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Hooters Manager Not Fired for the “Reindeer” Game on Undercover Boss

The manager of the Dallas area Hooters who made his waitresses eat a plate of beans with no hands, and called it the Reindeer game, has really been a lightning rod for online blog commentators.   While filming Undercover Boss, a CBS show,  they had Corby Brooks, CEO of Hooters America, visit a Dallas area Hooters store. There he encountered a manager named Jimbo (no kidding) who treats his waitresses like pets.  Or worse.  Jimbo said on camera that he does daily ‘inspections” so the Hooters is always putting out a good “product”.    Now, I admit to enjoying the atmosphere of Twin Peaks, but this Jimbo is a pig.   Degrading, slovenly and disgusting.   Everyone who has seen the show wonders why Corby didn’t fire him on the spot.   This particular restaurant of Hooters is a franchise, so legally he is not a direct employee of Hooters, however, a strong, hands on CEO, would have called a halt to the degrading scene on the spot and had the manager fired.   Anyone in business who is powerful can get anyone fired for bad conduct.  Period.

Their is an old Yiddish saying… bad fish stinks from the head (meaning a business that is rotten originates from the top).    Draw your own conclusions about Hooters my fellow readers.

Here are some comments I gleaned from a blog site.  You can google and find many others similar.

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Babs: Mon 02/15/10 10:29 PM

I believe it is:

5821 Interstate 20 W
Arlington, TX 76017

(817) 516-9464

ebeau

Mon 02/15/10 7:19 AM

Yeah, I have to call “shenanigans” on “Undercover Boss”. Jimbo was an actor. No doubt in my mind.

He was like Michael Scott gone wild. But seeing a picture of the CEOs daughters suddenly made him realize the error of his ways.

Puh-leeze!

Pull the other one, guys.

  • A from Dallas
    Mon 02/15/10 1:34 PM

    Sadly, Jimbo is not an actor. I used to work with him. He was one of the managers (thankfully not the GM) at the first restaurant I ever worked for (not a Hooters). And he’s exactly the same now as he was 15 years ago, right down to the tray-spinning and the “2 shakes of a lamb’s tail”. He’s the same disgusting pig he always was!

k

Mon 02/15/10 3:27 PM

This guy was my former boss at Hooters in Irving, TX. He treats the girls like they are his pets. He once made us do this with whole jalapeno peppers. It made one girl so sick she threw up in the ice drain. And then he just laughed at us all because we had to do it.

random

Tue 02/16/10 10:23 AM

I am pretty sure that falls pretty far into sexual harrasment territory. If he ever does that again (or anyone else for that matter) you should sue.

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Hooters CEO goes Undercover: So What?

Monday, February 15, 2010 at 3:04 pm under U.S. News // // Buzz up!

It was Hooters CEO Coby Brooks’s turn to go undercover in the “Undercover Boss”. The CBS Network’s reality show “Undercover Boss” that premiered last week and told viewers a thing or two about Waste Management, it was really exciting to go into the world of Hooters, as Coby Brooks left his Corner Office seat for a short time for an entry-leave job in his own organization.

Coby Brooks said it was an opportunity for him, and that he did not know if it is ever going to happen, but fortunately it did. It has been 20 long years since he has been into the field….Coby Brooks was talking to Harry Smith the co-anchor for the “Early Show”.

The show featured Coby Brooks starting his week of Undercover Boss from busboy and went on to the assistant manager’s post and acquired the knowledge of the positives and negative feelings of masses have for Rooters chain.

During this one week Coby Brooks also witnessed a store manager treating the girls without respect, while inspecting the workers everyday in a very uncomfortable fashion.

Coby Brooks said on the CBS Networks’ “Undercover Boss” that he has witnessed some very inappropriate things today and the way that store manager approached the girls was absolutely unacceptable.

Although that store manager was not fired from his job, but it has been reported that he has changed his management style since that day.

Coby Brooks also cleared the Hooters tainted reputation on the “Undercover Boss”, while saying that his company is a woman-friendly place that authorizes women all the time.