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Hooters Waitresses Aren’t Sex Objects (Or How to Treat Them with Respect)

The beautiful, if scantily-dressed, Hooters waitresses are the first thing that most customers notice when they first enter the restaurant. Indeed, such is their close connection with the Hooters brand that we can’t imagine the restaurant chain without its lineup of sexy women serving the customers their food and drinks! Sex sells and it is true here as in any other restaurant with a similar theme. But herein lies an issue that we would like to tackle in this article. Many Hooters customers, arguably most of them men, are guilty of giving the Hooters waitresses a hard time, even crossing the line with their disrespectful behavior. While sex may be used to sell the Hooters brand, every customer should still strive to maintain a respectful attitude toward the Hooters staff, in sexy uniform or not. Here, we will discuss a few tips that such a respectful behavior can be adopted….

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Whale Meat: A Controversial Japanese Food

Whales are undoubtedly among the cutest animals we know and, for this reason, many contemporary Westerners can’t imagine hunting, much less eating them. But that’s exactly what’s happening in a few countries like Japan where whale meat is considered a delicacy. Indeed, whale meat is among the most controversial food in Japanese cuisine mainly because many species of whales are considered endangered. But there are also things about whale meat consumption in Japan that will surprise outsiders. Days of Nostalgia Before, whale meat was eaten by many, if not most, Japanese as a meat replacement for all protein sources. Ask any middle-aged Japanese about his or her memories of whale meat and the answer will likely hark back to nostalgia, particularly of school meals nearly 50 years ago. At that time, whale meat was a staple in the Japanese diet. But it isn’t today although it may seem so to…

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5 Weird Japanese Foods That Are Actually Okay

The history of Japanese cuisine goes back for more than a thousand years and, thus, it isn’t surprising that it’s among the most varied and influential in world cuisine today. This and the fact that Japan actually boasts of the highest number of Michelin stars worldwide – more than 550 across Japan with over 200 in Tokyo alone. But like all cuisines, there are a few dishes that Westerners unfamiliar with Eastern cuisine will likely find weird, to say the least. Fortunately, most of these weird foods actually taste better than they look and sound! You should try these five uniquely Japanese food and expand your foodie repertoire. And the best thing is that you don’t even have to travel to Japan to enjoy them! Some of these weird-looking yet delicious-to-the-last-bite food can be ordered in your nearest Sarku Japan restaurant. You don’t have to worry about the cost of…

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Cupcakes: No Right and Wrong Way To Enjoy Them

Cupcakes are a universal favorite and the popularity of Gigi’s Cupcakes, the purveyor of delicious cupcakes this side of the world, is proof of it. These are easy to eat, thanks to their single-serving design, and easy on the eyes with their sweet toppings and fillings, from buttercream icing to fruit jam. But how do you eat them? Do you eat them as is, after peeling off the paper wrapper or do you eat them mashed together? No matter how you prefer eating them, you will be glad to know that there’s actually no right and wrong way to eat them. Here, we will take a look at the many ways that we can enjoy cupcakes, from the orthodox to the not-so-orthodox. One Bite at a Time Easy Does It Most people like to eat their cupcakes one bite at time and, thus, it’s considered as the classic – and…

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Yes, You Can Definitely Eat Healthy Outside Your Home

A lot of adults today can remember just how greasy you can feel and smell like after stepping out of a fast food joint. It was a common thing to experience since most of these eateries only offer deep-fried dishes. People loved and patronized them since they taste good, affordable, and can quickly feed the hungry. Because of this, a lot of people chose to stop dining out frequently altogether in an effort to eat better. Since only the expensive restaurants offer the best ingredients for quite some time, eating at home became a more attractive option for the health conscious. Things have certainly changed for the better in the past few years, though. People are now better informed of what can happen to their health if they continue eating food without any nutritional value. This consciousness has certainly reached the corporate headquarters of the different food industry brands. It…

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The Healthiest Menu Additions You’ll Find in Stores

As millennials look for ways to stay healthy, it shouldn’t be too surprising that they are more inclined to enjoy eateries that can offer something nutritious. And the food industry definitely knows what’s happening. This is why more and more restaurants and fast food chains are constantly adding new healthy items to their menu. Which chains offer healthier grub? Here are a few that might let you enjoy eating out on the cheap again: Starbucks’ Kombucha Line Perfectly in line with the gut-food trend that is all the rage lately, Starbucks is set to launch their new Kombucha Line. You can enjoy these fermented teas in six different flavors and will be produced by the Evolution Fresh label. They plan to sell these items as bottled drinks in store and in grocery stores all over the US but will be first available in Boston, Chicago, Seattle, New York City, LA,…

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How Delivery Apps Changed How People Dine Out

There’s a high likelihood that if you live in the city and you love restaurant food, you have one or two of the many third-party food delivery apps installed on your phone. These services are deemed as lifesavers by a lot of busy households and lazy foodies. It can save them from having to step out of the house and still get to eat from one of the various eateries in their locale. With their help, you don’t have to settle with the restaurants who deliver. This gives diners more options and allows restaurants an easier way to reach more customers. According to experts, these services have certainly helped restaurants improve their sales. Foot traffic in restaurants may have declined but their sales continue to rise. However, there are reports of trouble in paradise. Some restaurants are pulling out of these third-party apps for various reasons. This, of course, can…

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The Biggest Food Trends of 2018

Every year, there’s some major trend that sweeps everyone off their taste buds. This isn’t surprising because it has been happening for decades already. There’s always one item that captures the hearts and stomachs of everyone at a given time. In fact, experts have been defining years through the trendiest food item at the time. So there’s a good chance that you’ll easily find out what was the hottest food trend when you were born or find out when your favorite popular dish or drink first became popular. There’s no end in sight for food trends, though. And in 2018, there are quite a few trends that you might want to try out right away. Some of them are the following: Poke Bowls Best described as a deconstructed sushi in a bowl, poke is a Hawaiian traditional food. It’s a very simple and uncomplicated way for the locals to enjoy…

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What’s All the Fuss With Plastic Straws?

Even if you don’t stay updated with the latest news in the food and restaurant industry, it will be hard to miss the changes involving the availability of straws as of late. It’s not so unusual to encounter restaurants, stores, and kiosks that enforce a no-straw policy. If you’re planning to drink while on the move, this can be a challenge. Shake Shack has already announced that they’re doing away with plastic straws but will make special exceptions for persons with disabilities. Starbucks is also gearing up to implement the same thing. Local governments are either contemplating to impose or already ruled a ban on the sippers as well. But why? Let’s explore the topic below. Banning Plastic Straws Can Help the Environment Scientists estimate that about 7.5 million plastic straws are polluting the US shorelines today. It’s also very likely that about 8.3 billion straws are polluting shorelines around…

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Imported Food Chains that You Should Check Out Right Now

With most countries defining American cuisine as primarily composed of regular fast food items, it shouldn’t be surprising that you can count fast food as one of the most popular items that the US exports. Almost every country now has a McDonald’s while you can also easily find a Starbucks, KFC, Pizza Hut, or Subway location abroad. This is why it can also be a bit surprising to find foreign chains in US soil. With fast food being such an American concept, it can be surprising to find that some brands aren’t actually made in the US. What are these exotic chains that every fast food loving foodie should try? We’ve rounded up a few below: Pret a Manger Best known as the UK’s leading sandwich shop chain that offers organic coffee and handmade grub, Pret a Manger made its way to the US in the noughties to compete with…