Say what you want about their food or business model, but Hooters never disappoints.
The controversial restaurant chain proved that this week after a volunteer youth football coach was fired from his role for attempting to host his team’s end-of-year party at the company’s Jantzen Beach location in Portland, Ore.
Corbett Middle School football coach Randall Burbach (along with some assistant coaches) was dismissed from his coaching duties for planning an awards dinner for his squad, reports KGW.com.
“You stand up for what you believe in,” Burbach said. “I believe this is a proper venue.”
“I spoke with Randy Burbach [Monday night] and asked him to move the event to a different venue,” the school’s athletic director, J.P. Soulagnet said in the letter. “He was unyielding and emphatically said no for a number of reasons.
“Some might say that this restaurant objectifies women. I would tend to agree,” he added. “It is not a restaurant that I would feel good about my wife or daughter working at. I think it sends the wrong message to our young men and that saddens and worries me the most.”
In response, Hooters announced they would not only host the team’s party free of charge, but it would donate $1,000 and 20 percent of the restaurant’s sales that day to the football program, according to Deadspin.
“The Corbett Middle School football players, coaches and their families have earned the right to celebrate a successful, hard-fought season,” the statement read. “This Saturday, Nov. 9, Hooters is picking up the tab for an awesome end-of-season football party to honor the team’s gridiron success. To top it all off, Hooters will donate $1,000 along with 20 percent of Saturday’s Jantzen Beach location sales to Corbett Youth Football so that the entire community can join in celebrating the team’s winning season.”
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