ATLANTA, GA – September 13, 2016 — Hooters today announced it is recognizing Mexico City-based franchisee, Hooters de Mexico, with its 2015 Developer of the Year award for the international franchisee’s commitment to the development and growth of the Hooters brand.
Hooters de Mexico owns and operates ten Hooters locations in and around Mexico City: Hooters of Coapa, Del Valle, La Diana, Insurgentes, Satélite, Universidad, Oasis, Mexicali, Polanco, and its newest location, Hooters of Puebla. The franchisee plans to open an additional location, Hooters of Atizapan, later this year.
“Sixteen years ago we opened our first Hooters restaurant in Mexico City and have been committed to delivering Hooters world-famous chicken wings and iconic Hooters Girl hospitality to an increasing number of local residents and visitors of Mexico ever since,” said Alejandro Solis, CEO, Hooters de Mexico. “As we look forward to opening our eleventh location in the upcoming months, it’s an honor to be recognized as developer of the year.”
In addition to new locations, Hooters de Mexico also demonstrates operational excellence throughout its current restaurants, with the highest degree of operational excellence and consistent year over year sales growth.
“Hooters de Mexico does a phenomenal job in not only developing new locations, but also bringing operational excellence to its restaurants. Throughout their many locations, they’ve proven to be an outstanding steward of the Hooters brand, and we look forward to them expanding the brand even further throughout Mexico,” said Mark Whittle, senior vice president of global development, Hooters of America. “As Hooters continues to grow both domestically and internationally with more than 100 commitments for future development from franchisees across the world, it’s an honor to recognize those franchisees helping to make that growth happen.”
The Hooters Developer of the Year award is part of the company’s Hootie Awards program, recognizing top franchisees and operations team members. Bangkok-based franchisee, Destination Resorts Co., Ltd., was also recognized as a 2015 Develop of the Year.
Hooters is continually opening restaurants 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.