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American style sports bar Hooters, famed for its use of sexy waitresses, is opening a new branch on Bristol’s Harbourside. The bar will be open by Christmas in a unit formerly occupied by the Marks & Spencer Simply Food supermarket near to the city’s Millennium Square.

The chain, which has its headquarters in Atlanta, announced two years ago it was planning to come to Bristol as part of a major expansion in the UK but the plan was shelved until now. At the time the proposal was met with fierce opposition from Helen Holland, the then leader of Bristol City Council, who branded the bars “appalling” and “outdated”, and the local paper, the Evening Post was inundated with letters, emails and website comments about the plans.

The opening of the new restaurant is likely to be seen as at odds with the campaign to make the Harbourside more family friendly. However, anyone who has been out on the Harbouside on a Friday or Saturday night may beg to differ that this campaign isn’t working…

For the uneducated, Hooters is a restaurant with a menu including burgers, chicken wings and fries, all served by good looking waitresses wearing the firm’s trademark uniform of orange shorts, tight low-cut tops and tan-coloured tights. Famously all the girls in the US who want to work for the firm have to sign a disclaimer which reads: “I hereby acknowledge and affirm that the Hooters concept is based on female sex appeal, and that the work environment is one in which joking and innuendo based on female sex appeal is commonplace.”

Find out more about Hooters at www.hooters.com