"There is no specific weight requirement. However, Hooters only carries uniforms in sizes xxs, xs and s." source
"There is a rumor that candidate hooter servers have to stand facing a wall, and if their upper parts touch the wall before their feet or nose, they pass. It is completely false." source
"They take a picture of us when we get hired and we're told that if we vary too far from the picture (weight, hair color/length) they reserve the right to fire us. They also give us a free gym membership and discounts at tanning/hair salons so we can keep up appearances."source
"I have seen a handful of pregnant Hooters girls as it is against the law to fire someone for being pregnant. There is a different uniform for hooters girls who are expecting." source
"We actually go through a 'renegade hospitality course' where the company teaches us how to market ourselves and create relationships with customers. They like when we personalize our sections, like decorate it with balloons, come up with personalized menus, etc. They want us to make the customers day."
"Luckily there are fewer creeps than you'd expect, but I have perfected the passive aggressive comebacks and letdowns when necessary. There's no touching, no crude comments and if a girl feels uncomfortable the manager will ask the guest to leave."
"I get asked for my number several times a day. For the most part I'll ask for the guy's and then just throw it out. Sometimes you get cornered into giving out your number, but then you can just ignore the texts/calls until they get the hint.Usually you can tell the super creeps and know when not to give out your number."
"Regulars definitely do hook us up with some cool free stuff. They always bring in food, like Starbucks etc. One of my regulars has club seats at a local arena so he's given me 2nd row tickets to Rascall Flats and Kenny Chesney concerts." source
"In my two years with the company I've had more female managers than male. But either way, all of my managers have been incredible. The girls are awesome because they're previous Hooters girls who know what we go through. The guys have always been super cool too, nothing like the creeps on 'Undercover Boss.' Theres a chain of command; we can bypass our manager and contact the regional manager if we ever have any kind of problem, like sexual harassment."
"Cons of working at Hooters: Stereotype that comes along with it, we're not allowed to wear nail polish, the sneakers are a pain in the ass to clean and relatively expensive to replace." source
"The best thing to do when a girlfriend comes with her boyfriend is pretty much ignore the guy and be as polite as possible to the girl. Sometimes girls come in trying to be the 'cool' girlfriend, but end up feeling threatened and uncomfortable." source