She’s got nothing but love for the iconic Hooters brand
By Kiko Miyasato
For Lucy Cronkite, the Hooters uniform is actually a step in a more conservative direction. “I’m wearing more here than I ever did,” said Cronkite, a Hooters girl/server at Hooters Casino Hotel. Cronkite began working on the Las Vegas Strip as soon as she turned 16, as a lifeguard at Caesars Palace and Palms pools, where she wore bikinis. When she turned 18, she set her sights on becoming a Hooters girl—and it’s been a nonstop ride up the ladder ever since. “I will never quit being a Hooters girl; I just love it.”
She started out as a hostess at the Hooters restaurant, and once she hit 21, she started serving. But that’s not all Cronkite does. “As soon as I started working here I broke out of my shell,” she said. She now “raises awareness for the Hooters brand” by being one of the company’s promotional girls, and she’s even in the Hooters 2013 calendar. Only three girls from the property made it into the national calendar. “I am hoping to go to the (annual Hooters swimsuit) pageant this year and represent the casino,” she said.
But for now you can catch Cronkite taking care of her customers at the restaurant. “People come in here for the girls; they’re coming in here for us (there are about 200 Hooters girls propertywide). You want to deliver to them the best possible atmosphere,” she said. “It’s like a big sorority; we’re really fun girls. … You’re gonna leave here with a smile on your face.”
Hooters goes old school with the Mai Tai, but puts its own slant on it. Mixed with light and dark rums, amaretto, pineapple juice and grenadine, it’s a refreshing cocktail, perfect for the warmer temperatures headed to Vegas. A promotion that just can’t be overlooked when visiting Hooters Casino Hotel: $4 for any beer. That’s right, just $4 throughout the whole property gets labels including Blue Moon, Newcastle, Guinness, Stella Artois, Miller, Bass, Heineken and more.