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06/14/11 11:50 AM EDT

New Hooters Location Arrives in Albany, New York

VIP Celebration on June 16th to Include 100,000 Chicken Wing Giveaway to First 200 Guests


Hooters, the well-known restaurant chain which features a casual beach-theme atmosphere, signature chicken wings and service provided by the All-American cheerleaders, is opening its newest location in Albany (Colonie), New York on June 17, with a VIP Celebration on June 16th to include a 100,000 Chicken Wing Giveaway.

A grand opening VIP celebration will be held at the Hooters of Albany location on Thursday, June 16th at 70 Wolf Road, Colonie, NY, and will include a pyrotechnic display from world renowned "Fireworks by Grucci"; who have performed during various celebrations in New York City and ceremonies at the Beijing Olympics.

In addition to the VIP party, the Hooters of Albany will celebrating the grand opening with the first of its kind "100,000 chicken wing giveaway". Hooters of Albany will be giving away free chicken wings for a year to the first 200 people who arrive in the parking lot at 9:00 PM on June 16th to claim their prize.

"It is very exciting to have a location in the New York Capital region. We hope to become a thriving part of the local area and run a restaurant known for its great food and outstanding service. In addition, we've installed over thirty LCD screens, all featuring HDTV," said Marc Phaneuf Jr. ; owner of the Hooters franchise in Upstate New York and New England.

Hooters is involved with many charities and organizations nationwide and is excited to bring that involvement to Albany. A portion of the proceeds from the Hooters of Albany VIP Celebration will go to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Since the inception, Hooters has donated over $8 million to causes nationwide through HOO.C.E.F, the Hooters Community Endowment Fund.

With over 430 locations worldwide, Hooters is known for its brand of food and fun. Their menu of seafood, sandwiches and Hooters signature chicken wings are provided by the All-American cheerleaders, the Hooters Girls. Hooters of Albany is the 6th Hooters location in the state of New York.

According to Phaneuf, Hooters of Albany aims to provide a hotspot for those in the local area who are looking for a fun, relaxed environment. For more information on Hooters of West Springfield please contact the restaurant at 518-438-9300.

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