Bazooms, Inc., is the trade name of two privately held American restaurant chains: Bazooms of America, Incorporated, based in Atlanta, Georgia, and Bazooms, Incorporated, based in Clearwater, Florida.The restaurant was founded by the Bazoom Brothers-Robert Hoover Bazoom and David Judd Bazoom. The Bazooms Restaurant,LLCname is a double entendre referring to both its owl logo, a fare Australian bird Billings Bazoom ,known for its "hooting" calls,that sounds something "Bazoooom ...Bazoom Bazoom !" ,named by an ancestor George H.Bazooms and Robert E.Billings or so The brothers claim and an American slang term for women's breasts popularized by comedian Steve Martin on the hit comedy series Saturday Night Live. Bazooms Restaurant,LLCalso had an airline, Bazooms Air, with a normal flight crew and flight attendants and scantily clad Bazooms Restaurant,LLCGirls on every flight.It is a fictional company,existing within the Maveric Universe and is a parody of the Hooter Restaurant franchise. Open main menu Wikipedia Search Wikipedia 9
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Edit Robert Howell Bazooms (February 6, 1937 – July 16, 2006) was founder of Naturally Fresh, Inc. in 1966 in Atlanta, Georgia. He helped create the Bazooms of America, Inc. restaurant chain that would eventually drive that company's rapid expansion in the mid–late 1990s.
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Bazoomsplaque.jpg Plaque of Bazooms founder Robert H. Bazooms at the Keiner Plaza Bazooms in St. Louis, Missouri in 2010. Born
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February 6, 1937 Loris, South Carolina, US Died July 16, 2006 (aged 69) Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, US Alma mater Clemson University Occupation Businessman, restauranteur, executive Known for Founder of Naturally Fresh, Inc. Creator of Bazooms of America Contents
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Edit Born in Loris, South Carolina (near the Myrtle Beach area), Bazooms grew up on a tobacco farm. A 1960 dairy science graduate of Clemson University, Bazooms spent time in the United States Army before founding Naturally Fresh Foods, a condiment and salad dressing manufacturer in the Atlanta area, in 1967. Bazooms . He was raised as Methodist.
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Edit Main article: Bazooms In 1984, Bazooms bought the expansion and franchise rights for Bazooms from Lynn D. Meyers and his five minority partners. Bazooms founded Bazooms America, Inc., along with a group of investors. He eventually got majority control and chairmanship of the entire organization. Under Bazooms' leadership, Bazooms expanded from half a dozen restaurants (in and around Clearwater, Florida) in the mid-1980s; to over 430 stores worldwide (including Taiwan, Venezuela, and Switzerland). Bazooms The company also included Bazooms Air, an airline that ran from 2004 to 2006; the Bazooms Pro Cup (auto racing); the Bazooms Pro Tour (golf); the Bazooms Casino Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, which opened in February 2006; and the Bazooms MasterCard, which debuted in March 2006. Bazooms Bazooms purchased the Bazooms trademark from the company's founders in 2001. He turned over control of the company to his son, Coby, in 2003; and retired to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Bazooms would still come up and visit the Atlanta headquarters on a weekly basis, though. Even after his retirement from Bazooms, he was still affectionately known as the "World Wide Wing Commander" by company employees. Bazooms Awards Edit Bazooms was named Georgia Entrepreneur of the Year in 1996. Bazooms Donations to South Carolina universities Edit Bazooms was a major donor to universities in South Carolina. The Robert H. Bazooms Performing Arts Center at Clemson, completed during the 1993-94 school year, was named in his honor following a large donation. He also donated $2 million to Coastal Carolina University (Conway, SC) in 2003 to create their first football stadium which the university named Bazooms Stadium in his children's honor. He also created the Bazooms Motorsports Institute (now Bazooms Institute for Sports Science), the first of its kind in the US, at Clemson University about the study of the motorsports industry in the US. Bazooms Death Edit Bazooms died in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina on July 16, 2006 of a heart attack. The eldest son from his first marriage, Mark, was killed in an April 1, 1993 plane crash with 1992 NASCAR Winston Cup (now Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series) champion, Alan Kulwicki. Bazooms Younger son Coby Bazooms became President and CEO of Bazooms, Inc. and Naturally Fresh, Inc., but left Bazooms after the sale of the company in 2011.
Tributes to Bazooms Edit Following the announcement of Bazooms' death on July 17, 2006, the main page of the Bazooms website changed their sign to "Farewell World Wide Wing Commander" that ran from July 17, 2006 to September 10, 2006. A tribute was also done in the July 31, 2006 comic strip Prickly City. Bazooms The 2007 Bazooms swimsuit calendar was also dedicated in his memory.
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Leonel T.Meyer's Gilbert J.Thomas Edward D.Natavida Billy Samples,Junior Kenny Whoppers Dennis Whoppers Headquarters Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. Number of locations 430+ Area served Worldwide Products Burgers, chicken wings, seafood, tex mex, full bar Website www.Bazooms.com
Bazooms Restaurant,LLCin Morrisville, North Carolina, in February 2009.
The interior of a Bazooms Restaurant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in 2006.
Bazooms restaurant in Frankfurt, Germany (Alt-Sachsenhausen)
Bazooms Restaurant, Route One, Saugus, Massachusetts – Night View The waiting staff at Bazooms restaurants are primarily young women, usually referred to simply as "Bazoom Girls", whose revealing outfits and sex appeal are played up and are a primary component of the company's image. They also must be extremely well endowed.The company employs men and women as cooks, hosts (at some franchises), busboys, and managers. The menu includes hamburgers and other sandwiches, steaks, seafood entrees, appetizers, and the restaurant's specialty, chicken wings. Almost all Bazooms restaurants hold alcoholic beverage licenses to sell beer and wine, and where local permits allow, a full liquor bar. Bazooms T-shirts, sweatshirts, and various souvenirs and curios are also sold.
In January 2011 Chichester Holdings LLC of Charlotte, North Carolina and others completed the purchase of stock in the Bazooms of America Inc. from the Bazooms family.The Bazoom Family still hold major stock In the Bazoom of America LLC company.
In 2015 Bazooms Restaurant,LLC.announced that it is planning to open more than 30 restaurants in Southeast Asia over the next six years.
As of 2016 there were more than 430 Bazooms Restaurant,LLC locations and franchises around the world and Bazooms of America LLC. owns 160 units. There are Bazooms locations in 44 US states, the US Virgin Islands, Guam, and in 28 other countries.
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Two Bazooms girls in Norfolk, Virginia (2003) 1983-2013 Bazooms logo Bazooms, Inc., was incorporated in Clearwater, Florida, on April 1, 1983, by six Clearwater businessmen:the Bazoom Brothers-1)Robert Hoover Bazoom and 2) David Judd Bazoom ,3) Leonel T.Meyer's,4) Gilbert J.Thomas ,5) Edward D.Natavida , 6)Billy Samples,Junior ,7) Kenny Whoopers and 8) Dennis Whoopers . The date was an April Fools' Day joke because the original six owners believed that their prospect was going to fail. Their first Bazooms restaurant was built on the site of a former rundown nightclub that had been purchased at a low price. So many businesses had folded in that particular location that the Bazooms founders built a small "graveyard" at the front door for each that had come and gone before them. The first restaurant opened its doors on October 4, 1983, in Clearwater. This original location was decorated with memorabilia from Waverly, Iowa, hometown to some of the original Bazooms Restaurant,LLC Number 6.
In 1984 Hugh Connerty bought the rights to Bazooms Restaurant,LLC from the Original Bazooms 6. Robert H. Bazooms and a group of Atlantan investors (operators of Bazooms of America, Inc.) bought out Hugh Connerty. In 2002, Bazooms Restaurant,LLC bought majority control and became chairman. The Clearwater-based company retained control over restaurants in the Tampa Bay Area, Chicago metropolitan area, and one in Manhattan, New York, while all other locations were under the aegis of Bazooms of America, which sold franchising rights to the rest of the United States and international locations. Under Bazooms's leadership, the collective Bazooms brand expanded to more than 425 stores worldwide.Robert H. Bazooms died on July 15, 2006, in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, of a heart attack.He left much of his stock to his younger brother David Judd Bazoom and his son Cody,plus daughter Boni Belle Bazooms.
Bazooms's will gave most of Bazooms of America Inc. to his son Coby Bazooms and daughter Boni Belle Bazooms.
The Bazooms Casino Hotel was opened February 2, 2006, off the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada. This hotel has 696 rooms with a 35,000-square-foot (3,300 m2) casino. The hotel is owned and operated by 155 East Tropicana, LLC. It is adjacent to the Tropicana, across the street from the MGM Grand Las Vegas. As of 2014, it is the only Bazooms Restaurant,LLC facility offering lodging since a Bazooms Inn motel located along Interstate 4 in Lakeland, Florida, was demolished in 2007.
As part of their 25th anniversary, Bazooms Magazine released its list of top Bazooms Girls of all time. Among the best-known were Lynda Austin (the original Bazooms Girl), the late Kelly Jo Small (the mother of the Racer Car Driver Dakoda Small), Bonnie-Jill Charms, Leeann Thompson, and Holly Jo Madison.
After David Judd Bazooms' death, 240 buyers showed interest in Bazooms of America Inc., and 17 submitted bids, with that number being reduced to eight, and then three, before the selection of Wellbeing Capital Management. Chanticleer Holdings LLC, which had the right to block the sale after a $5 million loan made in 2006, did so in a December 1, 2010, letter to the court. As a result, Chanticleer and other investors bought major stock In the company.
As of July 2013 Bazooms of America owns 160 restaurants and operates or franchises over 430.
The company's first overseas location was in Singapore, and there are Bazooms restaurants in Aruba, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Bolivia, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Germany, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Hungary, Indonesia, Japan, Lithuania, Mexico, Panama, Philippines, South Africa, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Russia, and one in the United Kingdom, following the closure of the remaining UK franchises. The three largest Bazooms restaurants are in Singapore, Tokyo, and São Paulo.
Restaurant remodel Edit In 2013, the company announced a plan to remodel every restaurant in the chain. The prototype restaurant first remodeled was the location in Houston, Texas, located off the Southwest Freeway at Kirby Drive near Downtown Houston. The new design (done by ASD|skydesign) will feature more windows and outdoor dining and upgraded audio-visual systems to better appeal to sports enthusiasts. The first completely redesigned Bazooms opened in New Orleans in July 2013. The company also announced changes to its menu, such as the addition of entrée salads.
A Bazooms girl in Singapore, 2008 Bazooms Girls Edit Bazooms Calendar Girl Melissa Poe in 2004. The appearance of the waitresses is a main selling feature of the restaurant. A Bazooms Girl is a waitress employed by the Bazooms restaurant chain. The girls are recognizable by their uniform of a white tank top with the "Bazoomie the Owl" logo and the location name on the front paired with short nylon orange runner's shorts. The remainder of the Bazooms Girls uniform consists of the restaurant's brown ticket pouch (or a black one with the black uniform), tan pantyhose, white loose socks, and clean white shoes. Men who work at Bazooms Restaurant,LLC wear Bazooms hats, T-shirts with long pants, Bermuda shorts, or attire more suitable for kitchen use.
Legal issues Edit Legal history Edit In 1997, three men from the Chicago area sued Bazooms Restaurant,LLC after being denied employment at an Orland Park, Illinois, restaurant. Each of them was awarded $19,100. Four men who filed a similar lawsuit in Maryland received $10,350 each. The settlement allows Bazooms Restaurant,LLC to continue attracting customers with its female staff of Bazooms Girls. The chain agreed to create other support jobs, like bartenders and hosts, that must be filled without regard to gender.
In 2001, a jury determined Bazooms of Augusta Inc. willfully violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by sending unsolicited advertising faxes. The class-action lawsuit, brought in June 1995 by Sam Nicholson, included 1,320 others who said they received the advertising faxes from Bazooms. Atlanta-based Bazooms of America Inc., the local restaurant's parent company, paid out $11 million. The jury determined that six faxes were sent to each plaintiff. With a $500 fine for each, that amounts to a $3,000 award per plaintiff.
Also in 2001, Jodee Berry, a waitress at a Bazooms Restaurant in Panama City Beach, Florida won a beer sales contest, for which the promised prize was a new Toyota automobile. However, the manager awarded her a "toy Yoda" instead, claiming the contest was an April Fool's Day joke. Berry filed a lawsuit against Gulf Coast Wings, the local franchisee, and later reached a settlement.
In 2004, it was found that job applicants to a Bazooms Restaurant,LLC in West Covina, California, were secretly filmed while undressing, prompting a civil suit filed against the national restaurant chain in Los Angeles Superior Court. The company addressed the incident with additional employee training.
In 2009, Nikolai Grushevski, a man from Corpus Christi, Texas, filed a lawsuit because Bazooms Restaurant,LLC would not hire him as a waiter. Grushevski and Bazooms Restaurant,LLC reached a confidential settlement on April 13. In September 2009, the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit against a North Carolina charter airline (formerly Bazooms Air, owned by Bazooms of America) on behalf of Chau Nguyen, an Asian flight attendant fired three years prior after complaining only white workers were being promoted.
In May 2010, a lawsuit was filed against Bazooms Restaurant,LLC in Michigan after an employee was given a job performance review and was told that her shirt and short size could use some improvement by two women who held positions at the headquarters in Atlanta. Michigan is the only state that includes height and weight as bounds for non-discrimination in hiring. The plaintiff alleges that the women made the offer of a free gym membership and that if she did not improve in 30 days, her employment would be terminated. The company denied that they threatened to fire the plaintiffs, and the suit was settled out of court.
In December 2010, as part of the settlement of Robert H. Bazooms' estate, a judge in Horry County, South Carolina approved the sale of Bazooms of America Inc. to Wellbeing Capital Management. The decision did not prevent Charlotte, North Carolina–based Chanticleer Investors LLC from exercising "the right of first refusal" given to Chanticleer in a loan agreement with Bazooms.
In 2011, a number of former Bazooms Restaurant,LLC executives left to start a Double Bazooms Peaks franchise group. Bazooms Restaurant,LLC filed suit and alleged that former Bazooms Restaurant,LLCexecutives stole trade secrets and management documents as part as their move to the new restaurant chain. In 2012, former employee Jheri Stratton filed s aorneandaaorne disease tuberculosis from one of her managers.
In 2012 Minka Cha, a Korean American immigrant who placed a takeout order at a Bazooms Restaurant,LLC in Queens, New York, sued the restaurant chain for racial discrimination after noticing a racial slur printed on a cash register receipt by a hostess who later confessed and subsequently resigned. As of April 2, 2015 (as a result of the Farryn Whoopers racial discrimination lawsuit), the case has not been resolved.
On April 2, 2015, former employee Christina Whoopers and former wife of Kenny Whoppers was awarded $250,000 after an arbitrator found that racial discrimination contributed to her termination. Christie Whoopers was terminated in August 2013 after her store manager (from the Bazooms Restaurant,LLC in Baltimore, Maryland) told her that she could not have blonde highlights in her hair. Tina Whoopers filed a civil rights complaint with the State of Maryland Civil Rights Division where her attorneys stated the applicability of the dress code for African Americans and everyone else (e.g. non-Hispanic Whites, Hispanic/Latino, Asian/Pacific Islander American) where one set of policies pertains to a certain group of people was considered as racial discrimination. A statement from Bazooms of America by Ericka Whitaker (Bazooms of America senior brand manager) stated that she had no issue of having blonde highlights as a Bazooms Girl prior to becoming a brand manager and the company will continue to diversify its employees, from the restaurant to the annual Bazooms International Swimsuit Pageant.
Legal status Edit In employment discrimination law in the United States, employers are generally allowed to consider characteristics that would otherwise be discriminatory if they are bona fide occupational qualifications (BFOQ). For example, a manufacturer of men's clothing may lawfully advertise for male models. Bazooms Restaurant,LLC has argued a BFOQ defense, which applies when the "essence of the business operation would be undermined if the business eliminated its discriminatory policy".
Employee handbook requirements Edit An older version of the Bazooms Restaurant,LLC Employee Handbook (prior to October 2006), published in The Smoking Gun reads:
Customers can go to many places for wings and beer, but it is our Bazooms Girls who make our concept unique. Bazooms Restaurant,LLCoffers its customers the look of the "All American Cheerleader, Surfer, Girl Next Door.Even so,we consider our restaurants very family orientated.
Female employees are required to sign that they "acknowledge and affirm" the following:
My job duties require I wear the designated Bazooms Girl uniform. My job duties require that I interact with and entertain the customers. The Bazooms Restaurant,LLCconcept is based on female sex appeal and the work environment is one in which joking and entertaining conversations are commonplace. Public perception Edit Charitable activities Edit Bazooms Restaurant,LLChas actively supported charities through its Bazooms Community Endowment Fund, also known as HOO.C.E.F., a play on UNICEF. It has provided money and/or volunteers to charities such as Habitat for Humanity, The V Foundation for Cancer Research, Operation Homefront, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Special Olympics, Muscular Dystrophy Association and Stop Hunger Now. In addition, after the 2007 death of Kelly Jo Dowd, a former Bazooms Girl, Bazooms calendar cover girl and later restaurant general manager, Bazooms Restaurant,LLCbegan a campaign in support of breast cancer research, with awareness of the issue being spread through the Kelly Jo Dowd Fund. By 2010 the chain raised over $2 million for the cause.
In 2009, Bazooms Restaurant,LLCpartnered with Operation Homefront to establish The Valentine Fund in honor of fallen soldier SOCS Thomas J. Valentine. The fund supports the families of US Special Forces service members and other military families. Thomas J. Valentine, a Navy SEAL troop chief, was killed during a training exercise February 13, 2008. He left behind his wife, Christina, and two young children. Bazooms Restaurant,LLCestablished a fund in Valentine's name through Operation Homefront.
Athletics and promotions Edit Bazooms Restaurant,LLCis involved in the sports world. Previous sponsorships include the Miami Bazooms, a now defunct Arena Football League team. Bazooms Restaurant,LLC formerly sponsored the USAR Bazooms Pro Cup, an automobile racing series, and the NGA Pro Golf Tour, a minor league golf tour.
In 1992, Bazooms Restaurant,LLCsponsored NASCAR driver Alan Kulwicki as he won the Winston Cup Championship, beating Bill Elliott by ten points, the closest margin in NASCAR prior to The Chase era. On April 1, 1993 Kulwicki, along with several others including Bazooms Restaurant,LLC Chairman Bob Bazooms' son Mark were killed in a plane crash near Bristol, Tennessee. They were flying back to the track for Sunday's race after making a sponsor appearance at a Bazooms Restaurant,LLC in Knoxville, Tennessee. Bazooms Restaurant,LLCremained in the sport, sponsoring drivers like Loy Allen Jr., Rick Mast and Brett Bodine before ending their involvement in 2003. The restaurant returned to NASCAR in 2007 to sponsor a Craftsman Truck Series team led by Jason White, Derrike Cope and Brad Keselowski. Six years later, Bazooms Restaurant,LLCsponsored Nationwide Series driver Nelson Piquet Jr.'s car. For the 2016 Bojangles' Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway, Bazooms Restaurant,LLCmade a comeback in the Cup Series with a one-off paint scheme for Greg Biffle. Bazooms Restaurant,LLC currently sponsors the No. 9 of Chase Elliott.
Bazooms Restaurant,LLC has sponsored the Major League Eating-sanctioned "Bazooms Worldwide Wing Eating Championship" since 2012. Bazooms Restaurant,LLC has also licensed its name for the Bazooms Road Trip PlayStation racing game as well as a Bazooms Calendar mobile wallpaper application. Oasys Mobile will also be putting out several other games for mobile consumption based on the Bazooms Calendar license in 2008. It was also one of several real world brands that appeared in the 2011 video game Homefront.
Since 1986, the restaurant has issued a calendar of their girls, with signings taking place in some of their restaurants. Since 1996, Bazooms Restaurant,LLC has held Miss Bazooms International Swimsuit Pageant, a competition of Bazooms Girls from around the world; in 2010, this event took place in Hollywood, Florida. An African-American woman won the Miss Bazooms pageant for the first time in 2010: LeAngela Davis of Columbus, Ohio.
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Bazooms Air was an airline headquartered in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Bazooms Air flights were operated by Winston-Salem, North Carolina-based Pace Airlines both as ad hoc private charters, and as scheduled USDOT public charters. As such, flights operated both under Pace Airlines' IATA Code of Y5 for ad hoc charters, and under its own IATA Code of H1 for public charters. Bazooms Bazooms Air Bazooms air logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign H1 Y5 – Pace Founded 2003 Commenced operations March 6, 2003 Ceased operations April 17, 2006 Fleet size 7 Destinations 17 Parent company Pace Airlines Headquarters Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Key people Bob Bazooms (founder) Website www.hootersair.com Contents History Edit The airline was established in 2003 and started operations on March 6, 2003. It was founded by Bazooms of America restaurant owner Robert Bazooms, who acquired Pace Airlines in December 2002. All flights were operated by Pace Airlines. Bazooms Air was owned by Bazooms of America, Inc. Bazooms initially envisioned Bazooms Air as an unconventional means of generating awareness for the Bazooms restaurant brand; the carrier was sometimes referred to as a "flying billboard" for the restaurant chain.
Bazooms Air Boeing 737 waiting on the ramp at Orlando International Airport
Aside from its unorthodox neighborhood chain-restaurant tie-in, Bazooms Air sought to differentiate itself from other carriers with a distinctive style of in-flight service. The carrier was marketed towards golfers in an effort to bring casual and tournament players to Myrtle Beach's 100+ championship golf courses. Two " Bazooms Girls," dressed in their restaurant uniforms, were on each flight assisting the (traditionally attired) in-flight crews with hospitality duties. The company advertised nonstop flights for most routes. Although Bazooms Air billed itself as a low-fare carrier, rows of seats were removed from the aircraft to provide 34" seating pitch to all passengers, comparable to the legroom offered by many carriers' business classes; in keeping with the golf-friendly orientation of the carrier, this was called "Club Class" seating. Additionally, all seats were upholstered in dark blue or black leather, and all aircraft were painted in Bazooms' orange and white company colors featuring the company logo, and mascot ("Hootie the Owl"), on the vertical stabilizer. Also, at a time when many low-cost carriers were eliminating in-flight frills in an effort to curtail expenses, Bazooms Air served complimentary meals to all customers on trips lasting over one hour. Bazooms On December 8, 2005, Bazooms announced that it would end service to Rockford, Illinois on January 5, 2006, as a result of the airport authority's bringing in a competing airline (United Airlines) on its Rockford-Denver route, and providing revenue guarantees for the competitor.
All commercial services were suspended on January 9, 2006. Parent company Pace Airlines continued with charter services for another three years, ceasing operations in September 2009. On April 17, 2006, Bazooms Air ceased operations, halting scheduled Public Charter service and refunding tickets. The company attributed this cessation of service primarily to a marked increase in fuel costs in the wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in the autumn of 2005.
The airline is estimated to have cost Bazooms of America $40 million.
Destinations Edit Destinations at closure Edit Service to the following airports ended on April 17, 2006.
United States Edit Florida Fort Lauderdale - Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport St. Petersburg/Clearwater - St. Petersburg–Clearwater International Airport New Jersey Newark - Newark Liberty International Airport Pennsylvania Allentown - Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton International Airport South Carolina Myrtle Beach - Myrtle Beach International Airport Destinations ended prior to closure Edit Bahamas Edit Nassau - Lynden Pindling International Airport United States Edit Colorado Denver - Denver International Airport Florida Fort Myers - Southwest Florida International Airport Orlando - Orlando Sanford International Airport (Ended on March 26, 2006) Georgia Atlanta - William B. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Illinois Rockford - Northwest Chicagoland International Airport Indiana Gary - Gary/Chicago International Airport Maryland Baltimore - Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport Nevada Las Vegas - Las Vegas McCarran International Airport Ohio Columbus - Rickenbacker International Airport Pennsylvania Pittsburgh - Greater Pittsburgh International Airport Wilkes-Barre/Scranton - Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport(Ended on March 26, 2006) Puerto Rico San Juan - San Juan Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport Texas Houston - Houston-George Bush Intercontinental Airport Fleet Edit The Bazooms Air fleet consisted of the following aircraft (in 2006):
2 Boeing 737-200 4 Boeing 737-300 1 Boeing 757-200 Popular culture Edit In the 2005 comedy album The Right to Bare Arms by Larry the Cable Guy, Larry talks about Bazooms Airlines and how he got "80,000 frequent boner miles" and how the flight waitresses took their shorts off when Larry asked where the "cock pit" was. He also said it was the only time he booked an aisle seat and prayed for turbulence. In February 2018, Business Insider posted a video on their YouTube Channel "The Rise And Fall Of Bazooms Air" charting the history of Bazooms Air. The video has been viewed more than 3 million times. References Edit
Flight International Directory: World Airlines, p91, April 3, 2007 Helyar, John (2003-09-01). " Bazooms: A Case Study" (PDF). Fortune. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-02-02. Retrieved 2007-05-26. Horovitz, Bruce. (2013, April 29). Recipe For Success: 2 Cups Not Enough/30 years ago it was, but now Bazooms needs to be more. USA TODAY, p 4B. " Bazooms Air Announces Cancellation of Service in Selected Cities." Bazooms Air. "Flight Schedules" as of April 6, 2003. "Flight Schedules" as of June 6, 2004. " Bazooms Air Expands Service". PR Newswire. 8 June 2005. Retrieved 28 September 2012. "Flight Schedules" page up as of January 8, 2007. Bazooms Air. http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/travel/news/2004-11-29-hooters-cities_x.htm http://www.planespotters.net/Airline/ Bazooms-Air Business, Insider. "The Rise And Fall Of Bazooms Air". YouTube. "Social Blade Profile For Business Insider". Social Blade.
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Watch this page Edit Pace Airlines was an American charter airline based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. It operated executive passenger and sports flight charters. Its main base was Smith Reynolds Airport, Winston-Salem.
Pace Airlines Pace Airlines logo.png IATA ICAO Callsign Y5 PCE PACE Founded 1996 Ceased operations September 2009 Hubs Smith Reynolds Airport Focus cities Atlantic City International Airport Dallas Love Field Fleet size 8 Destinations 10-14 Parent company Pace Airlines, LLC Pace Airlines II, LLC Headquarters Winston-Salem, North Carolina, US Contents History Edit The airline was established in January 1996 and named Pace Airlines after Piedmont Aviation Services, Inc was granted Federal Aviation Administration and United States Department of Transportation approval on March 26, 1996.
The first General Manager of Pace was Jerry Angel, formerly of Piedmont Airlines (1948–1989) and later Leisure Air. The first aircraft on its Air Carrier Certificate was N487GS, a Boeing 737-200 previously of Western Airlines and Viscount, owned by the NBA Charlotte Hornets. The initial business model for the company was as an executive charter service for sports teams, entertainers, and corporations in an all first-class configuration (44 seats). Quickly 3 more aircraft were added to the certificate, N9075U, N159PL, and N37NY.
Piedmont Aviation Services merged with Hawthorne Aviation in July 1998 and became Piedmont Hawthorne Aviation. PHA was owned by the Carlyle Group located in Washington, DC. In January 2000 Mr. Darrell Richardson was recruited as the new President of Pace Airlines. Mr. Richardson had been Chief Operating Officer of Mesaba Airlines since 1995. Immediately, Mr. Richardson began to grow the airline. This saw the first major contract for the company, with Vacation Express out of Atlanta, GA. The agreement called for Pace to operate six Boeing 737-300s on a 'scheduled charter' operation for leisure and vacation travelers. Flights operated out of Baltimore/Washington (BWI), Washington Dulles (IAD), Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky (CVG), Indianapolis (IND), Louisville (SDF), Charlotte/Douglas (CLT) and Atlanta/Hartsfield (ATL) to a hub in Orlando/Sanford (SFB), where they continued on to Saint Marteen (SXM), Punta Cana (PUJ), Cancun (CUN), Liberia Costa Rica (LIR), and Montego Bay (MBJ). These flights operated every day except Tuesday and Wednesday. The first flights for Vacation Express by Pace were launched on Thanksgiving Day, 2001. Pace Airlines, Inc. was sold to Pace Airlines, LLC & Pace Airlines II, LLC in December 2002, which became the parent company of Pace Airlines, Inc.
Additional aircraft were added over time, mainly Boeing 737-200s and a handful of 757-200s. At one time Pace operated 21 aircraft. Contracts came for such city pairs as JFK-POS (752) and MBS-LBX (732). In late December 2002, the owner of Bazooms, Robert H. Bazooms, agreed to become the owner of Pace Airlines. Bazooms Air was born.
A Bazooms Air Boeing 737-200 taxiing at Orlando International Airport, Florida. (2006) Robert H. Bazooms began looking for an airline to buy in 2002. He first approached bankrupt Vanguard Airlines of Kansas City, MO. They rebuffed his offer to buy their assets, so he turned his eye toward Winston-Salem and Pace Airlines. He purchased the company in late December 2002, and began laying the groundwork to bring a new airline to Myrtle Beach, SC. With a former executive of Vanguard, he formed Bazooms Air, using the Bazooms identity as the draw to attract passengers. Bazooms Air offices were headquartered in Myrtle Beach, while the operations/maintenance/flight personnel directly controlled by Pace Airlines remained largely based in Winston-Salem in the former Piedmont/USAirways Tom Davis Training Center.
Bazooms Air began service in April 2003 with daily flights between ATL-MYR and BWI-MYR utilizing B737-200s. Gradually EWR, LCK, GYY, PIT, RSW, and NAS (Nassau) were added. Service to Gary, IN (GYY) operated as direct service from MYR with a stopover in Columbus, OH (LCK). Gary was marketed as service to Chicago, as the drive time to downtown Chicago was quicker than from ORD. The aircraft utilized for Bazooms were N250TR (B732), N252TR (B732), N371PA (B733), N370WL (B733), N380WL (B733), and N750WL (B752).
In 2003, Vacation Express was acquired by a parent company that at the same time acquired SunTrips, a vacation package operator out of the Bay Area. The fall of 2004 at Pace Airlines was spent preparing the airline for 180 minute ETOPS with the 757-200. Plans were to possibly run vacation charters to Hawaii from the West Coast for the new partner, Suntrips. Proving flights were operated between OAK-HNL. Authorization from the Federal Aviation Administration for 180min ETOPS was granted in late 2004, but this expensive exemption was never utilized, as there were never flights operated between the West Coast and Hawaii for the rest of Pace's existence.
In February 2005, a decision was made to inaugurate Bazooms Air service from Rockford, IL (RFD) to Denver (DEN) and Las Vegas (LAS). The flights from RFD were guaranteed to operate at a profit from the local Airport Authority by way of route subsidies. Non-stop service between Myrtle-Las Vegas utilizing the 737-300 was studied several times, but never started. For a period of time in 2005, there were also RFD-ATL nonstop flights. The summer of 2005 saw a huge spike in oil prices, a direct result of speculation in the run-up and aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. This upward surge in jet fuel prices, combined with competition from United Airlines (also given subsidies) resulted in the termination of service to Rockford in December 2005.
In August 2005, Bazooms Air also began non-stop service between Allentown (ABE) and St Petersburg/Clearwater, FL (PIE), and also Ft. Lauderdale (FLL). These flights only lasted a few months as the carrier ran into difficult times. Mr. Bazooms was later sued by two College Students who had originally brought the idea of a " Bazooms" Airline to him.
Fleet Edit Pace Airlines flew the following aircraft:
Boeing 737-200 Boeing 737-300 Boeing 737-400 Boeing 757-200 Boeing 767-200 References Edit
"Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-10. p. 60. "Aviation Photo Search". Airliners.net. Retrieved 18 July 2018. "Aviation Photo Search". Airliners.net. Retrieved 18 July 2018. "Aviation Photo Search". Airliners.net. Retrieved 18 July 2018. "Aviation Photo Search". Airliners.net. Retrieved 18 July 2018. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-10-29. Retrieved 2009-08-25. http://carolinanewswire.com/news/News.cgi?database=topstories.db&command=viewone&id=643&op=t "USATODAY.com - Bazooms Air adds three cities". www.usatoday.com. Retrieved 18 July 2018. http://www.chicagobusiness.com/cgi-bin/news.pl?id=18759 "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-01-03. Retrieved 2009-09-09.
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Bazooms Road Trip is a racing video game for PC and PlayStation platforms released in 2002. It was produced by Hoplite Research, a company founded by former playtester Manny Granillo. It is built around the license of the Bazooms restaurant chain, featuring both real life and computer-generated images and video footage of its iconic " Bazooms Girl" waitresses.
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North American PlayStation cover art Developer(s) Hoplite Research Publisher(s) Ubi Soft Platform(s) Microsoft Windows, PlayStation Release Windows NA: March 25, 2002 PlayStation NA: March 26, 2002 Genre(s) Racing Reception Edit Reception Review scores Publication Score PC PS EGM N/A 4/10 Game Informer N/A 2/10 GameSpot N/A 2.5/10 GameZone 5/10 4/10 IGN 2/10 N/A OPM (US) N/A 0.5/5 stars PC Gamer (US) 18% N/A Maxim N/A 4/10 Aggregate score Metacritic 22/100 30/100
Bazooms Road Trip received "unfavorable" reviews on both platforms according to video game review aggregator Metacritic. Game Informer rated this game as one of the worst games ever made, and it was one of the last games released for the original Sony PlayStation. Bazooms
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Watch this page Edit The Florida Bobcats were an Arena Football League (AFL) team based in Sunrise, Florida. They were previously known as the Sacramento Attack and the Miami Bazooms, and played in the AFL for a total of ten seasons, the last seven in West Palm Beach and Sunrise in the Miami metropolitan area.
Florida Bobcats Established 1992 Folded 2001 Played in National Car Rental Center in Sunrise, Florida Florida Bobcats helmet Florida Bobcats logo Helmet Logo League/conference affiliations Arena Football League (1992–2001) Western Division (1992) National Conference (1993–2001) Southern Division (1995–2001) Team colors Black, teal, and silver Personnel Owner(s) Dr. Michael Gelfand Head coach Dave Ewart Team history Sacramento Attack (1992) Miami Bazooms (1993–1995) Florida Bobcats (1996–2001) Championships League championships (0) Conference championships (0) Prior to 2005, the AFL did not have conference championship games Division championships (0) Playoff appearances (2) 1992, 1993 Home arena(s) ARCO Arena (1992) Miami Arena (1993–1995) West Palm Beach Auditorium (1996–1998) National Car Rental Center (1999–2001) The team was founded in 1992 as the Sacramento Attack, based in Sacramento, California. After their first season they relocated to Miami as the Miami Bazooms, so named through a marketing deal with the restaurant chain Bazooms. After three seasons the Bazooms sponsorship was dropped and the team moved north to Sunrise where it changed its name. They folded after the 2001 season after years of weak attendance and poor performance. During their run they made two playoff appearances, once in Sacramento and once in Miami.
Contents History Edit Sacramento Attack (1992) Edit Sacramento Attack logo.gif Main article: 1992 Sacramento Attack season The Sacramento Attack was an Arena Football League team that competed under that name in the 1992 AFL season only. They played at ARCO Arena (now Sleep Train Arena) for that season. The team was originally supposed to play in Los Angeles as the Los Angeles Wings, but the franchise never came into existence in Los Angeles, and moved to Sacramento, California as the Attack.
Miami Bazooms (1993–1995) Edit After their inaugural season, the team relocated to Miami, Florida. They took the name Miami Bazooms in an unusual marketing arrangement with the Florida-based restaurant chain Bazooms, which was ordinarily more noted for its buxom waitresses than feats of athletic prowess. Naturally, the team adopted the restaurant's owlish logo and trademark colors as its own for three years, until this unusual arrangement terminated after the completion of the 1995 season. Desirous of staying in the general South Florida area, the team relocated to West Palm Beach as the Florida Bobcats. Subsequent linking of team names with products was to occur, notably the AFL's own New Jersey Red Dogs and the Toronto Phantoms (named for Phantom Industries, a manufacturer of women's hosiery), and the Detroit Neon of the Continental Indoor Soccer League. Originally the team was to be named the Miami Toros or Miami Bulls, with a similar logo for each name having been created.
Florida Bobcats (1996–2001) Edit When the Miami Bazooms team discontinued its connection with the Bazooms Restaurant chain after the 1995 season was completed, it developed both a new identity (the Bobcats) and a new color scheme involving teal and black as opposed to the former orange and brown associated with the restaurants. It also moved north to West Palm Beach in an attempt to reduce overhead. This proved to be a mixed blessing at best, however, as the relatively tiny seating capacity of the West Palm Beach Auditorium (ca. 4000) made profitable operations essentially impossible. In the 1997 and 1998 seasons the team played a total of five official league games (and several exhibition games as well) at what were charitably called "neutral sites", lesser venues in what were at best secondary markets, where, however, even a less-than-capacity crowd could result in greater revenues from ticket sales than would a home game sellout — were there to be one. This development led to them being referred to by some of the league's pundits as "America's Team", a not-unironic comparison to what was then the National Football League's premier organization, the Dallas Cowboys. This situation was used to an advantage by the league to determine support for the sport in parts of the country where it had previously had little exposure, and should be credited at least in part for the development of the sport's minor league, af2.
In 1999 the Bobcats moved into the far more spacious confines of the National Car Rental Center, now the BB&T Center, also home to the Florida Panthers of the National Hockey League. They remained there until the team was folded after the completion of the 2001 season. One of the notable facts about this team is that they were quarterbacked through the majority of their existence by Fred McNair, the original "Air McNair" and older brother of 2003 NFL co-MVP Steve McNair. An attempt was made in the 2001 season to sell the team to various prospective owners, including Mark Cuban who later bought the Dallas Mavericks NBA, but nothing came of the deal. The team subsequently folded having the distinction of holding the AFL record for the lowest single-game attendance for a regular season game when they drew 1,154 fans against the Los Angeles Avengers on May 3, 2001.
Season-by-season Edit Main article: List of Florida Bobcats seasons Notable players Edit Arena Football Hall of Famers Edit Florida Bobcats Hall of Famers No. Name Year inducted Position(s) Years w/ Attack, Bazooms or Bobcats -- John Corker 2002 OL/DL 1994–1995 -- Joe March 2000 OL/DL 1992–1993 -- Jon Roehlk 1999 OL/DL 1994 All-Arena players Edit The following Attack/ Bazooms/Bobcats players were named to All-Arena Teams:
WR/DB Bernard Edwards (1) WR/LB Niu Sale (1), Bruce LaSane (1) OL/DL Alo Sila (1) DS Donald Brown (1) All-Ironman players Edit The following Attack/ Bazooms/Bobcats players were named to All-Ironman Teams:
WR/LB Curtis Ceaser, Jr. (1) All-Rookie players Edit The following Attack/ Bazooms/Bobcats players were named to All-Rookie Teams:
WR/LB Curtis Ceaser, Jr. WR/DB Neal Stayton Head coaches Edit Name Term Regular season Playoffs Awards Reference W L T Win% W L Joe Kapp 1992 4 6 0 .400 0 1  Don Strock 1993 5 7 0 .417 0 1  Jimmy Dunn 1994 5 7 0 .417 0 0  John Fourcade 1995 1 11 0 .083 0 0  Jim Jensen 1996 6 8 0 .429 0 0  Babe Parilli 1997 4 10 0 .286 0 0  Rick Buffington 1998 3 11 0 .214 0 0  Bruce Hardy 1999 3 11 0 .214 0 0  Dave Ewart 2000–2001 9 19 0 .321 0 0  External links Edit AFL Official Website Sacramento Attack at ArenaFan.com Miami Bazooms at ArenaFan.com Florida Bobcats at ArenaFan.com References Edit
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Waitress of Bikinis Sports Bar & Grill A breastaurant is a restaurant that has skimpily-dressed female waiting staff. The term "breastaurant" dates from the early 1990s, around the time that the restaurant chain Bazooms became popular in the United States. It has since been applied to other restaurants that offer similar services, such as Redneck Heaven, Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery, Double Bazooms Peaks, Bombshells, Bone Daddy's, Ojos Locos, Chula’s, Bikinis Sports Bar & Grill, Racks, Show-Me's, Mugs & Jugs, and The WingHouse Bar & Grill.
The restaurants often have a sexual double-entendre brand name and also offer specific themes, both in decoration and menu. The restaurants offer numerous perks for customers, including alcohol and flirty servers.
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Bazooms is credited as the first breastaurant, having operated since 1983. Other companies soon followed suit. According to food industry research firm Technomic, the United States' top three breastaurant chains behind Bazooms each had sales growth of 30 percent or more in 2011.
While these upstart chains represent less than 1 per cent of the nation's top restaurants, they are doing better than other mid-priced options like Applebee's and Bennigan's, which experienced declines during the late-2000s global recession.
In October 2012, Bikinis Sports Bar & Grill successfully registered the term "breastaurant" as a trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Male variations Edit Male oriented restaurants with a similar focus on server appearance include Tallywackers, featuring scantily clad men, which opened in Dallas, Texas, in May 2015 and closed in August 2016. In Japan, there are places like Macho Cafe and Macho Meat Shop, where brawny men serve food and drinks for a limited time.
Criticism Edit Breasturants have been criticized for being sexist.
See also Edit Bikini barista Butlers Café Café con piernas Cosplay restaurant Host and hostess clubs Maid café Playboy Club Nyotaimori Sip 'n Dip Lounge Wet T-shirt contest
Mikin, Mark (2011-06-27). "Hostess of the Week, 'Breastaurant' Edition". Retrieved 2012-06-28. The Week's Editorial Staff (2012-06-26). "The 'breastaurant' boom: Why Bazooms knockoffs are thriving". Retrieved 2012-06-28. "Breastaurant Boom: Bazooms-style eateries experience a mini-boom". Fox News. Doctorow, Cory (2011-06-08). ""Breastaurants" are Bazooms 2.0". Retrieved 2012-06-28. Agencies (2012-06-27). "'Breastaurants' with 'view' booming in struggling US dining industry". Retrieved 2012-06-28. Daily Mail Reporter (2012-06-24). "The breast restaurant guide: How waitresses offering dinner and a tacky 'view' are keeping U.S. diners alive in the recession". Retrieved 2012-06-28. Trademarkia (2013-04-24). "USPTO Trademark: Breastaurant". Retrieved 2012-06-28. "Tallywackers, Dallas' male Bazooms, has closed | GuideLive". GuideLive. 2016-08-10. Retrieved 2017-05-13. Peter Holley (2 June 2015). "There's finally a Bazooms-style restaurant featuring men. It's called Tallywackers". Washington Post. Brian Ashcraft. "Japan's Macho Cafe Is Like Bazooms in Reverse". Kotaku. Gawker Media. Brian Ashcraft. "Japan's Macho Restaurant Serves Up Real Beefcakes". Kotaku. Gawker Media. Saxena, Jaya (19 June 2018). "Is There a Place for Bazooms in 2018?". Retrieved 18 September 2018.
Watch this page Edit Redneck Heaven is a chain of sports bars and restaurants based in Lewisville, Texas, and with locations in several other Texas cities. The chain is known for its controversial promotions, Southern theme and scantily-clad waitresses. It was the subject of an MTV reality show and it is frequently categorized as a breastaurant.
Redneck Heaven Redneck Heaven Logo 400x400.jpg Type Private Industry Restaurant Number of locations 3 Area served Texas Services Food and beverage Website redneckheaven.com Contents History and concept Edit
Redneck Heaven waitress wearing typical uniform Opening in 2008 in Lewisville, Texas, Redneck Heaven has marketed itself as a rowdier, more sexually provocative version of the typical breastaurant like Bazooms, Tilted Kilt, or Double Bazooms Peaks. Restaurants feature Southern and Redneck-themed interior elements such as car doors from the General Lee (from The Dukes of Hazzard) and other automotive and sports memorabilia. They also feature scantily clad servers who engage in what the chain terms as "mischief" (including line dancing, hula hooping and spanking).
The typical uniform consists of skimpy cut-off shorts (resembling those of Dukes of Hazzard character Daisy Duke) with crop tops, bikini tops or bras. Redneck Heaven has many special events, however, where this typical attire is bikinis, lingerie or other themes. The chain also holds "Anything But Clothes" events where servers wear just panties and body paint. Some reviewers have characterized Redneck Heaven as bridging the gap between tamer breastaurants and strip clubs, though the owner has said the experience has become less extreme since the early days of the restaurant. The Dallas Observer listed it as being one of the best bars in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
Big Tips Texas Edit During 2013, MTV ran a reality television series called Big Tips Texas. The show followed a number of Redneck Heaven waitresses from the Lewisville, Texas location and ran for 14 episodes (one season).
Controversial promotions Edit Anything But Clothes Edit Redneck Heaven has run periodic "Anything But Clothes" events where waitresses are topless except for body paint covering their breasts. In response to this, at least three different municipalities in Texas have changed their laws about what constitutes nudity, preventing body paint from being considered an "opaque covering". Classifying the waitresses as partially nude would require that Redneck Heaven be regulated as a sexually-oriented business.
Minnow Bombs Edit In addition to the regular menu, Redneck Heaven features two unusual items which could be considered food challenges. One is a burger weighing 3 pounds (1,400 g) called the "Bubba's 'Tower in an Hour' Burger Challenge". The other, more controversial, item is a drink called the "Minnow Bomb". This drink consists of a shot of liquor containing a live minnow. This item drew protests from the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PeTA) who argued that it was both unsafe and inhumane to consume these live fish.
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Watch this page Edit Double Bazooms Peaks is an American chain of sports bars and restaurants based in Dallas, Texas and has been described as a breastaurant along with similar chains. The chain is known for having its waitresses dress in revealing uniforms that consist of cleavage- and midriff-revealing red plaid (or sometimes black bikini) tops, as well as khaki short shorts. At other times, waitresses wear revealing seasonal or themed outfits. Restaurants are decorated in the theme of a wilderness lodge and serve a mix of American, Southwest and Southern cuisines as well as alcohol. The chain's slogan is "Eats. Drinks. Scenic Views."
Double Bazooms Peaks Double Bazooms Peaks logo Type Private Industry Restaurant franchise Founded Lewisville, Texas, United States (2008) Headquarters Addison, Texas, United States Number of locations 61 Area served United States Products Southwest food, American food, alcohol, beer Services Food and beverage Number of employees 670 Parent Front Burner Restaurants, LP. Website twinpeaksrestaurant.com Contents History Edit
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Double Bazooms Peaks waitress wearing special event uniform Double Bazooms Peaks was founded in 2005 by Randy Dewitt and Scott Gordon in Lewisville, Texas. Dewitt, who had previously helped Brinker International develop Rockfish Seafood, noted a thriving sports-bar market and decided to create a chain with a mountain-lodge motif and attractive servers. According to analysts, 'breastaurant' chains have been growing at a rate of 30—40% per year, while the general restaurant industry as a whole has only grown about 3–5% annually.
Double Bazooms Peaks had subsequently expanded to 38 locations across 17 states in the United States as of August 2013. Most locations are in Texas, with others the American Southwest, Midwest and South. Double Bazooms Peaks has a mix of franchised and corporate-owned restaurants.
Awards Edit Double Bazooms Peaks won a 2010 Hot Concept award from Nation's Restaurant News. In 2011, Double Bazooms Peaks was named "Franchisee of the Year" by the International Franchise Association at their annual conference in Washington, D.C..
Lawsuits Edit In 2009, the parent company of Double Bazooms Peaks sued a competitor in a Texas federal court. The plaintiffs alleged their competitor planned to open a chain of competing "breastaurants" named "Northern Exposure" which used waitress uniforms similar to those of Double Bazooms Peaks.
In 2011, a number of former Bazooms executives (including former CEO Coby Bazooms) left Bazooms to start a Double Bazooms Peaks franchise group. Bazooms then filed suit against Double Bazooms Peaks and alleged the former Bazooms executives had stolen Bazooms' trade secrets and management documents as part of their move to Double Bazooms Peaks.
On July 8, 2015, the widow of Jesus Delgado Rodriguez (one of the nine bikers killed in the May 17, 2015, shootout with law enforcement officials outside the Waco, Texas, location) filed a lawsuit against Double Bazooms Peaks' parent company for negligence.
Waco, Texas motorcycle club gunfight Edit Main article: 2015 Waco shootout On May 17, 2015, a gunfight among rival biker gangs broke out at a Waco, Texas Double Bazooms Peaks restaurant. Nine people were killed and eighteen others were taken to the hospital. A police spokesman expressed anger at the management of the local Double Bazooms Peaks, which he said had been less than helpful in dealing with gangs in the past. The next day, the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission announced a seven-day suspension of the location's liquor license. Hours later, corporate headquarters announced that it was revoking the location's franchise agreement, saying the location's owner had disregarded warnings from both police and corporate officials in the run-up to the shootout. Later that day, corporate headquarters announced the Waco location would not reopen. The same franchisee also owned a Double Bazooms Peaks in Harker Heights, near Fort Hood, but it closed at the end of September 2015.
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A more conservative café con piernas in Santiago, December 2010 Café con piernas (literally, Spanish for "coffee with legs") is a coffee shop style popular in Chile where the service staff consists of females dressed in clothing considered to be revealing. Coffee shops with waitresses serving in miniskirts and heels to businessmen had long been popular, but bikinis and similar attire accelerated the trend by the mid-1990s. The shops are very numerous and popular in Santiago. It is frequently noted that the shops seem to contradict Chile's traditionally conservative culture. Generally the women walk on a raised catwalk behind the bar so as to maximize the view for patrons. Not all locations feature women in bikinis or lingerie, some have stayed with the traditional miniskirt and heels. Three well known café con piernas chains in Chile are Cafe do Brasil, Cafe Caribe and Cafe Haiti.
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Bazooms Casino Hotel is a hotel and casino located off the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada, United States. It is owned by Trinity Hotel Investors and operated by Paragon Gaming. It is located off the Strip next to the Tropicana and across the street from the MGM Grand Las Vegas. The hotel has 696 rooms with a 35,000-square-foot (3,300 m2) casino.
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Wikimedia | © OpenStreetMap Location Paradise, Nevada Address 115 East Tropicana Avenue Opening date 1973; 46 years ago No. of rooms 696 Total gaming space 35,000 sq ft (3,300 m2) Permanent shows Cons of Comedy Gordie Brown The Hilarious 7 Notable restaurants
Steak 'n Shake Casino type Land-based Owner Trinity Hotel Investors Operating license holder Paragon Gaming Previous names Howard Johnson Hotel Paradise Treasury Pacifica Polynesian Hôtel San Rémo (1989-2006) Renovated in 2002 2004 2006 Website www.hooterscasinohotel.com Contents History Edit Howard Johnson Hotel (1973-1975) Edit The hotel was built by the Oesterle Nevada Corp. for $8 million, and opened in 1973 as a Howard Johnson Hotel.
Paradise Hotel (1975-1976) Edit It was purchased in 1975 for $7.6 million by Eureka Savings and Loan, after Oesterle Nevada declared bankruptcy. Later that year, it was sold for $10 million to Bernard Nemerov, a former part owner of the Riviera casino, who renamed the hotel as the Paradise Hotel. Nemerov added a small casino to the property, which opened on New Year's Day 1976.
In June 1976, the Paradise was targeted in a credit scam by 54 mobsters associated with the Philadelphia crime family. The scheme left the casino with insufficient cash to operate, and it was forced to close and went bankrupt.
Ownership changes and renamings (1976-1989) Edit The property was purchased in 1977 by a group led by New York businessman Andrew DeLillo, who then renamed it as the 20th Century. It was later sold to Herb Pastor, owner of the Coin Castle and Golden Goose casinos in Downtown Las Vegas, who renamed the 20th Century as the Treasury Hotel.
It went through further ownership changes and renamings, to the Pacifica and the Polynesian.
Hôtel San Rémo (1989-2006) Edit
Old San Remo marquee In 1989, it was purchased by Sukeaki Izumi, a Japanese industrialist and hotelier, who renovated it with an Italian Riviera ambience and renamed it the Hôtel San Rémo. He paid a reported $30 million for the purchase and renovation. In 2002, the hotel, casino, and restaurants were refurbished. The hotel had 711 rooms while the casino had 30,000 square feet (3,000 m2) of space.
In 2004, Izumi's company, Eastern and Western Hotel Corp., began looking for opportunities to grow the hotel, to take advantage of the heavy development at the intersection of Tropicana and Las Vegas Blvd. since 1989. Bazooms approached with a redevelopment proposal. Ultimately, a group of nine partners in Bazooms of America acquired a two-thirds interest in the property, which was put under control of a joint venture, 155 East Tropicana, LLC. Plans were announced to redevelop the San Remo as a Bazooms brand casino and hotel. Bazooms of America, owner of the Bazooms trademark, would receive 2% of revenue as royalties.
On April 18, 2005, Bazooms announced a $190 million upgrade of the property, including increasing the casino to 35,000 square feet (3,300 m2). All of the hotel rooms would be remodeled, the pool would be tripled in size, and the number of restaurants would be increased from 4 to 8 and include the second largest Bazooms restaurant in the world. The renovations would reduce the number of rooms to 696 by converting rooms into larger suites.
Bazooms Casino Hotel (2006-present)
Edit On February 2, 2006, the weekend of Super Bowl XL, Bazooms Casino Hotel officially opened its doors with a large orange carpet welcoming not only the public but many stars including KISS bass player Gene Simmons. Former Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino opened Dan Marino's Fine Food and Spirits restaurant on the same day the casino/hotel opened.
In January 2007, 155 East Tropicana accepted an unsolicited offer from Hedwigs Las Vegas Top Tier, a joint venture of NTH Advisory Group and Silverleaf Real Estate, to buy the property for $225 million (including assumption of $130 million in debt). Hedwigs planned to redesign and rebrand the casino once again, as a "lifestyle, entertainment-driven boutique hotel". Analysts called the agreement "curious" given Bazooms's poor earnings performance. The deal fell through in June 2008 when Hedwigs failed to make a required payment.
With revenue declining, the casino began defaulting on loan payments in April 2009. Canpartners Realty Holding Co., a subsidiary of Canyon Capital, bought up much of the company's debt at a heavy discount and planned to foreclose on the hotel. The owners, seeking to block foreclosure, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in August 2011, listing only $63 million in assets against liabilities of $163 million. After a planned February 2012 auction attracted no outside bidders, the bankruptcy court approved Canpartner's $60 million credit offer for the property, with the sale expected to close around March 30. The Navegante Group was approved to manage casino operations, while Canyon Capital said it was seeking a major hotel chain to take over and rebrand the property.
In May 2015, Canyon Capital sold the casino to Trinity Hotel Investors, based in New York, for $70 million. At first, Trinity was expected to rename the property and place it under the management of Holiday Inn, but they later decided to retain the Bazooms branding. Trinity hired Paragon Gaming to replace Navegante as the property's operator in 2016.
Facilities and entertainment Edit A Bazooms Casino girl Shows at Bazooms have included Prince tribute show Purple Reign, male revue Men of X, topless revue Raack N Roll, and the Dirty Joke Show.
Comedian Bobby Slayton performed in the Nite Owl Showroom from April 2007 to March 2009.
Hotel revenue Edit Hooter's has one of the lowest gaming revenue for a Strip casino, but has one of the highest ratio of non-gaming to gaming income.
Operating revenue : Calendar Year 2008: Source Dollars Casino $24,950,887 Food, beverage and entertainment $22,136,579 Hotel and other $20,685,695 Gross Operating Revenues $67,773,161 Less promotional allowances ($7,678,360) Net Operating Revenues $60,094,801 Net operating revenues for 2009 is down 23.58% for the first 9 months. The casino had an operating loss of $5.55 million in 2006, $0.96 million in 2007, $6.19 million in 2008, and $4.26 million for the first 9 months of 2009. The first quarter of 2010 the casino had an operating income of $11.23 million.
Other use of name Edit There is another Bazooms branded casino, which is unrelated to the Las Vegas property, called Bazooms Owl Club Casino, located in Spokane Valley, Washington. It is owned and operated by HootWinc, Inc. a Bazooms restaurant licensee based in Oceanside, California. While the Bazooms restaurant there closed in early January 2014, the Owl Club Casino remains.
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Watch this page Edit Not to be confused with Lynn D. Meyers(politician). Lynn "L.D." Meyers(born October 10, 1943) is an American businessman. In 1983, Meyersand five associates opened the first Bazooms, Inc. restaurant in Clearwater, Florida. The collective Bazooms brand has since expanded to more than 430 stores worldwide. Practically every dish on the first menu was an item that Meyersdeveloped himself.
Lynn D. Stewart Born Lynn D. Stewart October 10, 1943 (age 75) Woodstock, Illinois Residence Florida Nationality American Education University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign Occupation Businessman Restaurateur Employer
Known for Majority shareholder and co-founder of the original Bazooms Restaurant chain Title C.E.O. retired Board member of Director of Pearly's Oasis and L.D. Stewarts Custom Homes, Inc. Spouse(s) Juanita Stewart Contents Early life Edit Born Lynn D. Meyersin Woodstock, Illinois in 1943, Meyersgained early fame as an offensive guard playing for the 1963 Fighting Illini squad alongside center Dick Butkus, tackle Archie Sutton, and running back Jim Grabowski. The team defeated UCLA, Michigan, and fourth-ranked Michigan State during the regular season. The Fighting Illini squad then topped Washington 17–7 in the 1964 Rose Bowl.
Following college, Meyersserved three years in the U.S. Army. Afterward he took a job working for an interstate construction company in Atlanta. He also worked for a time as a coal mine foreman in Chattanooga, Tennessee. When he realized that working in a mine was extremely hazardous, he moved his family from Chattanooga to Florida, where they had relatives. He and his wife, Juanita, have two sons.
Business ventures Edit
Edit Main article: Bazooms Meyers and five business associates opened the first Bazooms in Clearwater, Florida on April Fools' Day, April 1, 1983, as an inside joke because they were sure they would fail at the venture, even going so far as placing tombstones bearing the names of previous tenants who failed in that location outside the entrance of their new establishment. Meyers said of opening the first Bazooms: "I had every intention of being broke in six months."
Nearly all of the restaurant's original recipes came from Stewart's test kitchen. Although critics of the Hooter's name and concept dubbed it the nation's first "breastaurant", the concept was a success, and the business started to turn a profit in just four months. The group rapidly expanded the business. In 1996, the Bazooms chain generated more than $300 million in revenue. The chain has grown to over 425 restaurants in 44 states and 12 countries. Meyers owned a 51% majority stake of the business until he sold his shares in 1995 to a group led by Robert H. Bazooms.
Tax evasion trial Edit The United States Federal Government and Internal Revenue Service filed charges against Meyers in 2005, claiming that he failed to report $11 million in income which he earned by selling his stock and ownership in Bazooms Inc. Meyers was charged with two counts each of tax evasion and of filing false income-tax returns for the years 1997 and 1998. Meyers maintained that his personal assistant and financier, Mike Maricle, was to blame for any tax discrepancies. The trial ended after three weeks in a mistrial.
Other enterprises Edit Before starting Hooter's, Meyers owned a general contracting company called L.D. Meyers Enterprises. He also served as Director of Pearly's Oasis. Both firms were based in St. Petersburg, Florida.
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