Hooters Flocks to Southeast Asia with Two New Locations



Hooters Flocks to Southeast Asia with Two New Locations

Destination Group brings new locations to Singapore and Indonesia

Hooters Flocks to Southeast Asia with Two New LocationsHooters today unveiled the opening of two new international locations in Southeast Asia. Hooters of Singapore – Fusionopolis and Hooters of Jakarta in Indonesia have officially opened their doors to local guests. Both new locations are led by franchisee Destination Group, a Hooters 2015 Developer of the Year.Hooters of Jakarta is conveniently located at Jl. Kemang Raya no. 5 inside Kemang Square shopping area. The South Jakarta neighborhood of Kemang is a popular and bustling place known for its upscale shopping centers and residential areas, as well as a lively nightlife. The new 228 square-meter Hooters restaurant will seat 105 guests and boasts more than 16 large-screen televisions.Hooters of Singapore – Fusionopolis is located in the one-north business park of the Buona Vista district. The 240 square-meter restaurant at 1 Fusionopolis Place accommodates 103 guests and has more than 20 large-screen televisions. Fusionopolis is an integrated work-life-play-learn development, comprising of retail outlets, a fitness club, research and development businesses, and apartments.“We are continuing our steady progression of opening new locations across Southeast Asia and are excited to invite local fans to experience Hooters world-famous wings and Hooters Girl hospitality right nearby,” said Gary Murray, CEO, Destination Group. “Both new locations are situated in popular districts and we’re confident they’ll be great attractions to local area guests and residents.”

The new locations are part of a 35-location Southeast Asia development agreement between Hooters and Singapore-based international franchisee, Destination Group. Along with the recent opening of Hooters of Singapore – Marina Bay and other Hooters restaurants in Asia, the new openings will further bolster Hooters presence across Asia. The franchisee has plans to open additional Hooters locations this spring in Phnom Penh, Cambodia; Samui, Thailand; Taipei, Taiwan; and multiple locations in Manila, the capital of the Philippines.

“Destination Group has established itself as a strong ambassador for the Hooters brand,” said Mark Whittle, chief development officer, Hooters of America. “The group is a committed franchise partner who continues to achieve great success launching Hooters locations across the region.”

The new locations will incorporate the latest design features that deliver the familiar, fun-loving persona of the Hooters brand along with contemporary elements that combine to deliver a one-of-a-kind guest experience. While guests will still enjoy Hooters craveable burgers, wings, appetizers and salads, they can expect some additions to the menus to suit local taste buds. These include local sauces such as Singaporean Chili Crab and Indonesian Sambal.

Hooters recognized Destination Group with its 2015 Developer of the Year award for the international franchisee’s commitment to the development and growth of the Hooters brand.

Hooters Asia is always looking for great new sites to locate Hooters restaurants. They are currently seeking sites in; Taipei, Hong Kong, Kowloon, Macao, Ho Chi Minh, Jakarta, Manila, Cebu, Davao, Singapore, Bali, Bangkok, Krabi, Kuala Lumpur, Yangon, and Siam Reap. Landlords and agents can contact them at www.hootersasia.com.

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.

Hooters Flocks to Southeast Asia with Two New Locations

Headquartered in Singapore, Destination Group has a passion for creating “Great places to be.” The Group develops and operates innovative resorts under Destination Properties and exciting food and beverage restaurant concepts for our guests under Destination Eats. CEO Gary Murray, a 20-year veteran in the hospitality business in Thailand, remains on the forefront of setting new standards and trends in hospitality and F&B, while remaining committed to operating in ways that are both environmentally and socially responsible.

The company creates some of Thailand’s most exciting destinations including Novotel Cha Am Beach Resort & Spa, Novotel Phuket Karon Beach, Novotel Phuket Surin Beach Resort, Swissotel Resort Phuket Patong Beach, Swissotel Resort Phuket Kamala Beach, Sheraton Four Points Bangkok, and upcoming Ibis Styles Samui Resort in Chaweng Samui. The Company is also developing a major five-star resort and convention center at its golf course located on the Eastern Seaboard.

Along with Hotels and Resorts across Thailand, Destination Group owns and operates several food and beverage brands under its Destination Eats including Hooters, Hard Rock Cafe, and the Drunken Leprechaun. Hooters and Hard Rock Cafe are iconic American brands that have been successfully operating around the world for more than 30 years each. The Group is growing its F&B platform to include a pizza brand, an Italian casual dining brand and a high-end steak concept restaurant in Thailand and overseas.

Destination Group is expanding outside of Thailand with operations open and soon-to-open in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Philippines, Indonesia, and Cambodia. The Group has more than 1800 employees in Thailand. For more information about Destination Group, visit www.destination-properties.com

To find your nearest Hooters location, visit Hooters.com.

Hooters of America, LLC, is the franchisor and operator of more than 425 Hooters restaurants in 42 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 at twitter.com/hooters, facebook.com/hooters, instagram.com/hooters or on Snapchat at “hooters.”