See Why This Sign in a Women's Hooters Bathroom Is Going Viral

LAS VEGAS - FEBRUARY 02:  Hooters Girl Charmaine Fobbs carries drinks at the Hooters Restaurant during the grand opening of the Hooters Casino Hotel February 2, 2006 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The property, on the site of what used to be the Hotel San Remo, features 696 rooms, several bars and restaurants, including Dan Marino's Fine Food & Spirits, and 250 Hooters Girls working as cocktail servers, bartenders and dealers in the 30,000 square-foot casino and the Hooters Restaurant.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

See Why This Sign in a Women's Hooters Bathroom Is Going Viral

Guess the bartenders and patrons have a super special relationship.

Published January 12, 2017

When thinking about locales that have women’s best interests in mind, Hooters is not exactly at the top of the list. The chain is, after all, known for putting ladies in tiny shorts while serving sub-par wings. But Hooters South Africa is shaking things up.

A Facebook post that’s going viral shows that the restaurant (or at least one of its South African branches) has implemented a new tool for women who feel threatened at the restaurant. According to a sign in the women’s restroom, ladies who feel unsafe are encouraged to go to the bartender and order an “angel shot.” It’s code — order the shot neat and the bartender will walk you to your car, order it with ice and they’ll call you a Lyft or an Uber, order it with lime and they’ll call the police.

This policy is brilliant and we hope it spreads to more restaurants. If a woman is put in an unsafe situation, even in public, it can be hard to get out of it without exacerbating things — angry men don’t exactly calm down when you try to extricate yourself from them. The angel shot is a discreet way for women to find safety (presuming the Uber driver isn’t dangerous either. The world is terrible!).

Bravo to Hooters! Although we will say that we feel really, really bad for any woman who has to meet a Tinder date there.

Written by Jocelyn Silver

(Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)


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