Atlanta, GA (RestaurantNews.com) Hooters, the 32-year-old, iconic casual dining chain, is only getting better with age. With a system-wide remodel program, ramped up corporate development and increased franchise development, Hooters has set its sights high and they continue to soar.
In the year 2015 alone, Hooters has opened international restaurants in Japan, Australia, Mexico, Costa Rica, Thailand, Brazil, and South Africa. Domestically, Hooters franchising continues to grow from coast to coast to include the record-breaking, and now World’s Largest Hooters location, at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas as well as openings in Colorado, New York, and California. Rounding out the year, Hooters anticipates additional domestic openings in Shrewsbury, MA, Somerset, NJ, Mishawaka, IN, Duluth, GA, and Chula Vista, CA. On the International front, Hooters expects additional new restaurants to open by year’s end in Bangkok, Thailand, Mexico City, and Shanghai, China.
With over 100 commitments for future franchise development, Hooters has plans to open in multiple markets across Southeast Asia, Curacao and Nicaragua for the first time in 2016, and will continue to expand in Brazil, China, Japan, South Africa, Montreal, Russia, Colombia, and the United Sates. Furthermore, Hooters continues to ramp up its new corporate development and anticipates opening at least 8 new corporate restaurants in 2016.
In addition to new restaurant growth, Hooters remodeling program continues on a blistering pace with an additional 30 corporate remodels in 2016, as well as at least 20 franchise remodels. By the end of 2016 Hooters will have over 25 percent of its restaurants to the new prototype design launched in 2013.
Hooters is renowned for its diverse and craveable menu, including fresh entree salads, a great lineup of hand-formed burgers, delicious seafood dishes, and fan-favorite fried pickles. Of Course, Hooters Girls always serve their world-famous traditional and boneless chicken wings with Buffalo sauce favorites, ranging in heat from mild to 911, as well as additional signature sauces and rubs, such as teriyaki-style samurai, lemon pepper and chipotle honey.
As part of this accelerated growth, Hooters is actively seeking qualified franchise partners to join the team and open new locations in various markets across the U.S. and around the globe. For more information about becoming a Hooters franchisee, visit http://franchising.hooters.com.
About Hooters of America, LLC
Hooters of America, LLC are the franchisor and operator of more than 420 Hooters restaurants in 42 states and 26 countries. Known for its world-famous Hooters Style chicken wings, the first Hooters opened its doors in 1983 in Clearwater, Florida. Expectations were so modest at the time that the simple fact the doors opened was deemed worthy of a toast. Since then millions have been liberated from the ordinary at Hooters while enjoying great food, fun, and one-of-a-kind hospitality that can only be served up by the Hooters Girls. For more information about Hooters visit www.Hooters.com or follow us at www.Twitter.com/Hooters, www.Facebook.com/Hooters, www.Instagram.com/Hooters or on Snapchat at “hootersLIVE”