Put a wing on it! Hooters offers discounts for husbands

Feb. 22, 2011 at 11:35 AM ET

It turns out there's a lot more to Hooters than just orange shorts, wings and silicone. Someone at the Midtown New York outpost of the notorious Strigiformes-inspired chain understands the power of wry irony and clever marketing. To memorialize the release of the comedy "Hall Pass," Hooters is calling "All NY Husbands" to enjoy a discount just for being married. Yup, just arrive at 211 West 56th Street this week with "proof of your marriage" and enjoy discounts ranging from 10% to 30% depending on how long you've been married.

This promotion raises several questions. First, what are acceptable "proofs" of marriage? Second, can the years of marriage be counted cumulatively if there were several to different women? Does the offer extend to homosexual married men who just love a good deal on wings?

While these and many more pressing questions are sure to plague you, fear not: Your Hooters waitress is sure to answer all of these questions thoroughly and thoughtfully while taking your wing order. So score a hall pass from work today, and head on over during lunch. And don't forget your proof. See what Kathie Lee and Hoda have to say about the promotion.