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THANK YOU for your interest in franchising with us!

Hooters of America presently has many franchise opportunities available. Hover your cursor on the map below to see the markets/countries where we are currently seeking franchisees:
World continents


  • Available Countries:
    Canada & USA

  • Hooters is expanding in North America, much of the USA and Canada are available for development opportunities. Please indicate your region of interest and a representative will get back to you.

  • Open USA Territory
    for Development Agreements

  • Opportunities Immediately Available:
    Pennsylvania, Washington State, Oregon, Alaska, Hawaii, Minnesota, Puerto Rico, Iowa, Nebraska, Omaha, NY, Ohio




  • Available Countries:
    UK, France, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Netherlands, Irelands, France, Spain, Portugal, Poland, Hungary, Romania, Ukraine



  • Markets in this continent are not currently open for development. Please fill out our application and select the market of interest. You will be contacted once the market becomes available.


  • Available Countries:
    Russia, India, Phillippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Indonesia



  • Markets in this continent are not currently open for development. Please fill out our application and select the market of interest. You will be contacted once the market becomes available.

Hooters of America Franchise Qualifications

If you are interested in one of the available territories, our qualifications for consideration are:
  1. Net worth: $5+ million, personal guarantee of the franchisee.
  2. $2+ million in liquid assets, personal guarantee of the franchisee.
  3. At least 5 years as a multi-unit restaurant owner / operator.
  4. Ability to develop 3-5 restaurants within your territory.
  5. A restaurant location with at least 100,000-150,000 people within a five mile radius.

Initial Investment

  1. Franchise fee of $75,000 per location.
  2. Option fee of $15,000 for each additional restaurant option within a territory.
  3. The initial investment is estimated to be $1,200,000 to $1,700,000 for each restaurant.
The information provided by you on this application will be relied upon by us in our assessment of your qualifications as franchise candidate for our system and will be a material inducement to us in the event we offer you a franchise or store development agreement.

Once we receive your application and review it you will receive a communication that will explain what to do next. If you are applying for a market that is not currently available for franchising, we will contact you once that market becomes available.

FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions

I want to become a franchisee, what is my first step?

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Hooters of America franchisee. After reviewing the Qualifications page, simply submit your completed online application and a member of our franchise team will follow up with you.

Is financing available?

Hooters of America, LLC does not provide financing at this time.

What is the profitability of the business?

There is no simple answer to this question. There are many variables that make it impossible to predict future results with any certainty, including such factors as: sales, location, occupancy and operating costs, the financing terms, your ability to manage and control the business and other factors.

What happens after I submit my online application?

We will email you a confirmation receipt when we receive your online application. It will detail the next steps in the application review process.

Where can I obtain the following information?

• A copy of the Franchise Agreement
• Trademarks, patents, copyrights and proprietary information
• Cost breakdowns
• Advertising Fees, Royalties and Initial Franchise Fees
• Current domestic and international franchisees
• Consolidated financial statements

Once you have been qualified as a prospective franchisee you will be given a Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD). This disclosure process is mandated by Federal and state laws and is one of several steps within the approval process. You are required to print one copy of the next to last page “Receipt”, date it, sign it, and return the executed receipt back to the Franchise Director who will be communicating back with you. The receipt does not commit you to anything, nor does it commit HOA to provide you with the opportunity to obtain a franchise. All it does is certify that you have received the document.

What is the initial investment cost?

The cost of real estate varies greatly country to country, as does the cost of construction. An accurate cost of real estate and construction cost should be researched locally as it should also include Equipment, Furniture, Memorabilia and Signage.

How long does the Hooters of America Franchise process take?

The process time varies. It could take between 6 to 8 months to complete any due diligence, legal reviews and market reviews.

Once approved, how long do I have to build and open my first restaurant?

You will have 6 to 12 months to complete your market plan, real estate review, training and operations preparations.

What kind of support is available to me as a Hooters of America Franchisee?

Hooters of America provides initial and on-going support for your franchise. This includes: Operations, Development, Training, Supply Chain, Quality Assurance, and Marketing.

What should I look for in a restaurant location?

Visit the "Development Process" page to familiarize yourself with the preferred Site Characteristics and Demographics required for a franchise location. There are numerous additional steps necessary before we approve a site for development as a new restaurant location.

How many Hooters locations are there currently?

There are currently over 452 restaurants in 28 international countries

The market I am interested in is not available, why?

There may already be a franchisee in that market. Or, it may be an area that does not currently fit into our Growth Strategy.

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