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Jun 13, 2008 06:50 AM

Hooters to open in Saugus, MA

I just read in the Lynn Item that the Town of Selectman approved unanimously to allow the opening of a Hooters in Saugus on Rt 1 South where the Famous Dave's was located, Boy the atmosphere and the wings are awesome at Hooters I for one will be looking forward to this one,


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  1. That's a strange place for a Hooters. I mean Route 1 in Saugus, who woulda thunk that? I'm shocked and chagrined. ;-)

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    1. re: hiddenboston

      Sooo... who wants to arrange a chowhound gathering there? I'm in. ;)

      1. re: hiddenboston

        Oh and Golden Banana is not horrible just 2 miles north on Route 1? GB even has trucks with advertising all over the north shore.

      2. Are you serious? I find their wings to be awful. I lived in Rochester NY for 7 years and any corner pizza place makes better wings. Even the worst wings are better then hooters.

        1. I got dragged to a Hooters in Orlando not too long ago. The wings are wretched, heavily breaded; the other dishes served looked inedible.

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            1. re: MC Slim JB

              Ha ha! I'd have loved to have been...not a fly on the wall, I'd prefer to be a big fat scary cockroach on the floor...for that one.

              1. re: MC Slim JB

                You MUST get the wings "naked" (without breading). Then they are pretty good. The breaded ones are aweful.

                1. re: MC Slim JB

                  My old roomate (originally from upstate NY) used to order wings at Hooters "naked", meaning without breading. If you're ever dragged in again, try them that way, there really isn't much to complain about. Good sauce, good sized wings, properly fried, fantastic service ;)

                  Plus it's just fun ordering something naked at Hooters. Or maybe that's just me... I'm delightfully tacky, yet unrefined.

                2. Not sure where in the Item you read that. The below article from the Item states the vote on Hooters by the Board of Selectman won't take place until July 10. There was a public hearing on June 10, no vote was taken. This is the 4th time Hooters will attempt to get a license.


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                  1. re: RichardA


                    The Board of Selectmen Tuesday unanimously approved Hooters' bid to take over the building left vacant by the barbeque joint in a 4-0 vote. Chairman Donald Wong sat out of the discussion because, as owner and operator of Kowloon, he is a liquor license holder, which presents a conflict of interest.

                    1. re: suslak615

                      The owner of Kowloon is on the Saugus board of selectmen? That is too fricking hilarious.

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