How are the locals reacting to the combination of cute girls and wings? Well, Israeli newspaper Haaretz just sent their food critic over to Hooters:
After all, we have all sorts of things from the U.S.- Nile fever, McDonalds, and even a few poisonous snakes - so why not Hooters? The odd thing about all of this, even to the must curmudgeonly critic, is that none of this seems the least bit vulgar. As you talk to the waitresses a bit, you realize they seem to be nice post-army college and university students; that their costumes, as skimpy as they may be are more “cute” than “sexy”; and most of those dining here, ranging in age from 4 to well into their golden years, seem to be having a genuinely good time, taking it all comfortably in stride as if attending a show put on for their entertainment. Children are given balloons and toys with which to play and adults are treated with warm friendliness. The food is probably best described as traditional American fast food. Thankfully, as I discovered, it is far from junk food. We opened our meal with four dishes that arrived at the table at the same time. A Tex-Mex style quesadilla: a tortilla folded over melted cheese proved soft and full of flavor and the tomato salsa served with it was well made; the fried onion rings were tasty as well; and the cheese sticks we tried, of puff-pastry dough rolled about a soft, meted cheese were great fun to eat.