It was April 1, 1983 in Clearwater, Florida and on the corner of Gulf to Bay and Hampton Road, history was about to be made. Six fun-loving businessmen with roots in the Midwest and with no experience in the foodservice business were opening doors to a restaurant with an owl logo, chicken wings as the featured item, and girls in orange shorts. After frantically locating a friend to show them how to start the fryers (after all, it was April Fool’s Day), Hooters was off and crawling.
That crawl soon turned into a stride, and now Hooters is running at full speed with restaurants opening throughout the Sunbelt, the Rockies, the Eastern Seaboard, the beautiful Canadian country with expansion plans for the entire U.S. and more international markets. This success pattern was accomplished under the guidance of Hooters of America, Inc. who recognized the amazing growth potential of the Hooters concept early on and secured the rights to expand nationally and internationally.
Texas Wings, a franchise of Hooters of America, Inc., opened its first store in 1989 at the Historic West End in Dallas, Texas. With all of the rights to Texas, Texas Wings owns and operates 41 stores and is still going strong!!
This “neighborhood restaurant” concept stresses great food, great service, reasonable prices, a relaxed atmosphere and of course, the now famous HOOTERS GIRLS! These elements combine to make Hooters the place for all types of people: celebrities, sports figures and anyone who enjoys food and FUN, FUN, FUN, FUN!