I have to concede that point a little -- the, you know, stretchiness of the standard employee attire might verge a little on the gratuitous. Then there's the name of the restaurant itself, which, come on, we all get it. But it's not like that kind of innuendo is restricted to Hooters, nor to the female gender. In fact, there's a major sporting-goods company that pulled in revenues of nearly four billion dollars last year and whose very name makes reference to a sensitive part of the male anatomy. And does anyone ever get all worked up over that? It's time to determine once and for all which is truly the more respectable establishment, and that's the kind of thing the Monday Morning Cage Match was made for. Thus we present: Hooters vs. Dick's.
Dick's Sporting Goods
|Locations||Nearly 450 in 46 states and 24 foreign countries||More than 300 in 40 states across the U.S.|
|Current promotions||Regularly occurring poker nights, trivia nights, and bikini contests||Free shipping on NFL jerseys and any orders of $125 or more|
|Miami Hooters arena football team (marketing agreement ceased 1995), Hooters Air (ceased operations 2006), Hooters Casino Hotel||Galyan's Trading Company, Galaxy Golf, Chick's Sporting Goods|
|Chance you'll run into John Daly||Substantial||Possible in the golf department|
|How are the wings?||OK||N/A|
FINAL SCORE: Hooters 5, Dick's 2. OK, maybe this one was a little unfair.
Am I the only one who wants to see Chick's retain part of their naming rights? "Chick's with Dick's Sporting Goods!" Maybe throw another apostrophe in for good measure.
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