Monday, July 15, 2019

Closed!

All good things must come to an end....





 


The pictures were taken at 7:30 PM last night.   The opening of Hooters created quite a stir in 2002:




In memory of the restaurant, here are some recent pictures from the Facebook page.








41 comments:

Anonymous said...

I always enjoyed the Hooters camel toes. Twin Peaks can’t hold a camel to Hooters in that regard.

Anonymous said...

The chicks weren't all that good looking and the food was awful, not to mention the shitty neighborhood - I'm surprised it lasted as long as it did.

Anonymous said...

Color me shocked

Anonymous said...

Five of those six pictures from Facebook were NOT taken at the Jackson location. Now it’s closed. Coincidence???

Anonymous said...

I was in that building when it was a Bennigan's (at least I think that's what it was called).

Anonymous said...

I believe the Bennigans was next door where the Antique store is now.

Coochie Mane said...

5:24

Well if you think that Neighborhood is shitty, wait until they move to Pearl.

Anonymous said...

They must’ve run out of XL shorts...and by the way, you can’t hide a fat ass with black shorts, it only works with stretch pants and an untucked shirt.

Anonymous said...

I really don't give a hoot.

Anonymous said...

Patronized that establishment once. It was only to get a to-go order. Looked like most of the gals has just gotten off a night shift. Not a great look. Hooters really should be held responsible for false advertising. They make it out like they only hire SI swim models...but they're mostly dredging for local talent.

Louis LeFleur said...

Can't say I ever patronized the place even though it's only a few blocks from my WONDERFUL NE Jackson neighborhood. As I recall, they originally wanted to be up in Ridgeland near the Northpark area, but Ridgeland wouldn't have them. I wonder what will go in that building now. Unfortunately probably another pawn shop or undifferentiated Tex-Mex restaurant. Hope someone can put it to better use than that. Oh, and speaking of that part of Ridgeland, did anyone else see that the old Cabot Lodge has been sold and converted to an elderly living factility? Not sure if that means independent or assisted living or both.

Anonymous said...

The place had to get a Security Company to handle the rowdy Monday night crowd..they had $20.00 All You Can Eat Wing Special..which really attracted
a lot undesirables and drunks, according to a friend who was a night manager.
Eventually, the cost and the Ridgeland crowd moving North just made it unprofitable.

Anonymous said...

To the comment about moving to Pearl, I highly doubt the Baptist in Rankin County will allow that.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting this........I like to keep abreast of the news.

Anonymous said...

It closed for the same reason other things in Jackson close.

Anonymous said...

Meanwhile, the city of Jackson is ranked number 3 of Worst Run Cities in America. Managed to beat out Chicago. Now that's an accomplishment. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/worst-run-cities-in-america/ss-AAE5uha?ocid=spartanntp#image=49

Anonymous said...

Steve Carell ["The Office"] at Hooters:
https://getyarn.io/yarn-clip/34c0ae46-3881-4d0e-8005-80ec5204d83a#Sk2RQwmcbH.copy

Anonymous said...

The only time I went there I got waited on my a lady who was about 5 months pregnant.wasntbsure if I had to leave a tip for 2

Anonymous said...

I'll say it I could have found more attractive women on the hostess isle at wal mart.

Anonymous said...

The likely reason this place closed was that their food tasted like they cooked it over a dumpster fire two days prior to you arriving. Last time I ate there I ordered a fish sandwich and the fish was spoiled. It was disgusting, I left it on the plate and never went back.

Anonymous said...

Okay we get it. You racists do not think Women of Color are attaractive. Is it necessary to keep repeating this hatred?

Anonymous said...

1:00, they just don’t hold a candle to our southern belles

Anonymous said...

1:00 PM. Are you trying to tell us you will pick out the people we should think are attractive? What gives you the right to pick and chose for others?

Anonymous said...


1:26 PM Ah,didn't take long for the sanctimonious preachy twit post. Give it a rest.

Anonymous said...

@1:00, so racism is now the default setting for EVERYTHING. I'm a white guy and find plenty of women of color attractive, but none of the women in this post look like Halle Berry, Stacey Dash, Meghan Markle or Aarti Mann. I think the point is that the talent at the Jackson, Mississippi Hooters is WEAK at best.

Anonymous said...

" I ain't gonna bump no mo with no big fat wo-man..."

Anonymous said...

While we're at it, will someone please explain what's ISH?

Anonymous said...

Real question. Too well known to go myself: "Are the chicks at twin peaks better looking than Hooters?"....

Anonymous said...

You look at the mantle when you poking the fire...

Anonymous said...

You can take this to the bank.
After church let out Hooters was still half empty.

Anonymous said...

attaractive : attar-active?

Be some code.

Anonymous said...

Didn't the waitresses (at the time) hold an unofficial wet T-shirt contest in the parking lot as Katrina made landfall back in '05? This was before Facebook, but the pics were all over "Myspace" at the time. Classy!

Anonymous said...

No place will survive for long with a parking lot full of Harleys and jacked up 70s models GM vehicles. Bank on it. And these were just the pimps.

Sadly, these girls will have to re-enroll in master's level programs at JState and Millsaps and seek alternate career paths.

Kingfish said...

Dammit, you know I can't approve that comment even though I'm ROFLMMFAO!!!

Louis LeFleur said...

CL story today says, "At the restaurant Monday morning, a woman at the door verified the restaurant was closed. She said the restaurant would be relocating in the metro Jackson over the next six months to a year, but declined to give specifics." So, it's going to reopen. The question now is where? The good people on this blog seem to think Rankin County won't have them, Ridgeland may be more open than they were 17 years ago, but I can't see Hooters building a brick building for Madison.

Anonymous said...

Do they think they will attract a more profitable crowd by moving somewhere else? Such as the empty Mugshots on Lake Harbor??? Lol

Anonymous said...

When someone peeks through an opening in the door and says 'We will be reopening within a year', guess what? They're lying.

Anonymous said...

If a man needs someone’s daughter to hold his hand and flirt while eating bad wings, hotdogs and over priced beer, he probably is not much of a man at all.

Anonymous said...

I started going to Hooters when they first open and was a regular weekly visitor up until about three years ago. In the 17 years I saw the place from being a lively place full of beautiful women of all colors and creeds, to recently a location where the staff acting as if you were invading their space. To me the problem was with management. At opening the manager (Jennifer) seemed to have things running great. I even made a good friend with one of the servers (the pregnant one stated earlier I'm sure). I knew of several servers who have gone on to management in other stores. After Jennifer left things started going downhill slowly, then in the last three years I could not stand the service to get the wings I like. Too bad they are gone, and if they reopen somewhere else in the area I am likely to start a regular trip again.

Anonymous said...

Moving to the old MugShots on Lake Harbour not likely. Buffalo Wild Wings has got a stanglehold in that area.

I Know Marketing said...

Wild Wings caters to an entirely different clientele. Youngsters, church groups, soccer moms, the 24 year old college-football-smack legends and guys fascinated with game-action-hand-held devices. Hooters crowd is into different style of hand held action.

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