Hooters Bans San Diego Mayor Bob Filner
Several Hooters restaurants have put up signs saying they will not serve San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, who is fighting sexual harassment allegations.
Mr Filner is currently undergoing two weeks full-time therapy amid a flurry of claims that he groped and forcibly kissed women for years.
The signs, citing "respect" for women and belief "for people to have standards", say the 70-year-old embattled Democrat mayor is not welcome.
Francis Barraza, the executive director of the Republican Party of San Diego, tweeted a photo of a notice at a restaurant in Rancho Bernado.
It said: "This establishment recognises that we all have political differences and we serve people from all walks of life.
"We also believe it is imperative for people to have standards.
"The mayor of San Diego will not be served in this establishment.
"We believe women should be treated with respect."
Melissa Fry, director of marketing for HootWinc, the west coast Hooters franchise, said signs had gone up in four restaurants so far.
She added: "It's not a political move for us in any way, shape, or form. We're strictly taking a stand for the fair treatment of women. At our franchise alone, we employ 1100 beautiful, talented women."
Mr Filner, who is paying for his own treatment, has been accused of sexual harassment by 13 women to date.
The city of San Diego has sued the divorced mayor and denied him any funds for his legal defence.