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The world’s biggest Hooters has opened at its restaurant in Liverpool as owners and staff are determined to overcome preconceptions about the business – although some workers claim to end ’80 per cent’ of relationships in the city. Hooters is an American company that has an extensive menu, plenty of drink options, and a staff known for wearing skimpy uniforms of hot pants and tank tops.

Rachael Moss, manager and owner of Hooters Liverpool, launching the restaurant in her hometown is a decades-long ambition. The mother-of-three and lawyer first set foot in a Hooters in 2002 and was instantly ‘obsessed’ with the concept, reports LiverpoolEcho.

Rachael, of Beauvoir Developments Limited, said: “I went to my first Hooters in 2002 in Orlando and became obsessed with the guests. I walked in and I’ll never forget the lady, she blew my mind. She sat right next to me, gave me her name and really talked to me.

“I was shocked and quite amazed at how wonderful it was. The food was unreal – it was lovely hot food, ice cold beer and great customer service. such in England.

“Why don’t we have this amazing, brilliant service here? In England, in all walks of life, it’s socially acceptable not to provide this wonderful, dedicated service and that’s understandable – they’re overworked and tired and it’s just the norm not to interact with customers in that American way.”

But some staff members have already sparked controversy online, with two members taking to TikTok to say they are the reason “80 per cent” of relationships at Liverpool are coming to an end.

In lip sync to Taylor Swift’s lyrics “It’s me, hi, I’m the problem it’s me”, the two girls, dressed in their Hooters uniforms, dance as the words “We when 80% of relationships at Liverpool are on the rocks because of a restaurant’ on screen.

The girls received a lot of backlash after posting the video, with one user writing, “I was on your side at first but it seems so flippant.”

Another added: “I mean after seeing the videos of the restaurant, I’m not sure I believe it…”

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Despite this, one waitress, Nina, an 18-year-old law student, told ECHO: “I’m a feminist but still, I have so many people online asking me how can I be a feminist and work here but these two things can exist together – feminism is about choice When it comes to objectification, it shouldn’t be the objectified girls who are judged, it should be the ones doing the objectification who get judged meticulous examination.

“The people I work with, it’s such a feminine, woman-led environment that understands us. There have been so many such demanding and grueling work environments, and mental health is not being taken care of. but here it’s totally different, it supports me I’m a law student and I have a heavy workload and Rachael is so understanding about it.

“People are taking it back now – I’ve been to women’s marches and all of a sudden I’m in this media storm after I get a job I want to do. People condemn women who work at Hooters and wear little shorts to serve chicken but there’s a lot of fighting in the [feminism] community itself. I’m a radical feminist – what’s more empowering than being able to work as a woman, do whatever you want and earn your own money?”

The uniform consists of a white t-shirt or tank top emblazoned with the Hooters logo and venue location, paired with a pair of orange running shorts; tan tights; crisp white socks and matching sneakers.

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Women have the choice of wearing slightly smaller shorts – reminiscent of briefs – and long-sleeved or cap sleeve tops in addition to the famous tank top. The mandatory tights are very thick, creating the illusion of bare, tanned legs while keeping the waitresses a little more covered than they first appear.

The uniform, which is heavily based on female sex appeal, has seen the company and its staff come under fire, with many calling the uniforms sexist and rooted in misogyny. Staff appearance is an important factor in attracting customers, but for Rachael, it’s all about choice.

According to reports, 1,600 women applied to work at Hooters when his arrival in Liverpool was confirmed.

Training of successful candidates began in September before the venue opened in November.

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