Hooters of America, LLC has named Sam Rothschild as Chief Operating Officer to lead focus on operations excellence, and food and beverage development. With over 35 years of experience in the restaurant industry, Rothschild joins Hooters to lead the company as it focuses on growth and evolving menu offerings, quality and consistency.
“I am excited to be a part of Hooters team and culture, and am looking forward to being part of a new group of leaders to take the brand to the next level,” stated Rothschild.
Rothschild’s extensive operational background includes over two decades of executive experience. He served as Sr. Vice President of Company and Franchise Operations for Applebee’s from 2003 – 2011 and Tony Roma’s 2000 – 2003. Prior to that, he spent 13 years with Metromedia Restaurant Group in several executive roles including Vice President of International Operations of Bennigan’s. Rothschild received a Culinary Degree from Johnson and Wales Culinary Institute.
Hooters of America, LLC is the franchisor and operator of over 430 Hooters restaurants in 44 states and 27 foreign countries. The first Hooters opened in 1983 in Clearwater, Florida. Hooters is well-known for its brand of food and fun, featuring a casual beach-theme atmosphere, a menu that features seafood, sandwiches and Hooters nearly, world famous chicken wings, and service provided by the All-American cheerleaders, the Hooters Girls.