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08/ 7/17 8:00 AM EDT

Hooters de Mexico Receives 2016 Hooters Developer of the Year Award

For second year in a row, Hooters de Mexico recognized for commitment to development and growth

Hooters today announced it is recognizing Mexico City-based franchisee, Hooters de Mexico, with its 2016 Developer of the Year award for the second consecutive year. The international franchisee was honored once again for its commitment to the development and growth of the Hooters brand.

Hooters de Mexico owns and operates twelve Hooters locations in and around Mexico City: Hooters of Coapa, Del Valle, La Diana, Insurgentes, Satélite, Universidad, Oasis, Mexicali, Polanco, Puebla, Atizapán, and its newest location, Hooters of Plaza Central.

“We are passionate about growing the iconic Hooters brand and that shows in everything we do,” said Alejandro Solis, CEO, Hooters de Mexico. “We feel fortunate to be able to help spread Hooters’ footprint across Mexico City and provide guests with an out of the ordinary experience that keeps them coming back. It’s an honor to be given this special accolade by the Hooters team two years in a row.”

As part of a ten-store agreement with Hooters, Hooters de Mexico has plans to open four additional Hooters restaurants in Mexico over the next two years. The Hooters Developer of the Year award is part of the company’s Hootie Awards program, recognizing top franchisees and operations team members.

“Hooters de Mexico is well-deserving of this award,” said Mark Whittle, chief development officer, Hooters of America. “Their local knowledge coupled with their extensive operational expertise and professionalism make them a fantastic franchise partner. We congratulate Alejandro and his team and look forward to continuing this partnership over the next number of years as Hooters de Mexico brings more Hooters locations to life in and around Mexico City.”

Hooters continues its acceleration of restaurant openings with plans to open more than 30 new locations globally in 2017 and is actively seeking qualified franchise partners to open new locations in select markets across the U.S. and around the globe. For more information about becoming a Hooters franchisee, visit hooters.com/franchising.

About Hooters de Mexico

Hooters de Mexico has been a proud Hooters franchisee since 1997. It currently operates 12 Hooters restaurants in Mexico, has a presence in 4 States (Mexico City, Mexico State, Baja California and Puebla) and is expanding across Mexico. For more information, visit www.hooters.com.mx or follow us at facebook.com/Hootersdemexico, twitter.com/hootersdemexico or on Instagram.com/hootersmexico.

About Hooters of America, LLC

Hooters of America, LLC, is the franchisor and operator of more than 425 Hooters restaurants in 40 states and 28 countries. Known for its world famous Hooters Style chicken wings, the first Hooters opened its doors in 1983 in Clearwater, Florida. Expectations were so modest at the time that the simple fact the doors opened was deemed worthy of a toast. Since then millions have been liberated from the ordinary at Hooters while enjoying great food, fun and one-of-a-kind hospitality that can only be served up by the Hooters Girls. For more information about Hooters visit www.Hooters.com or follow us at twitter.com/hooters, facebook.com/hooters, instagram.com/hooters or on Snapchat at “hooters”.

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