Bob Filner can scratch Hooters off his list for dinner.
The owner of the four San Diego-area Hooters restaurants—known for waitresses who wear tight orange shorts and tank tops—announced Tuesday it will not serve the San Diego mayor, who is fighting allegations of sexual harassment.
Signs announcing the decision were posted at the four locations owned by Hootwinc, which operates Hooters eateries on the West Coast.
"This establishment recognizes that we all have political differences and we serve people from all walks of life," according to a sign posted in the window of the downtown location on Market Street. "We also believe it is imperative for people to have standards. The mayor of San Diego will not be served in this establishment. We believe women should be treated with respect."
Melissa Fry, the marketing director for Hootwinc, said the edict also affects locations in Mission Valley, Oceanside and Rancho Bernardo.
According to U-T San Diego, the signs are available for download at the website of national radio and television personality Glenn Beck.
Mike Slater, a talk show host for the station that carries Beck's radio program, has been urging listeners to post the signs. The newspaper reported that the signs have also been posted at Alvarado Pharmacy near San Diego State, Animal Urgent Care in Escondido, Chrome Collision in Poway and Vision 8 Financial Services in San Marcos. Of those, only the pharmacy is in the city of San Diego.
-City News Service