The “Breastaurant” Hooters is BUSTED.. .thanks in part to Millennials being less interested in breasts than their elders.
People from the age of 18 to 24 are 19% less likely to search for breasts on pornographic website Pornhub compared to all other age groups, according to an analysis conducted by the website.
For comparison, Pornhub visitors from the ages of 55 to 64 are 17% more likely to search for breast-related content.
Millennials’ pornography preferences seem to be part of a wider trend.
“At the moment, larger breasts are out, though I’m sure they’ll come back,” Sarah Pedersen, professor of communications and media at Robert Gordon University, told Playboy. “We tend to react to what went before.”
For “breastaurants” like Hooters and Twin Peaks, a loss of interest in breasts is bad for business. The number of Hooters locations in the US has dropped by more than 7% from 2012 to 2016, and sales have stagnated, according to industry reports.
Part of Hooters’ struggles are tied to the sales slump that is hitting most sit-down causal-dining chains. But a lack of interest in waitresses’ cleavage — especially when there are breastaurants like Twin Peaks promising more scandalous experiences elsewhere — likely isn’t helping.
Hooters has struggled to win over millennials for some time now. In 2012, the chain attempted to revamp its image with updated decor and new menu items to attract more millennial and female customers.
While porn habits may change, millennials still love chicken wings.