NOW blasts Hooters for exposing children to salacious atmosphere

Dec 17 2010 - 11:05am

SAN BRUNO, Calif. -- The California chapter of the National Organization for Women asked police Thursday to investigate the hot-wing restaurant Hooters for exposing kids to sex.

NOW said Hooters entertains children in a salacious atmosphere, yet the business doesn't comply with rules that govern sexually oriented establishments, like requirements for security or age restrictions. NOW said it is concerned for the safety and well-being of children who go to the restaurant.

Hooters has a location at Tanforan mall in San Bruno, but the city's police did not respond to a request for comment Thursday on NOW's demand for a criminal investigation.

"We haven't got any facts yet so we'll see what they come up with," said Chief Deputy District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe, referring to San Bruno police.

NOW said it also filed complaints with authorities in San Francisco, Sacramento and Orange County.

Hooters Inc. did not immediately respond Thursday afternoon to an e-mail requesting comment.


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