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Waco Hooters Open For Business

Hundreds of patrons -- mostly men – munched on chicken wings and hamburgers served by waitresses in low-cut tank tops and tight shorts Tuesday at Hooters' grand opening in Waco.

The opening comes months after about 60 ministers tried to stop the restaurant's construction.

Rev. Greg Brumit, who disapproved of the increased traffic in the neighborhood as well as the skimpy outfits, said no more protests were planned.

Last fall, Brumit was among dozens of ministers who wrote a letter to city and county officials, saying Hooters should not come to Waco.

Waco is home to Baylor University, the world's largest Baptist university. It is certainly not the first place Hooters has faced opposition.

In Arlington in 2002, some residents said the restaurant could attract students at a nearby high school and corrupt them.

The group, called Decency for Arlington, helped block Hooters from getting a beer permit, although the restaurant opened anyway.


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