Are “Breastaurants” needed in Hoboken?

Would Hobokenites flock to “Booby Hour” over Happy Hour?

Entrepreneur Magazine had an interesting article recently – about “Breastaurants” (i.e., with scantily clad waitresses) that are making huge profits everywhere.

Hoboken is slated to have it’s first “Breastaurant” Tilked Kilt (at the Metrostop) one of these days.

On why the recent surge in popularity: “It’s hard to say exactly why these public man caves took hold in the last few years. Some think a shift away from political correctness or toward a more sexualized culture made the concepts more acceptable. Others believe that as Hooters sales flattened and expansion stalled, like-minded entrepreneurs saw a niche that wasn’t being filled.”

On whether these establishments turn off women: “These concepts have to target women to be successful. One third of their customer base is female, and they have to make an effort to make women feel comfortable. I characterize ourselves as very PG-13, when a guy empties his pockets on the dresser and his wife sees a Tilted Kilt receipt, it’s going to be fine. I was surprised when franchisees started asking for high chairs. We are no threat to women, and we train our servers to make a connection with women at the table first.”

Do you think that – despite it’s decrepit, out of the way location – Tilted Kilt would still attract the same profitable rush of ogling eyes?

Or are the “sexy” patrons of Hoboken’s existing bars and restaurants effectively serving the same niche?

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9 Comments on "Are “Breastaurants” needed in Hoboken?"

mooshu
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mooshu

I’m OK with a breastaurant, especially one far away from where we live. Like this one.

How about Hoboken evens things out with a ‘chestaurant’, a place where near-shirtless men serve meals? Is that so wrong?

animal_lover
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animal_lover

I vote the patrons are serving the same niche.

johandsomeison
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johandsomeison

I can’t even see what’s on the plate, I’ll looks like a brain at first glance.

I clearly do see “Pam and Veronica” popping out

rich k
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rich k

There is absolutely zero construction at either end of the building, so don’t hold your breath, no matter how good you look in blue.
I agree with CapnJohn – Amelia’s would have been very nice. This part of town is aching to break out. If the arts center weren’t continually on life support this restaurant would be nicely situated to catch the evening HBLR commute and the performance crowds. But the bad zoning of the surrounding neighborhood guarantees no night life, just empty streets with buildings right up to the property line, a dry cleaner or liquor minimart on every corner, and nothing in between other than the occasional garage door.
And the tiny oasis that is DC’s.

CapnJon
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CapnJon

yep, live Prag said, those of us in the wild west need options indeed. i don’t care if it’s crappy boobytime or if it’s gourmet, just give us anything (that’s edible). if you remember, when they were building MetroStop, they claimed they were going to have Amelia’s restaurant there (from Jersey City)… that would’ve been great. i wonder how many new hoboken residents over there bought places thinking it was really going to happen…

cptkirk1701
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cptkirk1701
CapnJon, I am sure some bought for that reason…..Amelia’s in one end and a Starbucks at the other was the ‘catch’ Of course “the economy” was blamed for a lack of anything there (four yrs later). ANYTHING but a place like this! That would bring down the low-lifes….wait until the cops get called on a nightly basis….first fight? first sexual assault? propert damage? And God-forbid if it involves one of the condo owners as a victim Here’s something Hoboken doesn’t have: a nice Jazz club for the town (Like Trumpets in Montclair, which is across the street from train station. The area is in great need of ‘something’back there and NOT ANOTHER dry-cleaner OR nail salon OR Chinese takeout……I really wouldn’t want to see what the St. Patricks Day Parade mayhem would bring to the building and its residents….and your telling me NO other owner would want to put a restaurant there? NO other coffee place (Hello? Dunk’n Donuts a few blocks away has a line outside everyday)……even a 7/11 or WaWa would make a buck right outside the train station….who does the marketing for this property?[quote comment=”207649″]yep, live Prag said, those of us in the wild west need options indeed. i don’t care if it’s crappy boobytime or if it’s gourmet, just give us anything (that’s edible). if you remember, when they were building MetroStop, they claimed they were going to have Amelia’s restaurant there (from Jersey City)… that would’ve been great. i wonder how many new hoboken residents… Read more »
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