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In 1983, the first Hooters restaurant opened, unofficially inventing the "attentive service sector" restaurant industry. Colloquially known as breastauarants, these man cave-themed eateries trade on young women's sex appeal to serve up booming profits.

Episode sources:

"'Breastaurants' Ring Up Big Profits." http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/219606

"Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Working at Hooters." http://www.businessinsider.com/hooters-waitress-tells-all-2013-1

"Father-Son Bonding at Hooters: Sexist or Harmless?" http://www.thedailybeast.com/witw/articles/2013/11/27/daddy-bloggers-weigh-in-on-father-son-bonding-at-hooters.html

"Hooters' Most Embarrassing Moments Over 30 Years." http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2013/10/04/hooters-breastaurants-casual-dining-hooters-girls/2914187/

"Hoots Greet the Settlement of Hooters Sex-Bias Lawsuit." http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1997-10-01/news/9710010254_1_hooters-girls-hooters-restaurant-settlement

"How 'Breastaurants' Took Over the Casual Dining Industry." http://www.businessinsider.com/breastaurant-2011-5

"I Went to Tallywackers, the New 'Hooters for Women' in Dallas." http://www.womenshealthmag.com/sex-and-love/hooters-for-women

"Leaked Memo Reveals What 'Breastaurants' Actually Think of Their Customers." http://thinkprogress.org/health/2015/05/19/3660516/twin-peaks-internal-memo/

"Life as a Hooters Girl." http://www.nytimes.com/1998/07/05/nyregion/atlantic-city-life-as-a-hooter-girl.html

"The Psychological Toll of Being a Hooters Waitress." http://www.businessinsider.com/the-toll-of-being-a-hooters-waitress-2015-8

"Twin Peaks: 'Hooters Just Wasn't Racy Enough'." http://www.bloomberg.com/bw/articles/2014-09-25/inside-twin-peaks-americas-fastest-growing-restaurant-chain

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