Hooters, the best known of America’s “breastaurant” chains, is suing a Florida escort company for its recent Craigslist ad that read “Now hiring Hooters girls $100 per hour.” (Incidentally, if you’re interested in a great non-fiction title on the lives and untimely deaths of several Craigslist escorts who were likely the victims of a serial killer, then I strongly recommend Robert Kolker’s Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery. I’ve been reading it over the holiday, and must praise the author for portraying the victims as human beings instead of disposable or faceless “hookers.”)
Hooters of America, the restaurant chain known for its skimpily clad waitresses, is suing a Florida escort service it says tarnished Hooters’ trademarks as it sought to hire away its employees.
The lawsuit, filed on Thursday in federal court in Fort Lauderdale, says that Nikki’s Escort Service and its proprietor Nikki Swafford posted ads on the Tampa site of Craigslist.com stating: “Now Hiring Hooters Girls $100 Per Hour.”
The ads were accompanied by a photo of women wearing the chain’s official uniform.