SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The National Organization for Women is
asking authorities to bar Hooters restaurants in San Francisco, San
Bruno, Sacramento and Orange County from serving children.
The group's California chapter on Thursday filed complaints
against the restaurants with prosecutors and police.
Hooters is known for its scantily clad waitresses. But NOW says
the restaurants it identified are classified as adult entertainment
establishments and are violating state and local laws by serving
Patricia Bellasalma, NOW's California president, tells the San
Francisco Chronicle that in recent years, Hooters has promoted
itself as family friendly. It offers children's menus and T-shirts
in children's sizes that say "Future Hooters Girl."
Hooters did not immediately respond to a request for comment.