Tomorrow marks the first day of a whirlwind training visit from the corporate office in Atlanta. The visit will consist of training new certified corporate trainers for both Hooters Girls and bartenders and doing image and service classes with all the girls hired in the last year. Basically we’re getting a visit to make sure we continue to be totally awesome.
Luck for us, we run a fairly strict store. This means that we do a pretty good job of keeping up corporate standards day in and day out. Not only does this make us more successful as a restaurant, it means that when corporate decides to show up we don’t look like total asshats. Instead of freaking out and doing a total overhaul of our store, a little cleaning is all it takes to be corporate ready.
I mean let’s be honest here, when corporate shows up it’s sort of like your parents coming home after a long weekend away. It’s not like we’re the type of kids that have crazy keggers, we’re more the type that let the dishes pile up and forget to water the grass so that it goes a little brown on the edges. A bit of elbow grease and time and mom will never know that we ate Hot Pockets off the good china.
In addition to a little extra cleaning, we’ve worked toward uniform perfection as well. I won’t sugarcoat, some of us who may have worn xxs shorts when we were hired, might need to go up a size today. It’s not that me resizing a girl’s shorts is mean, it’s a way to keep her ass from hanging out in unflattering ways. And trust me, I’m not even a quarter as blunt as corporate will be. Better to fix the problems now.
So all the provisions have been made and corporate will be welcomed with open arms. Of course last time I was told my lips needed to look fuller. That has not been fixed. But besides my lips, I’m totally ready for corporate.