is nothing like a good  bloody southern redneck beating to get your nights going strong before the big party.

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