All-male version of Hooters called ‘Tallywackers’ now open in Texas

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DALLAS -- An all-male restaurant inspired by Hooters is now open for business in Dallas.

The restaurant, named Tallywackers, hires attractive men and serves comfort food including steaks, pizzas, pasta, and hot dogs.

Credit: KDAF

The restaurant's grand opening was on Saturday.

Tallywackers says their restaurant is a "bar, restaurant and entertainment destination for everyone. There is eye-candy -- for boys and girls -- great food and a really good time."

Just as the “Hooters” name is a play on a euphemism for women’s breasts, “Tallywackers” is a not-so-subtle nod to men’s genitals.

Owner Rodney Duke told the hosts of the Kidd Kraddick Morning Show last month that “he has pondered for 10 years why there wasn’t a male equivalent of this type of 'breastaurant' eatery where women are dressed in skimpy and revealing clothing.”

"I expected to see cute men scantily clad. And so far, I'm not disappointed," a customer told KDAF on Saturday.

Credit: KDAF

The waiters are fully clothed while serving food, as required by the City of Dallas Health Department. Guests will be able to choose their scantily clad waiter prior to ordering.

"The establishment will be a fun, respectable environment — of course with a little eye candy," Tallywackers spokesman Winston Lackey told the New York Daily News last month.

The restaurant hired 24 young men to serve cocktails and food. More than 125 people applied for the positions, the restaurant said in a statement.

The restaurant said last month they plan to open another location in Houston.

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  • BearTex3

    I wondered how long someone would open a joint like this. Not that I go to places like this, but I am sure that it should do well. It is funny though, that like Hooters is supposed to cater to men, this joint is going to cater to men, but yet there is a photo of a waiter hosting a table that has 3 men. Genius journalism.

  • Andrew Joiner

    The place is in a gay neighborhood. It’s for men. Gay men like to ogle men’s bodies like straight men like to ogle women’s bodies. Unsurprising. And they do it as a lifestyle, not just on a bachelorette party or for a fun goof. They are likely to go back and sit at their favorite waiters table, and will flirt with them and tip them. It’s marketed for females because society is uncomfortable with homo-eroticism, not because they are relying on female dollars… They are well aware with who is actually frequenting this place, with burgers like the “Famous Flamer” because it has “a little heat in the meat…..” C’mon people.

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