Hooters employees hit out at company's new uniform that features 'wedgie' shorts

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By stefan armitage

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Hooters employees have taken to social media to slam the company after introducing a new uniform for its female servers.

In an employee note obtained by the New York Post, members of staff were instructed that, "starting Oct. 4, all Hooters girls should wear the new shorts when working once they arrive to stores." The new policy noted that "the old shorts should not be worn."

However, several employees of the restaurant chain have taken to social media to criticize the shorts - with some comparing them to "underwear".

For example, 22-year-old Hooters bartender Kirsten Songer took to TikTok to share a before-and-after clip with her followers, in which she says: "So, this is what I’m supposed to be wearing... and I hate it."

Songer, a University of South Carolina School of Medicine student, adds: "The new black shorts... They do not have a bottom, they have a crotch string. So they sit like this... Oh look, a wedgie!

"There is no longer anything covered by these shorts. And this is what the problem with the new shorts is, this is why all of the Hooters girls are upset. Because this is not what I agreed to wear a year ago when I was hired."

A second Hooters employee also posted to TikTok under the handle '@Gracie.Herrick', sharing several videos of the new shorts. In one video, she compared the shorts to "underwear", and in a follow-up post, she addressed some of her comments writing: "for everyone saying the shorts aren’t different, look at the back":

Posting to her 70,000+ followers, TikTok user @carrlee.j captioned her video: "Our old shorts vs. our new 'shorts' [...] When we get hired we are told to make sure our butt is covered yet they give this to us?"

Another Hooters employee also took to the social media platform to show off the new shorts. Posting under the handle '@sick.abt.it', she captioned her video: "love my job but dont love wearing undies to work [sic]".

That particular video went viral on the platform, amassing over 10.9 million views in just four days.

And in a follow-up post, @sick.abt.it revealed that after her video went viral, she had been contacted by the Hooters CEO and told "we can wear the old ones again".

In other news, social media users have praised a Hooters waitress after she shared the way in which she gets revenge on creepy customers.

Taking to TikTok, Hooters waitress, Lydia Warren posted a video exposing a group of men who she claimed were taking photos of her without her permission.

In the clip, she explained how two men specifically were taking pictures of her before switching the camera around to show their faces stating, "This guy wants to come into Hooters and just take pictures of girls without asking.

"Well, I'm going to make you uncomfortable too. We all uncomfortable now [sic]," she continued.

"Yeah, my flash on [sic]," she added. "We all uncomfortable now [sic]."

At first, you can see both men turn to each other and start whispering before turning back to the camera, one with a sheepish grin on his face while the other just continued to stare with a seemingly blank look on his face.

In the caption she doubled down on her stance writing: "Now everyone feels weird," before adding the hashtags: "Do Better" and "Public Shame."

The video, which has now been viewed over three million times, attracted a whole host of social media users who commended the waitress for her response.

"That's my girl," wrote one user while another added: "Why he scared now lol."

A third user emphasized that "the boys got your back on this too."

VT.co has reached out to Hooters for a comment.

Featured image credit: Chung Sung-Jun / Getty

Hooters employees hit out at company's new uniform that features 'wedgie' shorts

vt-author-image

By stefan armitage

Article saved!Article saved!

Hooters employees have taken to social media to slam the company after introducing a new uniform for its female servers.

In an employee note obtained by the New York Post, members of staff were instructed that, "starting Oct. 4, all Hooters girls should wear the new shorts when working once they arrive to stores." The new policy noted that "the old shorts should not be worn."

However, several employees of the restaurant chain have taken to social media to criticize the shorts - with some comparing them to "underwear".

For example, 22-year-old Hooters bartender Kirsten Songer took to TikTok to share a before-and-after clip with her followers, in which she says: "So, this is what I’m supposed to be wearing... and I hate it."

Songer, a University of South Carolina School of Medicine student, adds: "The new black shorts... They do not have a bottom, they have a crotch string. So they sit like this... Oh look, a wedgie!

"There is no longer anything covered by these shorts. And this is what the problem with the new shorts is, this is why all of the Hooters girls are upset. Because this is not what I agreed to wear a year ago when I was hired."

A second Hooters employee also posted to TikTok under the handle '@Gracie.Herrick', sharing several videos of the new shorts. In one video, she compared the shorts to "underwear", and in a follow-up post, she addressed some of her comments writing: "for everyone saying the shorts aren’t different, look at the back":

Posting to her 70,000+ followers, TikTok user @carrlee.j captioned her video: "Our old shorts vs. our new 'shorts' [...] When we get hired we are told to make sure our butt is covered yet they give this to us?"

Another Hooters employee also took to the social media platform to show off the new shorts. Posting under the handle '@sick.abt.it', she captioned her video: "love my job but dont love wearing undies to work [sic]".

That particular video went viral on the platform, amassing over 10.9 million views in just four days.

And in a follow-up post, @sick.abt.it revealed that after her video went viral, she had been contacted by the Hooters CEO and told "we can wear the old ones again".

In other news, social media users have praised a Hooters waitress after she shared the way in which she gets revenge on creepy customers.

Taking to TikTok, Hooters waitress, Lydia Warren posted a video exposing a group of men who she claimed were taking photos of her without her permission.

In the clip, she explained how two men specifically were taking pictures of her before switching the camera around to show their faces stating, "This guy wants to come into Hooters and just take pictures of girls without asking.

"Well, I'm going to make you uncomfortable too. We all uncomfortable now [sic]," she continued.

"Yeah, my flash on [sic]," she added. "We all uncomfortable now [sic]."

At first, you can see both men turn to each other and start whispering before turning back to the camera, one with a sheepish grin on his face while the other just continued to stare with a seemingly blank look on his face.

In the caption she doubled down on her stance writing: "Now everyone feels weird," before adding the hashtags: "Do Better" and "Public Shame."

The video, which has now been viewed over three million times, attracted a whole host of social media users who commended the waitress for her response.

"That's my girl," wrote one user while another added: "Why he scared now lol."

A third user emphasized that "the boys got your back on this too."

VT.co has reached out to Hooters for a comment.

Featured image credit: Chung Sung-Jun / Getty