Chucky Lands A New Job

August 29th, 2012

“Jimminy Christmas! You ladies smell a lot better than Mike Tirico. I’ll give you that.”

The most famous former Hooters employee likely never to have worn a bra is reconnecting with his ex-employer.

Soon you’ll be seeing Jon Gruden pitching wings, beer and good times for the famous 430-plus-location chain, reports Nation’s Restaurant News. has confirmed that Gruden will be seen in a variety of Hooters advertisements, including an Internet campaign on this website.

Gruden worked at Hooters on Hillsborough Avenue in Tampa during his college days.

“I was good at shaking the wings and shucking the oysters. If you’re good, you can shuck two or three dozen in an hour. . . You want to make sure the batter is evenly distributed. You don’t want to bruise the bird,” Gruden told the St. Pete Times in 2003.

It’s unclear whether Gruden quit that job or was fired with three years left on his kitchen-boy contract.

Joe doesn’t get how Chucky will attract more football fans to Hooters than, say, a gorgeous Hooters girl, but it’ll be fun to see how he attacks his new gig.

16 Responses to “Chucky Lands A New Job”

  1. flmike Says:

    This is what you’re leading with today?

  2. Jessup Says:

    Two or three dozen per hour? That would get you fired. Try a dozen in 5 minutes. Doesn’t sound like he actually did what he said cause he is clueless.

  3. TheRealVince Says:

    “Jiminy Christmas—I LOVE THESE WINGS.”

  4. admin Says:

    Joe here,

    @flmike – Joe doesn’t “lead” with anything. Every story gets the same play, and Joe operates 24/7.

  5. OAR Says:

    I was just going to say that!
    I thought your “lead in” was back in August 2008?
    Keep up the awesome work!

  6. Mr. Patrick Says:

    He will let the girls run patterns only 5 yards from their waitress stations

  7. Buc Fan #237 Says:

    Buc Trivia Question #2002:

    Who was the Buc’s head coach the year they won the Super Bowl?

  8. Miguel Grande Says:


    Heads up, might want to have your lawyers check this story out. I don’t believe it slanderous or libelous. I don’t want to cause trouble.

    One Friday night, around 1984-1985, I was in the Hillsborough Hooters for a pitcher of beer, delicious grouper sandwich and curly fries. Some guy in a Hooter’s shirt, might actually have been Gruden, came up to me and said he needed a few big guys to throw out an unruly customer. It wasn’t the manager but some kid that worked behind the counter. He asked if I would help?

    He said he needed help because it was a local professional football player, an offensive lineman. When he pointed him out to me, I laughed, this guy was picking up waitresses by the crotch with one hand and lifting over his head while chugging beer from a pitcher in his other hand. There was a look of absolute terror in the eyes of his selected waitresses. The girls kept the pitchers coming. It was funny and scary at the same time.

    I declined to assist, this guy’s forearms were bigger than my thighs.

    It was the late Steve Courson who came here from the Steelers and later admitted that his body was created by steroids. His heart gave out on him at a very young age.

    Maybe, Joe can get a confirmation from Gruden himself. I’m sure he would never forget that spectacle.

  9. mcbuc Says:

    Joe…As much as I love Chucky, please do not make him the morning cup of Joe at any time!

  10. Mike J Says:

    ”#@^#&*+%*&#* oysters!” Said Chucky,continually….

  11. Eric Says:

    That Jon Gruden is living a tough life.

  12. espo Says:

    No super bowl winning coach of mine has ever worn a bra!

  13. MTM Says:

    Gruden is a perfect match for Hooters both went out years ago. Nothing like girls in grandma panty hose and short shorts slinging fried crap and draft beer. Gruden is living off of the past as well. I would rather turn down the volume and put it on caption than listen to the dribble that rolls out of his mouth. And BSPN stop showing the Chucky glares during interviews. The WWE thinks he is over the top!

  14. Eric Says:

    There are people who don’t like Hooters?


  15. Vic Says:


  16. Patrick Says:

    Jon Gruden just seems to have done extremely well ever since he got fired.

    We haven’t. lol.