Thirty-two years after Hooters found the loophole making it socially acceptable for middle-aged men attend strip clubs before dark, a restaurant in Dallas called Tallywackers has finally created the inverse scenario: attractive buff dudes wearing tanktops and short-shorts serving to any customer who’s into that kind of thing.
According to the Huffington Post and KFOR Dallas, the target demographic is more so gay men than straight women. With that in mind, the startup is conveniently located in the heart of Dallas’ Oak Lawn neighborhood, which itself has a self-coined nickname of “Gayborhood.” Founder-owner Rodney Duke, though, was quoted as saying, “While we are aiming towards the LGBT community as part of our audience, we are also expecting and welcome a diverse clientele including women.”
If you were thinking that this spinoff was an essential carbon copy of Hooters without a single additional original feature, you’re actually exactly right. Along with the highly objectifying nature of the restaurant’s premise, the menu of Tallywackers is actually extremely similar to Hooters’ as well.
“We have everything from steaks, pastas, pizzas, and hot dogs,” Duke said in the KFOR report.
It’s a well-known fact that any sit-down restaurant that offers hot dogs on its menu serves food similar to what you could find at your nearest minor league baseball stadium: glorified fast food “entrees” that, in addition to the name-brand draft beer, is considerably overpriced. And, just like that minor league baseball game you don’t want to attend (unless it’s dollar beer night), the food and drink is overpriced to help pay for the amateur talent, which is the main reason anyone would dare attend it anyways.
Ten bucks to the first heterosexual male who, with a completely straight face, successfully orders and eats a hot dog at this place. This is capitalism at its finest..
[via Huffington Post]
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