Several Hooters locations, including 2 in Alabama, shut down due to poor performance

Hooters has recently announced the closure of some of its locations across the United States, joining the list of other casual dining chains that have taken similar measures.

Hooters has recently announced the closure of a few of its underperforming restaurants due to the current market conditions. The company has stated that the well-being of its staff is their top priority in such situations. The news was first reported by Nation’s Restaurant News and KFDX, as well.

Hooters, a brand with 41 years of experience, is expanding its reach both domestically and internationally. The company is opening new restaurants, launching frozen products at grocery stores, and entering new markets with both company and franchise locations. Despite the ever-changing market, Hooters remains highly resilient and relevant. The brand is dedicated to serving guests at home, on the go, and at their restaurants around the world.

According to The Mercury News, the specific locations that will be closing and the number of closures were not disclosed by the company.

In recent months, up to 41 Hooters locations have closed down, based on a comparison of an archived list from February. The exact dates of closure for each restaurant remain unclear. However, it is evident that all these locations have been removed from Hooters’ website and are now listed as permanently closed on Google. Additionally, their social media accounts appear to have been deactivated.

    • Alabama: Homewood and Huntsville
    • Florida: Gainesville, South Lakeland, Orange Park, and West Palm Beach
    • Georgia: Brunswick, Hiram, Macon, and Madison Yards
    • Illinois: Springfield
    • Indiana: Castleton and Clarksville
    • Kentucky: Dixie Highway and Richmond
    • Maryland: Harborplace
    • Missouri: Florissant, Independence, and North Kansas City
    • North Carolina: Greenville, Jacksonville, and Uptown Charlotte
    • Oklahoma: Penn Avenue in Oklahoma City
    • South Carolina: 1148 Columbia East
    • Tennessee: 3569 Memphis SE
    • Texas: Arlington South, Baytown, Beaumont, Bryan, Fort Worth Downtown, Galveston, Kirby, Laredo, Lewisville, Lubbock, McAllen, San Angelo, Seabrook, Waco, Wichita Falls
    • Virginia: Manassas
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As business costs continue to soar, Hooters has joined the growing number of restaurants that have closed their doors.

Rubio’s Coastal Grill made the decision to close down 48 of its California locations earlier this month due to underperformance. On the other hand, Red Lobster filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in May after closing multiple restaurant locations.

As reported by Nation’s Restaurant News, approximately 33% of chain restaurants concluded the year 2023 with a lesser number of locations compared to the beginning of the same year.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ latest Consumer Price Index, the cost of dining out has risen by 4% compared to this time last year. This increase in dining expenses comes as diners are already struggling to keep up with the rising cost of eating out. In contrast, the cost of food at home has only seen a 1% increase since May 2023.

According to a recent study conducted by consulting firm KPMG, 41% of consumers are planning to cut back on their restaurant spending this year, while only 21% have expressed intentions to increase their spending.

To entice more customers, numerous fast-food chains are now providing affordable meal options.

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