American burger chain Hooters closes restaurant on Bristol Harbourside
THE AMERICAN burger chain Hooters has closed its restaurant on Bristol's Harbourside.
Reports on the microblogging site Twitter state that Hooters staff were told last night that the restaurant would close.
"The Bristol Hooters is closing. This is a sad day," tweeted LaurenKCox
Meanwhile markjeffs added: "Just heard Hooters in Bristol has closed down, I never got to go."
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The restaurant – famed for its scantily-clad waitresses – opened in 2010 despite objections from police and public.
Prior to its opening, an anti-Hooters petition containing more than 700 signatures was handed to the Bristol City Council, with the Bristol Feminist Network claiming the restaurant would be a "regressive step" for the city.
Hooters faced further controversy last year when it was alleged that a 3D 'boob cake' was served at a 12-year-old's birthday party.
Hooters other UK chains in Cardiff and Brighton remain open.
The Hooters press office was unavailable to confirm or deny the rumours when This is Bristol tried to call.
However, the sign on the window (see above) seems to say it all.