Hooters On A Roll In South Africa

Hooters On A Roll In South Africa

Charlotte, N.C.-based Chanticleer Holdings Inc. has leased space in Pretoria to open its eighth international Hooters restaurant, a fifth for South Africa, according to Charlotte BusinessJournal.

South Africa has been an outstanding market for Hooters, said Chairman and CEO Mike Pruitt in a prepared statement. “Our locations continue to grow, partly due to the sports-loving nature of the South African people who can now watch sporting activities on many of the largest high-definition TVs.”

Chanticleer is a minority owner in the privately-held parent, Hooters of America Inc., and a franchisee of international Hooters restaurants. The company owns the rights to expand Hooters in several overseas markets including Brazil, where the next soccer World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics will be held. It recently purchased its second European restaurant in Nottingham, England.

Chanticleer also has an eye on U.S. expansion, agreeing to buy American Roadside Burgers Inc., a restaurant chain with five locations in the Carolinas and New York, the report said.