Fathers Day is right around the corner, which means your Dad is probably ready to fire up the BBQ and cook his own meal Sunday. But if you are looking for somewhere to take him on his special day, earn a few paternal bonus points and not spend a fortune, there are a few places giving out free goods.
HOOTERS - Funny, I don't remember Hooters giving away free stuff on Mothers Day. But on this Sunday June 16th if you buy 10 wings, Dad gets 10 wings. Kicks under the table from Mom when Dad ogles the waitress are also free.
SWIMSUIT PAGEANT - And to try to change the subject when Mom is glaring at Dad whose eyes are looking where they probably shouldn't, be sure to bring up that Dad needs to head back to Hooters on June 27th to catch the Hooters 17th Annual International Swimsuit Pageant. You can watch it live only at Hooters that night (or encore airings in July on Fox).
WINGS DAY - Family still speaking to each other? Then be sure to tell Dad that Wednesdays are Wings Days at Hooters* where $6.99 will get you a Wingsday Platter of 10 Boneless Wings and Fries.
MORE FATHERS DAY FREEBIES - If you think that taking Dad to Hooters might not be the best idea, there are many other places that are offering free goodies Sunday. Spaghetti Warehouse will give away free spaghetti or lasagna entrees (with soup and salad) to dads who bring in downloaded coupons from the chain's website. Shoney's is giving Dads Hot Fudge Cakes with entrée purchases. TCBY frozen yogurt is giving away free, six-ounce cups and at some stores, cones. Buca di Beppo will give Dads free cannoli with down-loadable coupons.
*I have no problems with Hooters. I own the Hooters cookbook and love the wings. But the one time I did go to Hooters the difference in treatment given to men and women was pretty funny. At our table (2 men, 2 women) you could still tell that the waitress focused more on the men. Watching the waitresses talk to men who were at tables without women was entertainment in itself. And just as an FYI, as a waitress in my younger days, I learned early on, if there is a woman at a table with men, pay attention to her...the tips were much bigger that way.