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Old 10-22-04, 04:35 PM
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First Hooters Restaurant Opens In Conservative China

http://www.local6.com/food/3841747/detail.html

POSTED: 7:46 am EDT October 22, 2004
UPDATED: 3:54 pm EDT October 22, 2004

SHANGHAI, China -- It could be an eye-opening experience as the Hooters restaurant chain opens its first outlet amid the conservative, almost prudish society of China.


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A Hooters girl serves food at a restaurant in Shanghai, China.


Hooters, which has a racy reputation for its combination of cold beer, chicken wings and scantily-clad waitresses, has opened a branch in Shanghai.

The company calls its image "delightfully tacky, yet unrefined."

The opening underscores how much both Shanghai and China have changed.

The city is the commercial hub of China's economy, the fastest-growing in the world. And decades of official prudishness are giving way, especially in Shanghai. It has hundreds of hostess bars and massage parlors. Hooters' presence underscores how China's economic vitality is challenging conservative, male-dominated views about sexuality and prudish communist morality.

A Hooters waitress said the uniform -- short-shorts and low-cut T-shirts -- aren't any different from what young women might wear on the street on a hot day. Hooters boasts more than 375 restaurants worldwide. It plans to open seven more in China.

Hooters' investors are betting that changing attitudes will take the "Hooters Girls" in stride. The restaurant is located in a foreigner-friendly area of Shanghai.

The chain is not alone in China. Kentucky Fried Chicken, McDonald's and TGI Friday's are all there.


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You've come a long way, baby - I mean China.
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Asian Hooters girls
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Originally posted by scottall
Asian Hooters girls
Definite agreement
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Anyone other than me think the words "Asian" and "Hooter", in the same sentence, are a paradox?
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Someone needs to tell the Chinese what "hooters" means before they hire anymore chicks.
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Originally posted by DVD Polizei
Anyone other than me think the words "Asian" and "Hooter", in the same sentence, are a paradox?
I guess I just did.
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That's cool but how many asian chicks have you seen that got boobies and ass?
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Originally posted by zuffy
That's cool but how many asian chicks have you seen that got boobies and ass?
I can think of one that frequents here.
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Originally posted by dick_grayson
I can think of one that frequents here.
But Tila got fake boobies
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Originally posted by scottall
Asian Hooters girls
Amen.

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