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    What's the delay with the new Hooters?

    Went to Beach Road this morning as I finally was told where the new American restaurant Hooters will be located. It was supposed to open in "August" so I figured that meant today?

    Silly me. First thing that happened was as I came down Pattaya Klang, on to Beach road and approached Soi 9, a police officer came from a pack of same sprinting towards my motorcycle with his arm extended and a wave to come over to him and I assume, give him some money. I swerved to the right and didn't come close to hitting him, and lucky for me, he or they didn't have a backup plan for those of us who ignore them. It was odd him picking me as I was not speeding or crossing lanes and had a helmet on.

    So, I get to the new Hooters and nothing is being built or about to open. Whatever was there before is torn down, but you can't tell much else. Certainly not near opening. I wonder what happened? Anyone know the real deal? The new McDonalds is obviously about to open and that also involved tearing down an existing structure.

    On a somewhat sad note, I went to facebook and found their page. No mention of when it will actually open, if ever. I assume millions of Baht invested just for the rights and property and they don't even keep a website updated? Then I found a menu online, most likely from their only location in Phuket, and it seems like you need at least 3-4000baht just for a decent meal and a few beers, and that before any "tip" or "hooterfine" should same exist?

    Overall, a really odd set of events. I actually like the food back in the USA. I thought it might work here but now I have my doubts as being mis-managed before it even opens....

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    I don't know what's happened to Hooters but I would bet my house on a someone getting rich out of the confusion.
    A land official, local politician, senior cop, property developer.......take your pick

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottish Gary View Post
    I don't know what's happened to Hooters but I would bet my house on a someone getting rich out of the confusion.
    A land official, local politician, senior cop, property developer.......take your pick
    After posting I read of that possibility. It seems they are refusing to pay the proper fees and others that grease the wheel. Good looks and talk only gets you so far, you still have to pay. No pay, no play.

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    There will be no Hooterfines as you quaintly call them....

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    I've never been to a hooters.
    is it acceptable to fondle the hooters?

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    I went in Phuket. Nice and clean enough and decent atmos (depending on who you're with) but I thought the food was overpriced and a bit shit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    I went in Phuket. Nice and clean enough and decent atmos (depending on who you're with) but I thought the food was overpriced and a bit shit.
    Yes but did you get to play with the hooters?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo
    Yes but did you get to play with the hooters?
    Oh, didn't see that... No I didn't.

    Although I was asked pointedly by one of them later in the weekend whether I was going to be attending a closing function there. Does that count??

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    Wonder if it would work then? Why would someone go to a place selling shit over priced merkin trough slop just because there are birds working there with udders under tight t-shirts when within a stones through there will be a a thousand places in the vicinity they sell better food, or have birds working with udders out enticing the customer to buy something. Makes about as much sense as lap dance clubs that keep popping up for a could of months all over Asia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo
    Yes but did you get to play with the hooters?
    Oh, didn't see that... No I didn't.

    Although I was asked pointedly by one of them later in the weekend whether I was going to be attending a closing function there. Does that count??
    Only if you're allowed to wipe your greasy chicken wing fingers on the hooters when you're done.

    Last edited by Cujo; 02-09-2015 at 12:24 PM.

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    Ah, well it doesn't count then. She may have been keen for my greasy chicken wing fingers or just being polite but it's a moot point because I didn't go back.

    Because it's a bit shit. Hooters that is... The establishment... Not hers.

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    The food is/was good at all the Hooters I ever went in. It is priced double in the USA and perhaps triple or quadruple here according to the menu online. They will in fact try and control what the girls do off duty, which of course leads us to the "hooterfine" question and whether the girls can be "bought out". All of it has obviously led the authorities to figure it's just another farang "bar" with prostitutes and they want their share/stipend in addition to "key" money.

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    The monthly salary for those Girls is a Tefler topping 35,000 baht a month. You may struggle with a hooterfine

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    The monthly salary for those Girls is a Tefler topping 35,000 baht a month. You may struggle with a hooterfine
    I seriously doubt the girls hired are given a guaranty of 35,000.baht a month. However, since I don't know, I'll find out and get back to you on it mate. Bangkok is also interesting because the location is nothing, no view, no anything, not even that close to a BTS stop although some don't mind walking a little bit. Overall, at first I thought the concept would work in Thailand but since they want to charge western prices(actually, double real western prices but the same double as Hooters in the west) well, I have my doubts. You are looking at close to if not exceeding 3000baht for a couple entries and a few beers. That's for one person, not a group or dare I say it, "couple". Guys who are going to bring their bargirls in there what can we say except to repeat they would enjoy a noodle stand more...get with it will you mates??

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    Google. hooters bangkok hiring 35000 baht

    I think those girls will deserve every satang though, they're bound to be set on by some deviants who think every Thai female is fair game.

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    *Green owed*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    Google. hooters bangkok hiring 35000 baht

    I think those girls will deserve every satang though, they're bound to be set on by some deviants who think every Thai female is fair game.
    How many barfines and ladydrinks are they going to have to get though to get the 35k salary???? So they probably are offering 35k salary before deductions but no slapper will ever get a 35k salary.

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    Huh, Have you ever been in a Hooters before BB ?

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    ^*face palm*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    Huh, Have you ever been in a Hooters before BB ?
    No, is it not just another run of the mill slapper bar then where they offer large salaries but you have to get 150 ladydrinks and 15 barfines a month to actually get the quoted salary?

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    *double face palm*

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    Someone lend me a hand for the Triple face palm


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    I'm surprised no one's capitalized on the hooters concept in Pattaya.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    ^*face palm*

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    *double face palm*

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    Quote Originally Posted by CSFFan View Post
    I'm surprised no one's Capitalized on the hooters concept in Pattaya.
    Fixed that for you

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