New trademark solidifies Austin-based chain Bikinis as America's only "breastaurant"
The federal government's made a landmark decision, one that's likely to change the nation's culinary landscape forever.
Doug Guller — owner of the Austin-based Bikinis Sports Bar & Grill as well as a small town he rechristened "Bikinis, Texas" — revealed that he officially trademarked the word "breastaurant" through the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
"It just further solidifies that Bikinis is America’s only breastaurant."
Long used as a snarky moniker to describe the Hooter's-style dining concept, some thought the term was an embarrassment to owners of chains like Twin Peaks and Bone Daddies.
But not for Guller, whose pioneering efforts to take back the derogatory term has now given him exclusive rights to the word as the cleavage-and-chicken-wings industry continues to boom across the country.
“We’re really excited about receiving this federal trademark,” Guller says in statement. “Our team has worked hard over the last seven years to offer a unique experience to our fans. It just further solidifies that Bikinis Sports Bar & Grill is America’s only breastaurant®.”
Note Guller's careful use of "unique" — especially considering that, like its rivals, Bikinis is virtually identical to a Hooters . . . except it's a little newer and the waitresses wear cowboy boots and bikinis instead of white tank-tops and creepy schoolgirl sneakers.
As the company continues efforts to expand from its 12 brestaurants to 50 by 2018, Guller is moving along with his plan to convert the city of Bikinis into the Lone Star State's biggest party town. The Austin Business Journal reports that a proposed reality show about the town is also in the works.