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Hooters Amends Uniform Policy After Employees Hit Back At New Shorts That Are 'Like Underwear'

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Hooters Amends Uniform Policy After Employees Hit Back At New Shorts That Are 'Like Underwear'

Hooters has made a change to its uniform policy after receiving a backlash from staff who claimed the new shorts were 'like underwear'.

You can see a comparison of the old style versus the newer on in this clip:

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Staff have now been told they can choose 'which style of shorts best fits their body style and personal image' following complaints about the revealing garments.

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Last week, several Hooters employees took to social media to blast the new, shorter, shorts that had been introduced, with one sharing a video on TikTok comparing the shorts alongside the caption: "Love my job but don't love wearing undies to work."

Others even claimed they had 'quit' over the uniform change.

According to The New York Post, workers were told via a policy notice: "Starting Oct. 4, all Hooters girls should wear the new shorts when working once they arrive to stores."

It added: "The old shorts should not be worn."

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Credit: TikTok/gracie.herrick
Credit: TikTok/gracie.herrick

However, it now appears the company has had a change of heart, with a spokesperson telling Insider staff can choose to wear either the newer or the older style.

The spokesperson said: "As we continue to listen and update the image of the Hooters Girls, we are clarifying that they have the option to choose from traditional uniforms or the new ones.

"They can determine which style of shorts best fits their body style and personal image."

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The spokesperson went on to say: "We're excited to see a national trend toward self-expression and inclusivity that bodes well for our marketplace.

"We work continuously with our Hooters Girls to refresh and update the image of our brand ambassadors and to empower them to feel their best while at work."

Credit: TikTok/eastenciera
Credit: TikTok/eastenciera

The company previously told FOX Business in a statement that they appreciate 'the feedback, both positive and negative, regarding a more accommodating and inclusive image policy on tattoos, jewellery, nails, hairstyles as well as new uniforms - to include new top styles, shorts and the addition of socks.'

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They said that the uniforms 'were the result of a collaboration with Hooters Girls' and added that 'these uniforms have been worn for months in several Texas markets and have received overwhelmingly favourable reviews from both Hooters Girls and customers'.


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Topics: Viral, Hospitality, Hooters, US News

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