Hooters of Oak Lawn guests will soon be able to dine and dash and abuse staff (allegedly) in a classier and more refined Hooters environment.
The 30-year-old restaurant chain best known for its spicy wings and Hooters girls will bust out its new look over the next five years at its 400 U.S. restaurants, Time Business and Money reported.
The new design is expected to attract more wives and girlfriends to the formerly delightfully tacky man caves, although the current Hooters of Oak Lawn doesn’t seem to have any problems luring in the gentler sex.
Hooters of America, LLC unveiled its fresh, completely remodeled look at its Hooters of Kirby restaurant location in Houston, TX, earlier this month.
The new look features sleek and contemporary finishes and a more comfortable dining experience. The Hooters of Kirby is expected to serve as a prototype for future Hooters locations, the company said in a news release.
“Hooters is exceptionally proud to reveal this design concept, reinvigorating the look and feel of our traditional restaurants without losing the essence of our iconic brand that the world has loved for 30 years,” said Dave Henninger, chief marketing officer, Hooters of America. “Hooters is turning 30 this year, so it seems only fitting to refresh and modernize our restaurants during this milestone anniversary.”
Based on initial feedback, local customers were celebrating the Kirby remodel as the ideal environment to “kick back and relax after work, get together to watch their favorite sports teams and enjoy a delicious meal with their family,” Henninger said.
Hooters of Oak Lawn guests can look forward to a more centrally located and prominently placed bar, complemented with swiveled bar stools for ease and comfort.
The more comfortable stool swiveling is sure to afford guests with a less neck-straining view of Hooters of Oak Lawn guests will also enjoy new booth seating and high-back chairs at all tables with enhanced seat size and added padding.
Off-duty Oak Lawn police officers moonlighting as security guards can appreciate the light colored face brick, painted ductwork and cypress wood walls.
The variety of design elements coupled with the new video gaming machines that Hooters has applied for are destined to keep Hooters guests comfortably seated for hours enjoying Hooters world-famous wings and catching a game on many large, high-definition televisions, except if there is a line of guests waiting to get into the restaurant.
It’s not known exactly when the Midwest Hooters locations will get their makeovers. Numerous calls and emails to Hooters’ public relations firm, Largemouth Communications, were not returned.