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The Happiest Accident in Restaurant History

The Happiest Accident in Restaurant History

From humble beginnings to worldwide success

Back in 1983 in Clearwater, Florida, six businessmen with no restaurant experience whatsoever got together to open a place they couldn’t get kicked out of. True story.

More than three decades later, the Hooters brand has grown into an international sensation, with more than 420 Hooters in 29 countries. How do you say Hooters in all those languages? Here’s a hint. It’s just Hooters.

The recipe
for a good time

Sometimes you hit on a big idea by accident—just by putting the stuff you love all in one place. Craveable food, cold beer, and all the sports you could possibly watch on wall-to-wall big screen TVs. And let’s not forget the Hooters Girls. It all seems so simple, we can’t believe nobody else ever thought of it.

Get a taste of our menu
Hooters Famous Wings

All-American fun in 29 countries

Hooters of America, LLC, is the proud franchisor and operator of more than 420 Hooters restaurants in 42 states and 29 countries. Throughout the years, we’ve been delighted to rescue millions from the ordinary with our one-of-a-kind hospitality and consistently good food. And though we didn’t expect the crazy growth we’ve had, we’ll keep not trying to not mess it up.

We aim to be your favorite neighbor


We aim to be your favorite neighbor

Since the beginning, we’ve been deeply involved in the communities we serve and continue to increase our commitment to the causes we hold most dear.

We’re a proud partner of the Jimmy V Foundation for Cancer Research, and also established a Breast Cancer Research Grant in the name of Kelly Jo Dowd—the beloved 1998 Hooters Calendar Cover Girl who spent the last years of her life battling breast cancer. To date, Hooters has raised more than four million dollars to benefit the V Foundation and the fight against breast cancer.

In addition, the Hooters Community Endowment Fund raises money for important local and national charities like the Make-A-Wish Foundation, U.S.O., Special Olympics, American Diabetes Association, Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, and the Muscular Dystrophy Association.