An older version of the Hooters Employee Handbook (prior to October 2006), published in the The Smoking Gun reads: which notes that:
Customers can go to many places for wings and beer, but it is our Hooters Girls who make our concept unique. Hooters offers its customers the look of the "All American Cheerleader, Surfer, Girl Next Door."
Female employees are required to sign that they "acknowledge and affirm" the following:
1. My job duties require I wear the designated Hooters Girl uniform.
2. My job duties require that I interact with and entertain the customers.
3. The Hooters concept is based on female sex appeal
and the work environment is one in which joking and entertaining conversations are commonplace.