I’m going to be honest. I’ve never been a fan of Hooters. Even as a horny teenager, I thought their gimmick was ridiculous. The only Hooters close to where I grew was over an hour away and every time my friends and I were close to it, we’d have to stop. They would all cover by saying, “but the food is so good.” I disagreed. I always thought it was overpriced for what it was. It was fine, but it seemed like you were paying for something other than the food. The only redeeming quality to Hooters for me was the hot wings. At the time, Hooters was about the only place serving up chicken like that. This was long before Buffalo Wild Wings and long before chicken wings became staples on sports bar menus.
So, even though there’s a Hooters just around the corner from where we live now, it’s one place we haven’t really been itching to get to. That is, until I saw a commercial for 10 boneless wings and fries for $5.99 on Wednesday’s. I figured if nothing else, it was a cheap meal and it would give us an excuse to check out the Lansing store.
Hooters of Lansing is on Edgewood Boulevard in South Lansing. It’s got the same design as every other store and the same decor and layout as every other Hooters. They use wood paneling and bright orange colors to accent their waitress uniforms. J called it an outdoorsy field. It is a very vibrant atmosphere and one of the original sports bars. The unique thing that I’ve always liked about Hooters is how they send orders to the kitchen. Sure, they may use POS systems now, but they still put a piece of paper on a clip and send it along a zip wire to the kitchen. When something is ready, the kitchen sends it back. Read the rest of this entry »