All has not been favorable for this American dining-chain these past few years. It’s been plagued by everything from questionable business ventures to shifts in American dining habits.
What used to be a reliable spot to find American comfort food is now an inconsistent eatery where the food is often more disheartening than comforting.
Hooters may have been a trailblazer back when they opened their first location in 1983, but the business isn't booming anymore for the orange and white purveyor of wings and cleavage. There's some speculation that the drop in sales is due to decreased interest in objectifying women in today's increasingly progressive climate.
Many people feel uncomfortable when going to Hooters, so imagine what it's like being a waitress there? Care for a side of uneasiness with your chicken wings? We didn't think so.
Buffalo Wild Wings
Few foods are as typically American as buffalo wings, but that's not providing much solace for this chain.
Originally founded in Ohio, Buffalo Wild Wings is an international chain that currently operates more than 1,200 locations around the world, but lately, their branches have been closing.
California Pizza Kitchen
When is a delicious pizza not appealing? The pizzas from California Pizza Kitchen are advertised as delicious, but the thing is, their pizzas aren't anything special.
And when it came time to eliminate partially hydrogenated oils from all their products, they were dragging their feet. They even had to recall their frozen pizzas a few years ago after discovering little plastic pieces in the pizzas. Yikes!
On The Border
Nowadays, anyone can log onto any restaurant's website to get all the nutrition stats they might want to see before making an order. This is definitely a win for those healthy-minded individuals and those looking to keep an eye on their gut. But On The Border's nutrition guide doesn't provide any information on trans fat or sugar, which are quite important when considering health.
So is this a mere coincidence? Probably not. If we had to speculate, this was probably a calculated move to assure those who care about health aren't scared off. And guess what? When they're shady like that, then it's a sure sign they're stuck in the medieval ages.