1.an alarm device that makes a loud warning sound
2.nocturnal bird of prey with hawk-like beak and claws and large head with front-facing eyes
3.a device on an automobile for making a warning noise
4.either of two soft fleshy milk-secreting glandular organs on the chest of a woman
5.an acoustic device producing a loud often wailing sound as a signal or warning
6.(colloquial)informal terms for the nose
definition of Wikipedia
automobile horn, bird of Minerva, bird of night, bosom, breast, car horn, horn, klaxon, knocker, motor horn, night owl, owl, siren, titty, boob (colloquial), booby (colloquial), owlet (jeune), tit (coarse)
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objet destiné à avertir (fr)[ClasseParExt.]
hooter (n.) [spéc. anglais britannique]
rapace (oiseau carnivore) (fr)[Classe]
oiseau volant (fr)[ClasseParExt.]
oiseau utilisé en fauconnerie (fr)[ClasseParExt.]
(night; nighttime; dark; night-time)[Caract.]
Aves, class Aves[membre]
animal qui vit ou sort de nuit (fr)[ClasseParExt.]
order Strigiformes, Strigiformes[membre]
automobile horn, car horn, hooter, horn, motor horn - bird, boo, Bronx cheer, hiss, hoot, raspberry, razz, razzing, snort - automobile - machinist, mechanic, shop mechanic - automobilist, motorist[Dérivé]
organe de perception (fr)[Classe]
en présence de (fr)[Classe]
voie respiratoire (fr)[DomainDescrip.]
tête humaine (fr)[DomainDescrip.]
tête : vue extérieure (fr)[DomainDescrip.]
[ au nez de ] (fr)[Syntagme]
hooter (n.) [colloquial , spéc. anglais britannique]
organ; fabric; tissue[Classe]
ensemble de 2 choses symétriques et indissociables (fr)[ClasseParExt.]
variety meat; organs; offal[ClasseParExt.]
mammary gland; udder; mamma[ClasseHyper.]
extérieur du corps humain (fr)[DomainDescrip.]
tronc : vue externe (fr)[DomainDescrip.]
anatomie spécifique de la femme (fr)[DomainDescrip.]
anatomie des mammifères terrestres (fr)[DomainDescrip.]
mammary gland; udder; mamma[Classe]
emp : plur (fr)[Syntagme]
mamma, mammary gland, udder[Hyper.]
hooter; horn; klaxon[Classe]
chose en forme de corne (fr)[ClasseParExt.]
loudness; noisiness; racketiness[Classe]
signal sonore (fr)[Thème]
cor (instrument à vent) (fr)[Thème]
signal sonore (fr)[Classe]
acoustique (fr)[termes liés]
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|Founded||Clearwater, Florida, U.S. (October 4, 1983)|
|Headquarters||Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.|
|Number of locations||over 455|
|Products||Burgers, Chicken Wings, Seafood, Full bar|
|Parent||Hooters of America, Inc.
Chanticleer Holdings, Inc.
Hooters is the trade name of two privately held American restaurant chains: Hooters of America, Incorporated, based in Atlanta, Georgia, and Hooters, Incorporated, based in Clearwater, Florida. The Hooters name is taken from an American slang term for female breasts. Its logo is an owl, an animal known for its "hooting" calls.
Hooters is a restaurant whose waiting staff are primarily young, attractive waitresses usually referred to simply as "Hooter Girls" whose revealing outfits and sex appeal is played up and is a primary component of the company's image. The company also employs other males/females as cooks, hosts (at some franchises), busboys, and managers. The menu includes hamburgers and other sandwiches, steaks, seafood entrees, appetizers, and the restaurant's specialty, chicken wings. Almost all Hooters restaurants hold alcoholic beverage licenses to sell beer and wine, and, where local permits allow, a full liquor bar. Other offerings for sale include Hooters T-shirts, sweatshirts, and various souvenirs and curios.
Between company owned locations and franchises, there are now more than 460 Hooters throughout the United States. The company has restaurants in 44 U.S. states, the US Virgin Islands, and Guam. In addition, Hooters operates restaurants in 24 other countries. The company's first overseas location was in Singapore, and other Hooters restaurants are now located in Aruba, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Germany, Guatemala, Japan, Mexico, Panama, Philippines, South Africa, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. The three largest restaurants of the chain are located in Singapore, Tokyo and São Paulo.
Hooters, Inc. began operations in Clearwater, Florida, founded by six Clearwater businessmen (Lynn Stewart, Gil DiGiannantonio, Ed Droste, Billy Ranieri, Ken Wimmer, Dennis Johnson), built on the site of a former rundown nightclub that had been purchased at a low price. The store actually opened on April 1, 1983, as an "April Fools Day" joke, because the original six owners believed that their prospect was going to fail. Indeed, so many businesses had folded in that particular location that the Hooters founders built a small "graveyard" at the front door for each that had come and gone before them.
In 1984, Hugh Connerty bought the rights to Hooters from the Original Hooters 6. Robert H. Brooks and a group of Atlanta investors (operators of Hooters of America, Inc.) bought out Hugh Connerty. In 2002, Brooks bought majority control and became chairman. The Clearwater-based company retained control over restaurants in the Tampa Bay Area, Chicago metropolitan area, and one in Manhattan, New York, while all other locations were under the aegis of Hooters of America, which sold franchising rights to the rest of the United States and international locations. Under Brooks's leadership, the collective Hooters brand expanded from one restaurant to more than 425 stores worldwide. Brooks died on July 15, 2006 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, of a heart attack. Brooks' will gave most of Hooters of America Inc. to his son Coby Brooks and daughter Boni Belle Brooks.
The Hooters Casino Hotel was opened February 2, 2006, off the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada, US. This hotel has 696 rooms with a 35,000-square-foot (3,300 m2) casino. The hotel is owned and operated by 155 East Tropicana, LLC. It is adjacent to the Tropicana, across the street from the MGM Grand Las Vegas. At this time it is the only Hooters facility offering lodging since a Hooters Inn motel located along Interstate 4 in Lakeland, Florida was demolished in 2007.
As part of their 25th anniversary, Hooters Magazine released its list of top Hooters Girls of all time. Among the best-known were Lynne Austin (the original Hooters Girl), the late Kelly Jo Dowd (the mother of the golfer Dakoda Dowd), Bonnie-Jill Laflin, Leeann Tweeden, and Holly Madison.
After Brooks' death, 240 buyers showed interest in Hooters of America Inc., and 17 submitted bids, with that number being reduced to eight, and then three, before the selection of Wellspring Capital Management. Chanticleer Holdings LLC, which had the right to block the sale after a $5 million loan made in 2006, did so in a December 1, 2010 letter to the court. As a result, Chanticleer and other investors bought the company.
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The appearance of the waitresses is a main selling feature of the restaurant. A Hooters Girl is a waitress employed by the Hooters restaurant chain. The girls are recognizable by their uniform of a white tank top with the "Hootie the Owl" logo and the location name on the front paired with short nylon orange runner's shorts. Originally, the shirts were white cotton, low-cut, pulled tight, and knotted in the back to emphasize the breasts and expose the midriff.
Later, Hooters changed to a tight white spandex tank top and eliminated the knot-tying. The company also began using other colors and designs for their tops such as a camouflage theme on Monday ("Military Mondays"), black on Friday ("Formal Fridays"), some Sundays, for special occasions, and for important local football and basketball games, and the football uniforms of local National Football League teams during the NFL season, although this varies from state to state and by location. The remainder of the Hooters Girls uniform consists of the restaurant's brown ticket pouch (or a black one with the black uniform), tan pantyhose, white loose socks, and clean white shoes. Men who work at Hooters wear Hooters hats, t-shirts with long pants, Bermuda shorts, or attire more suitable for kitchen use.
Hooters approved a second uniform option for its waitresses, a white midriff-baring cropped shirt with the Hooters logo & restaurant location that appears on the tank tops emblazoned on the chest.
In employment discrimination law in the United States, employers are generally allowed to consider characteristics that would otherwise be discriminatory if they are bona fide occupational qualifications (BFOQ). For example, a manufacturer of men's clothing may lawfully advertise for male models. Hooters has argued a BFOQ defense, which applies when the “essence of the business operation would be undermined if the business eliminated its discriminatory policy”.
Female employees are required to sign that they "acknowledge and affirm" the following:
Hooters has an extensive public relations campaign and has actively supported charities through its Hooters Community Endowment Fund, also known as HOO.C.E.F., a play on UNICEF. It has provided money and/or volunteers to charities such as Habitat for Humanity, The V Foundation for Cancer Research, Operation Homefront, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Special Olympics, Muscular Dystrophy Association and Stop Hunger Now. In addition, after the 1995 death of Kelly Jo Dowd, a former Hooters Girl, Hooters calendar cover girl and later restaurant general manager, Hooters began a campaign in support of breast cancer research, with awareness of the issue being spread through the Kelly Jo Dowd Fund. By 2010 the chain raised over $2 million for the cause.
In 2009 Hooters partnered with Operation Homefront to establish The Valentine Fund in honor of fallen soldier SOCS Thomas J. Valentine. The fund supports the families of US Special Forces service members and other military families. Thomas J. Valentine, a Navy SEAL troop chief, was killed during a training exercise February 13, 2008. He left behind his wife, Christina, a 16-year Hooters employee, and two young children. Hooters established a fund in Valentine’s name through Operation Homefront.
Hooters is involved in the sports world. Previous sponsorships include the Miami Hooters, a now defunct Arena Football League team. Hooters previously sponsored the USAR Hooters Pro Cup, an automobile racing series, and the NGA Pro Golf Tour, a minor league golf tour. In 1992 Hooters sponsored NASCAR driver Alan Kulwicki as he won the Winston Cup Championship, beating Bill Elliott by ten points, the closest margin in NASCAR prior to The Chase era. On April 1, 1993 Kulwicki, along with several others including Hooters Chairman Bob Brooks' son Mark were killed in a plane crash near Bristol, Tennessee. They were flying back to the track for Sunday's race after making a sponsor appearance at a Hooters in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Hooters has also licensed its name for the Hooters Road Trip PlayStation racing game as well as a Hooters Calendar mobile wallpaper application. Oasys Mobile will also be putting out several other games for mobile consumption based on the Hooters Calendar license in 2008. It was also one of several real world brands that appeared in the 2011 video game Homefront.
Professional golfer John Daly is sponsored by Hooters on the PGA Tour, a deal potentially in jeopardy given his recent issues with alcohol. He also serves as a corporate spokesman. Dick Vitale, a college basketball analyst, is also a spokesman for Hooters.
Since 1986, the restaurant has issued a calendar of their girls, with signings taking place in some of their restaurants. Since 1996, Hooters has held Miss Hooters International Swimsuit Pageant, a competition of Hooters Girls from around the world; in 2010, this event took place in Hollywood, Florida. An African-American woman won the Miss Hooters pageant for the first time in 2010: LeAngela Davis of Columbus, Ohio.
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