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Twin Peaks

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Twin Peaks

A lodge-themed chain specializing in bar fare served by midriff-bearing female servers

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With a ski lodge theme and its “Twin Peaks Girls” servers, Twin Peaks quickly expanded from its original Dallas location (founded in 2005).

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