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Pa. 8th Graders' Field Trip Includes Hooters Lunch

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Alexandra Carpanzano, a bartender at Hooters of Cumberland in Atlanta, smiles to the customers as she works at the restaurant, Thursday, Nov. 9, 2006. Carpanzano is one of 17,000 women working at the Atlanta-based chain's 438 restaurants in the U. S. and 20 countries with a playful banter and friendly smile, all wearing low-cut tank tops and short orange shorts from the 1980's. | AP

BERWICK, Pa. -- For one group of central Pennsylvania eighth-graders, a recent field trip to Baltimore included lunch at Hooters – a restaurant better known for its busty waitresses than its food.

The Berwick Middle School students were visiting the National Aquarium last week. Chaperones took them to various restaurants for lunch because the group of 100 was too large for a single place.

The Bloomsburg Press Enterprise reports Tuesday that one group of 15 to 20 students ended up at Hooters.

Superintendent Wayne Brookhart says that while he wishes the group's coed chaperones had chosen another restaurant, he has not received any complaints from parents.

Hooters spokesman Mike McNeil says the restaurant chain often hosts groups, including sports teams and church organizations with teens and younger children.