Hooters, the American restaurant chain more famous for its scantily clad waitresses than its food, is tipped to be opening a site in Salford Quays.
An application has been submitted to Salford City Council to open the restaurant at 3 Capital Quay Salford from 4 May.
If successful, the restaurant will open seven days a week from 9am to 1am, Monday to Friday.
First founded in Clearwater, Florida in 1983, by a group of six men after somewhere they ‘couldn’t get kicked out of’ today there are more than 320 franchised Hooters restaurants in the States and over 100 more in locations around the world.
Here in the UK, there has only been one in Nottingham – but now that is all set to change.
A site in Liverpool has just been given the go-ahead, despite local backlash, and now another could be coming to Greater Manchester.
Julian Mills, 46, who operates the Nottingham site, has put forward a license application to play live and recorded music and host dance performances at the new proposed Hooters site in Salford Quays.
Home to the Playboy bunnies of the hospitality world, the Hooters chain is actually pretty famous for its chicken wings – but even more so for its ‘girls’.
On the food side of things, the restaurant is rather highly-rated for its chicken wings. It serves up six different styles – original breaded, naked, boneless, Datyona, smoked and roasted – with a choice of 17 different sauces ranging from mild to ‘hot as all hell’.
Elsewhere on the grill-focused menu, you’ll find burgers, sandwiches and tacos, seafood like snow crab legs and shrimp platters, alongside fries and other sides.
As for the ‘Hooters Girls’, at work, its all-female server team is required to wear low cut tops and short shorts to serve food to customers and to dance for them on their birthday.
Female employees of the restaurant, which describes itself as ‘delightfully tacky, yet unrefined’ also have their own calendars and magazines and ‘Hall of Fame’, whilst the brand itself also boasts a golf tour and casino abroad.
“The offender then made off on foot, leaving two women and a man he was with, behind.
“Officers believe that the suspect is possibly from the Merseyside area. If you know the man or have any information relating to the crime, please contact GMP on 101, quoting reference number INC/0075491/23.
“Alternatively, information can be passed anonymously to the independent charity – Crimestoppers – on 0800 555 111.”
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Salford police officer sacked for ‘depraved’ relationship with vulnerable woman
A police officer has been sacked after carrying out an ‘improper relationship’ with a crime victim.
Paul Banks, who worked as a PC in Salford, has been dismissed and barred after a Gross Misconduct Hearing on 24 and 25 January 2023.
In the hearing, a panel heard how Banks had advised a vulnerable woman to create an email account – which he then accessed to view images and videos, some of which were explicit, that she had uploaded.
He viewed the content more than 200 times and never reported them to his manager or the force’s Professional Standards Branch.
In the end, his own colleagues sensed that something was amiss and raised the alarm.
GMP has now slammed Banks’s ‘depraved behaviour’ and stressed that ‘there will never be a place in GMP for anybody who behaves like him’.
A statement also said that he ‘abused his position of trust’.
Detective Chief Superintendent Michael Allen, head of GMP’s Professional Standards Branch, said: “Banks knew full well that his conduct was egregiously wrong.
“By cultivating an improper relationship with a vulnerable member of the public who he met in the course of his policing duties, the officer has been deservedly sacked from GMP.
“Not only has he disgraced himself, but his depraved behaviour dishonours policing and undermines the principled endeavours of his colleagues, who everyday do a valiant job catching criminals and protecting our communities.
“Indeed, it was Banks’ own colleagues who sensed something was amiss and triggered the first step in a process that rooted him out.
“The prudence of his colleagues is to be commended and I am grateful to the IOPC for conducting an investigation that left no stone unturned.
“No decent member of the police service wants to work with the likes of Banks and there will never be a place in GMP for anybody who behaves like him.
“He abused his position of trust and for that the Office of Constable has been rightly stripped from him.
“GMP is a better force without Banks and we will recruit a new officer into his post who will discharge their duties with honour and espouse the professional and compassionate values of the GMP workforce.”
Banks, who had been on restricted since the investigation began in December 2020, was dismissed without notice.