21 March 2004
Free beer at Hooters
Well, okay, don't get carried away. This offer is at one location only 5821 W Interstate 20, near Little Road, Arlington, Texas and it's subject to change at any time. Please note, there's a two-beer limit per customer.
And no, this isn't a promotional gimmick of some sort. After two years, a local community group persuaded a judge to revoke the restaurant's beer license, claiming that an atmosphere in which inebriated men gawk at women dressed like Creamsicles was a recipe for increased sex crimes in the area. No actual evidence was presented to support this claim, nor was any action taken against another Hooters location on the other side of Arlington.
If they can't sell beer, though, Texas law allows them to give it away, and that's exactly what they're doing, presumably until all the legal antics are concluded.
"Free beer at Hooters." Said Rod Dreher in The Dallas Morning News blog (19 March, 10:51 am): "Are there four more beautiful words in the English language? I ask you."Posted at 2:20 PM to Dyssynergy