Nov 4, 2009

"All the Hooters you can take"

While Wal-mart saw 'throngs' of people and over a half million dollars in sales its opening day, KERO was helping the community realize where its other important commercial responsibilities lie, the new and first Bakersfield Hooters restaurant opened last week.

New customers waited over an hour for the chicken and beer. No really. Apparently that's what people do at Hooters. Nevermind the panning camera shots of Hooters waitresses KERO provides. They have chicken wings and beer.

Long lines at the new Wal-Mart and Hooters make you wonder if unemployment in Bakersfield is keeping the affected workers out of these stores or spurning spending habits an excuse to entertain or distract themselves with those rolled back gadget prices.

Oct 29, 2009

Bakersfield welcomes Walmart with open wallets

KGET reports that the new Bakersfield Walmart Is bringing in over half a million dollars a day since opening on October 28.

Can it be that a city plagued with one of the highest unemployment rates in California, ranked as the ninth worst city for new employment in the U.S. by forbes has throng of people laying money at the feet of a new Wal-Mart Supercenter?

Six years in the making and the Bakersfield Californian plays it safe by telling us an imprecise throng of people showed up at the Wednesday grand opening. Surprise! Some people like it and some people don't.