Hooters Hours

Hooters of America, LLC is an operator and franchisor of over 420 restaurants under its name. The restaurants are located in 42 states in America and 29 countries worldwide. 

The main selling feature of the restaurants is the appearance of is waitresses who are commonly referred to as Hooters Girls. They are recognized by their uniform that comprises a white tank top and orange runner’s shorts. 

What time does Hooters open?

Monday11:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Tuesday11:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Wednesday11:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Thursday11:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Friday11:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Saturday11:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Sunday11:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Is Hooters open today? Is Hooters open tomorrow?

Is Hooters open on Sunday? Yes, it is open

Hooters closing time

What time does Hooters close? Usually, it closes at 12:00 AM


Hooters, Inc., was founded by 6 businessmen in Clearwater, Florida on April 1, 1983. The 6 founders were: Lynn D. Stewart, Ed Droste, Ken Wimmer, Dennis Johnson, Gil DiGiannantonio, and Billy Ranieri. 

The business was started on April Fools’ Day as a joke. The 6 owners believed that they had a very small likelihood of succeeding. Part of this was because the restaurant’s first location had been used to set up several businesses that failed.

A year later, the 6 founders sold their rights to the business to Hugh Connerty. Connerty would later be bought out by Robert H. Brooks and a team of Atlantan investors. Brooks bought majority stake in 2002 and became chairman.  

Under Brook’s control, Hooters was able to grow to over 425 stores worldwide. Stores that were located in Manhattan, New York and Tampa Bay Area, Chicago remained under the control of Hooters while all other locations were put under Hooters of America. 

Brooks passed away in July 2006 from a heart attack. He gave most of the business rights to his children, Cody Brooks and Boni Belle Brooks. 240 buyers expressed interest in buying Hooters of America shortly after Brook’s death. 

The Chanticleer Holdings LLC ended up buying the company from Brook’s family in January 2011. As of 2013, the company ran 160 restaurants under Hooters of America and over 430 franchises. 

Worldwide locations can be found in Singapore, Aruba, Austria, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Costa Rica, China, Canada, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, Czech Republic, El Salvador, Ecuador, Guatemala, Germany, Hungary, Hong Kong, Japan, Mexico, Lithuania, the Philippines, Panama, South Korea, South Africa, Thailand, Russia, the United Kingdom and Taiwan. 

In June 2019, Hooters as bought by Nord Bay Capital and TriArtisan Capital Advisors. Former owners H.I.G Capital and Chanticleer Holdings still retained stakes in it. 

Hooters Holiday Hours – Open

January 21Martin Luther King Jr. Day
February 14Valentine’s Day
February 18President’s Day
March 5Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday
March 17St. Patrick’s Day
April 19Good Friday
April 22Easter Monday
May 5Cinco de Mayo
May 27Memorial Day
July 04Independence Day
September 02Labor Day
June 16Father’s Day
May 12Mother’s Day
October 14Columbus Day
October 31Halloween
November 11Veterans Day
November 29Black Friday
December 24Christmas Eve
December 26Day after Christmas
December 31New Year’s Eve
January 01New Year’s Day
April 22Easter Monday
November 28Thanksgiving Day
December 25Christmas Day

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The Hooters menu includes steaks, sandwiches, hamburgers, appetizers, seafood entrees, and chicken wings – the restaurant’s specialty. Almost all locations sell beer and wine with a few offering a full liquor bar. 

Hooters is also actively involved in charities and sports. It has donated money to charities such as The V Foundation for Cancer Research, Habitat for Humanity, Operation Homefront, Special Olympics, Make-A-Wish Foundation, and Muscular Dystrophy Association. Its previous sports sponsorships include Miami Hooters, USAR Hooters Pro Cup, and NGA Pro Golf Tour.

Key facts

The waitresses that serve customers at Hooters are the main selling feature of the restaurant. They are referred to as Hooters Girls and wear revealing outfits. Men who are employed at the restaurant wear Hooters hats, Bermuda shorts, or clothes that are more suitable for the kitchen.


What started out as a joke in 1983 grew to become one of the largest restaurant chains in America. Despite the fact that Hooters did not expect to grow the way it did, it has consistently worked at providing excellent food and hospitality.

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