HOA Restaurant Group, LLC Appoints Chief Financial Officer

Mar 31, 2011, 09:13 ET from HOA Restaurant Group, LLC

ATLANTA, March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- HOA Restaurant Group, LLC announced today that it has named Matthew Wickesberg as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company.  Mr. Wickesberg will be responsible for leading all aspects of the Company's finance, accounting, and strategic planning functions.

Mr. Wickesberg is a veteran of the restaurant industry having served for more than 10 years in senior management roles with restaurant companies. He most recently served as the Chief Financial Officer of Z'Tejas, an upscale casual dining chain.  

"We are delighted to have Matt join the Hooters executive team.  Matt brings a broad base of expertise to our company and will be an excellent partner in helping to lead our company into the future," said Allan Karp, Chairman. "On behalf of the Board and the entire management team, we extend a warm welcome to Matt."

About HOA Restaurant Group, LLC

HOA Restaurant Group, LLC is the franchisor and operator of over 435 Hooters restaurants in 44 states and 28 foreign countries.  The first Hooters opened in 1983 in Clearwater, Florida.  Hooters is well-known for its brand of food and fun, featuring a casual beach-theme atmosphere, a menu that features seafood, sandwiches and Hooters nearly world famous chicken wings, and service provided by the All-American cheerleaders, the Hooters Girls.  For more information about Hooters visit www.Hooters.com or follow us at www.twitter.com/Hooters or www.Facebook.com/Hooters.  

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