GuideLive had a baby shower at Tallywackers. Good times.

GuideLive had a baby shower at Tallywackers. Good times.

Ann Pinson

Tallywackers, the Dallas restaurant billed as a male version of Hooters that created worldwide buzz, has closed. Owner Rodney Duke confirmed the news to GuideLive Wednesday. 

According to Duke, the closing is temporary. He is currently working with investors to look for a new spot to open. Tallywackers closed Aug. 8, but there is not currently a location or reopen date on the books, he said.

"What it boils down to is the location we had didn't work for us and our lease was up," Duke said by phone.

Tallywackers, a 'brief' history: Inside the first year at Dallas' male Hooters

Tallywackers opened in May 2015 and caught eyes across the globe with its chiseled, scantily clad male servers and suggestive menu of large hot dogs. Other items included the S&M Burger (for Swiss and mushroom, obvi) and the Tally-Tickler cocktail (shudder). According to Yelp reviews, the eats weren't as fabulous as the sights.

On the chestaurant's one-year anniversary, we took a trip down memory lane with Duke to relive the celebrity appearances and genesis of the house rules. Live vicariously through that list until we have new details about the business' reopening. 

Just remember -- no piggy back rides.

h/t Towleroad

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