This was found on the Official Hooters Fan page Facebook page, posted Feb 18, 2010:
Since the “Undercover Boss” episode featuring Coby Brooks, Hooters President and CEO, aired last Sunday, we have received many comments and questions about the employees involved with the show. Let us fill you in:
The manager in question resigned from his duties as an employee of Hooters and has left to pursue other options outside the Hooters system.
Texas Wings is the largest franchisee of Hooters of America and successfully operates 42 Hooters throughout Texas. Hooters of America is confident that the Texas stores are among the best managed and most successful in the Hooters system.
Hooters has a longstanding and highly effective policy protecting employees from all harassment. Hooters of America and Texas Wings are confident the incident portrayed on Undercover Boss is in no way representative of conduct within the Hooters system, which employs over 25,000 people at 460 restaurants in 42 states and 27 countries.
The Twin Peaks Insider
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.
Babs: Mon 02/15/10 10:29 PM
I believe it is:
5821 Interstate 20 W
Arlington, TX 76017
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.
Pull the other one, guys.
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.
Tue 02/16/10 10:23 AM