Woo-Hoo! Hooters comes to Springfield!
SPRINGFIELD – A Hooters is coming to town, and owners of the sexy, campy restaurant are hoping to hire a staff of women with very specific qualifications:
“I’m in this phase where I want to try things I’ve never done,” said LaNarshia Bell, 21, a college student from Springfield who last week hopped a bus with her cousin to fill out applications.
The restaurant is scheduled to open next month. Owners are seeking to hire 40 to 50 Hooters girls and 20 to 30 kitchen staff. A spokesman for the restaurant said salaries for kitchen staff will be $8 to $9 an hour and waitresses will earn $2.67 an hour plus tips.
Bell, who is black, wears glasses and has a pierced tongue, looked around at the walls where posters depicting blonde, buxom Hooters girls were hung.
“I don’t even know if they’d hire any minorities here,” she said doubtfully.
The official position of Hooters is not to judge an applicant by the color of their skin, but by the content of their D-cup.