Chanticleer Holdings, Inc. a minority holder in the privately held parent company of the Hooters brand Hooters Of America, and a franchisee of international Hooters restaurants, has announced the grand opening of its Hooters restaurant in South Africa's fifth largest city and capital, Pretoria. This is the Company's 5th South African Hooters restaurant location and its 8th international location. Pretoria has a thriving sports culture and is the home of the Pretoria Bulls rugby team.
The new Hooters, located in The Willows Crossing Shopping Centre in eastern Pretoria, will have its grand opening Saturday December 14, 2013. Adding to the culture of the South African team, Miss Hooters International winner, Kirsten Martins, has joined the opening team, along with Tommy Eargle from Nashville, Tennessee and Marlyn Espinola from Charlotte, North Carolina.
With both indoor and outdoor seating, the 7,700 square feet restaurant will have 240 seats including a brilliant outside balcony space with 80 seats. A central square bar will be the focal point of the restaurant, incorporating both the indoor and outdoor seating, a new concept for the South African locations. The restaurant will also include 26 large flat screen high-definition televisions, providing its patrons a vibrant sports atmosphere as they watch their favorite sports team in action. 200 parking bays will allow customers to easily access the location, catering to a busy, high-traffic area where local residents live and shop. The Pretoria location is 57 kilometers from the Emperors Palace location, and 56 kilometers from the Hooters Fourways, creating an essential "Hooters Triangle."
Mike Pruitt, chairman and CEO, says, "Pretoria is the national capital and a thriving city with attractive demographics including a very active sports culture perfect for the Hooters brand."