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Hooters Girls vs StrippersI was out having lunch at Water Tower place the other day when a heated argument ensued over the difference between Hooters girls and strippers. Of course, this conversation had to take place over buffalo wings and way too many beers.

I’ve had the good fortune of working with many exotic dancers who were either part-time Hooters waitresses, or former employees . There are plenty of girls out there who get jobs waitressing at Hooters that have no intention of ever working in a club dancing. On the other hand,  I’ve worked in enough strip clubs to know that some of the most successful and best looking strippers once worked as a Hooters waitress.

Although Hooters hostesses and waitresses perform their job in sexy tight shorts, it’s a far stretch to lump them in the same category as strippers. A Hooters girl is probably not likely to give a private lap-dance, or strip at your next bachelor party. As you might have guessed, the inebriated group I was with totally disagreed.

Why do so many Hooters Waitresses turn to stripping?

Imagine working at a restaurant all day with scores of men asking you out on dates, slipping phone numbers and encouraging you to dance to make more cash. Day in and day out-you hear the same shit.  A few bad days serving burgers and you might think, ” I wonder how much I could make stripping?”  In all honesty, it’s the perfect transition.

For many girls, trying their luck at a Gentlemen’s club seems pretty logical. I once saw five girls start go-go dancing at a Chicago nightclub, and all of them quit within a week. They come to find out that stripping is a lot harder than it seems.

Dancing at an adult club is in a completely different universe than waitressing at Hooters. Mainly the biggest difference is the social stigma that is associated with dancing and stripping for money. Secondly, dancers are independent contractors and are at the mercy of what’s given in tips. Thirdly, strippers have to pay the club to work, and Hooters waitresses punch a clock.

While there may be many similarities between Hooters girls and your favorite neighborhood strippers, they are totally different.

By, Chicago Strippers Forum Writer, GS


Getting a job stripping or exotic dancing for an agency is an easy process.

If you’re trying to make extra money, and have been wondering about what’s involved in getting a jobs as an exotic dancer for a club or private company in Chicago, then this info is for you.

How to Get Hired at Strip Clubs

The process for getting hired as an exotic dancer at the majority of Chicago strip clubs is generally standard across the board, and accomplished through the audition process.  Each club is vying for fresh, attractive girls who will bring in new customers. In the corperate world, you are expected to send a resume and take part in an interview process. This is not so when your trying to find work stripping!  Here is my best advice for women who ar interested in getting a job dancing in Chicago clubs:

  • Call the club and find out what hours audtions are held
  • Bring your drivers lisence or state ID
  • Make sure your nails, hair and make-up look as beautiful as possible
  • Be respectful and nice to each staff member you come in contact with

Just keep in mind that strip clubs literally have dozens of women seeking employment each week. It is not important to be a great dancer, but it is important to prepare for your audition by looking the best you can be.

What Not to Do

I would highly reccomend that you not call and request speaking to managers or owners about how to get a job dancing at the club, unless it is the establishments normal procedure. You might be a smoking hot, incredible looking girl but staff members can’t see what you look like on the phone, no matter how well you describe yourself. In my experience managing clubs: the person who answers the phone at a club can proivde you with all the information you need, and in many instances schedule your audition.

Private Companies

There are numerous private adult entertainment companies in Chicago, and across Illinois that offer exotic dancing jobs. In many cases, these agencies book strippers and exotic dancers for bachelor parties, divorce parties, birthday parties and special events. In this case, it’s completley ok to call the company and ask to speak to the owner or manager about the hiring process.

A majority of the time, these types of places will ask you to e-mail a picture and schedule a time to meet. In some instances, you may be asked to audition, or to peform at a few shows before being hired on a regular basis. It really is all up to the discression of each company.

I would reccomend having someone (preferably a professional) take a classy and sexy photo of you. You don’t have to look like a model, but obtaining a job as an exotic dancer it’s difficult to do with out pictures.


Drinking can be a huge problem for exotic dancers. There are many social and psychological reasons why.

I’ve seen countless strippers in Chicago and from other big cities develop an addiction to alcohol over the years ( I myself was not immune from my own addictions when I danced).  Addiction really isn’t something that starts out of no where.  Most substance abuse begins in a social setting which progresses from abuse to dependency.

Although the term “drunk stripper” might be popular and funny in our lexicon, alcohol is the most abused substance in the world and is a serious, as well as major problem for exotic dancers.  At Chicago Strippers Forum, we could use your insight, advice and opinion on how to help men and women in our industry cope with dependency.

From Fox News: Strip Club Forced to Pay for Stripper’s Drunk Driving Choice

Feel free to help others by leaving a comment on how our industry can tackle this serious problem.

by: Mr. Goodtimes