Sunday, August 23, 2015

Not Only Bad Taste But Tastes Bad, Too

Pabst and Hooters

Scraping the archives here. Everyone in the US knows this restaurant chain, known for its young waitresses in tight, low-cut tank tops. Only been once. It was this one downtown. One Saturday a colleague of mine and I (working too many weekends) met for lunch. This place was having a "soft opening," a final shake-down where people are invited to eat for free. Someone on the street invited us to come in. Free lunch? Sure.

It was awful. The whole concept was embarrassing. It seemed like everything on offer was fried and left our fingers slimy. And now they advertise Pabst Blue Ribbon, a beer known for being cheap and mediocre. Drinking it out of a can developed hipster cachet and they jacked up the price. McDonalds would have been better.               

7 comments:

Stefan Jansson said...

We don't have any place like this in Sweden, yet. Speaking of McDonald's, I ate my last burger at a McDonald's in Germany back in 1987. When it comes to strong beer you have to visit the state owned Systembolaget but they have everything you need, and if they don't, they will get it for you.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

What a hoot :)'interesting' experience Bob :)

Birdman said...

What's old is new again... PBR is 'in'', you know. The hipster life style and all. Been in 2 Hooters in my life: one in Houston will a large group of friends and one with Elenka and J- in Atlantic City. J- was 13 and SO excited to checkout the view. Soooo bad. Our waitress, the flattest waitress in Hooters history. J- was disappointed. Dad, is that ALL there is...

Sharon Anck said...

I've never been in one and have always had a distaste for the exploitive nature of the place. I didn't know that about PBR. But, I'm not a beer drinker so I don't keep up with the latest beer fads.

cieldequimper said...

Never heard of this. But I'll steer clear.

GreenComotion said...

I too have been to that one restaurant - unfortunate, but true!
It was for a Bachelor Party - which was silly too...
Have a Beautiful Week!
Peace :)

William Kendall said...

It's insulting, not that the people who frequent it think so.