Sun Rises on Hooters; Hooters Enters 30th Country with Newest Location in Japan

Oct 20, 2010, 08:30 ET from Hooters of America, Inc.

ATLANTA, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The first Hooters location in the "land of the rising sun" will open on October 25th.  The Hooters of Tokyo, Japan marks the 30th international country and 470th Hooters location where guests can enjoy Hooters nearly-world famous wings.  The store will host a VIP Party on October 23rd.

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"We are very excited about this opportunity to open a Hooters in Japan," stated Hooters Executive Vice President of Franchise Operations, John Weber.  "The combination of population density, economic strength and demand for iconic American culture makes us believe this will be the first of many successful locations in the country."  

Located in the Akasaka district near the Emperor's Palace, the Hooters of Tokyo boasts the same beach-themed atmosphere, menu items and iconic Hooters Girls that you can find in America and around the world.  The location can accommodate over 150 guests, features 11 TVs, a full liquor bar and has employed 90 residents as managers, cooks, staff and Hooters Girls.

There are 11 additional Hooters restaurants scheduled to open by the end of this year, including 7 international locations in Germany, Wales, Ecuador and Spain.

Hooters of America, Inc. is the franchisor and operator of 470 Hooters restaurants in 44 states and 30 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.  

SOURCE Hooters of America, Inc.



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