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'No!' to Hooters in Southend! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
* See the Guardian article: 'It's more like a strip club than a restaurant' Hooters, the American restaurant chain that prides itself on its scantily clad waitresses, has ambitious plans to expand in the UK, which are already facing formidable feminist opposition. Julie Bindel reports. Friday April 11, 2008 http://lifeandhealth.guardian.co.uk/food/story/0,,2272815,00.html * See The Independent article: Hooters: Over the top, underdressed, and over here It's the feminist nightmare: an American restaurant chain whose unique selling point is the vital statistics of the waitresses. Now Hooters is coming to a city near you. By Jonathan Brown. Saturday, 12 April 2008 http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/features/hooters-over-the-top-underdressed-and-over-here-808160.html For more information on the Hooters brand see: * Hooters of Nottingham: http://www.hooters-uk.com/ * Hooters of America Inc: http://www.hooters.com/ * Wings Over England (the company which holds the territory franchise for Hooters in the UK): http://www.wingsoverengland.com/ * Hooters Magazine: http://www.hootersmagazine.com/ For information on the impact of alcohol and adult entertainment on local communities: * Tracey Budd, Alcohol-related assault. Findings from the British Crime Survey, Home Office Online Report 35/03 (2003)www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/pdfs2/rdsolr3503.pdf * Isabel Eden, The Lilith Project Report on Lap Dancing and Striptease in the Borough of Camden (2003) http://www.eaves4women.co.uk/Lilith_Project/Reports_and_best_practice.php GET INVOLVED! * Please also see the Facebook page for 'NO to Hooters in Sheffield': http://www.facebook.com/group.phpgid=11064251821 * Sign the petition for 'NO to Hooters in Sheffield': http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/nohooters/ * See reaction to the proposed opening of the Sheffield branch at The F Word: http://www.thefword.org.uk/blog/2008/03/hooters_comes_t http://www.thefword.org.uk/blog/2008/04/hooters_coming
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