Hooters of Jacksonville Landing to Host a Bake Sale Benefiting Valued Employee Battling Cancer

Oct 08, 2010, 08:30 ET from Hooters of America, Inc.

ATLANTA, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- On October 9th the Hooters of Jacksonville Landing will be hosting a bake sale to raise money for Leon James, a valued cook at the store who, while personally battling prostate cancer, tragically lost his son on September 25th. The Hooters Girls, staff and Landing tenants will be providing goods for the sale scheduled from 10 AM until 6 PM on Saturday at the store, located at 2 Independent Drive.

"Leon is a hardworking and dedicated employee that has been here since the store opened 4 years ago," stated General Manager, Eric Miller. "It is hard to see bad things happen to good people and I am proud that I work with a team willing to pull together and support a member of their Hooters family in need."  

Hooters will also match the money raised from the bake sale that will be used towards Leon's medical bills and funeral costs. The Hooters of Jacksonville Landing can be reached at (904) 356-5400.

Hooters of America, Inc. is the franchisor and operator of over 460 Hooters restaurants in 44 states and 29 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 of www.Facebook.com/Hooters.

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