There's no end to the ways restaurants can insinuate women's breasts into their decor — subtly or otherwise.
Hooters, with more than 300 locations nationwide, does it with white tank tops, flesh-colored pantyhose, and orange spandex booty shorts. At Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery, which has locations in Boca Raton and Fort Lauderdale, the servers are known for sporting the company's Celtic-style garb, butt-grazing plaid skirts, and tight, cropped tops.
Today, the most recent newcomer to the "breastaurant" sector — Twin Peaks Restaurant — is giving away its signature "scenic views" with servers decked out in tightly cropped plaid shirts, short belted shorts, and UGG-like boots.
One of the nation’s hottest sports-themed restaurant chains, Twin Peaks is billed as the "ultimate sports lodge" and "man cave" but is best-known for its sparsely dressed Twin Peaks Girls. Founded in 2005 in the Dallas suburb of Lewisville by restaurant veterans Randy DeWitt and Scott Gordon, last year the company was named America’s Fastest Growing Restaurant Chain by Bloomberg Businessweek, ringing in a total of $165 million in sales.
Now a national chain, it currently has 66 locations in 23 states, including Florida, with locations in Orlando and Pensacola.
The Dallas-based franchise will open its first South Florida location in Davie in the coming months. The restaurant will be part of a larger expansion plan developed by the Florida Restaurant Franchise Group (FRFG) and its subsidiary, Jafrejo Holdings, LLC, which is planning to open ten locations across South Florida via additional sites planned for Pembroke Pines, West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and Doral.
According to Jack Flechner of FRFG, who is operator of Twin Peaks in South Florida, Davie will present the perfect location to introduce the Twin Peaks brand to South Florida.
The new restaurant will be located at the Tower Shops plaza and will feature more than 20 high-definition flat-screen TVs, at least 20 draft beers poured at a freezing 29 degrees (per company policy), and a menu of classic American comfort foods with dishes like pulled pork nachos, pot roast, chicken-fried steak, and venison chili.
Twin Peaks Davie will also be home to a team of Twin Peaks Girls, the concept’s name for the bevy of female servers. This week, the new restaurant will hold open auditions every day except Sunday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Renaissance Hotel (corner of I-595 and Pine Island Road). The Twin Peaks Davie Facebook page says no experience is required, but be sure to "dress to impress."
According to the company's website, becoming a Twin Peaks Girl comes with many perks, including flexible hours to accommodate student school schedules, prepaid tanning and fitness packages, and a chance to star in national modeling campaigns. There's just one catch: A job here requires you to don the official Twin Peaks Girls gear, a pro-cheerleader-inspired “Lumber-Jill” costume.
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"Guys love a place that offers craveable man food, cold drinks, and all their favorite sports," said Kristen Colby, senior director of marketing at Twin Peaks. "It's the ultimate sports lounge."
Yeah, that's what they love about it.
Twin Peaks will open at 2000 S. University Drive, Davie. Call 954-306-6191, or visit twinpeaksrestaurant.com.
Nicole Danna is a food writer covering Broward and Palm Beach counties. To get the latest in food and drink news in South Florida, follow her @SoFloNicole or find her latest food pics on the BPB New Times Food & Drink Instagram.