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Hooters overview

Hooters, Inc., is the trade name of two American restaurant chains: Hooters of America, Incorporated, based in Atlanta, Georgia, and Hooters, Incorporated, based in Clearwater, Florida.
The staff at Hooters come from unusually diverse demographic backgrounds. The company is 58.1% female and 39.1% ethnic minorities. Even though it has great demographic diversity, Hooters notably lacks in political diversity. It has an unusually high proportion of employees who are members of the Republican Party, at 66.7%. Despite having coworkers who agree with each other about politics, employees at Hooters tend to have relatively short tenures. Staff members usually stay with the company for 1.9 years.
A large hospitality company with 5,600 employees and an annual revenue of $311.4M, Hooters is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.


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Zippia Official LogoZippia UserJune 2019

What Do You Like About Working There?

Great opportunities, love the work environment, and able to move up in the company. Show More


Zippia Official LogoZippia UserAugust 2018

What Do You Like About Working There?

My co-workers, flexible schedule, getting to sit down at tables and talk to customers, generally a relaxed environment Show More
Zippia Official LogoReddit UserJuly 2013

I go to school too and I want to work at the hooters by my house for some extra cash. Are hooter's restaurants always hiring? What are some tips on how to get a job there?

They're always "accepting applications" aka if you're cute enough they will make room on the schedule for you. Go in on a weekday between 2 & 4 if you can, thats the slowest time so the manager will be able to talk to you. You can wear whatever you want, jeans and flipflops are fine. Go in, ask for an application and they'll take care of the rest. Its super simple. Ps. They will tell you on the spot if youre hired or not. Sometimes theyll tell you to come in and speak with the general manager, but if they just say okay thanks we'll get back to you, that means you probably didnt get the job. You should definitely give it a shot though, Hooters is a great place to work as a student. They also have tuition reimbursement, where each semester they give you a couple hundred bucks based on the grades you made and how many classes you took.
Zippia Official LogoReddit UserJuly 2013

Apologies if this had been asked previously, do you share your tips with the other staff, to average out the tips between waitresses. Do other members of staff, such as kitchen staff get anything, and finally, what about the managers, if they are former waitresses they could be earning less than they used to unless the salary has taken this in to account? The service industry and tip culture is very different here in the UK

We all keep what we make individually. Sometimes one girl will leave with a couple hundred bucks while another will leave with 50. It comes with the territory of being a waitress, some days will be better than others. We do tip out 1% of our sales to both the hostess and the bartender though. And the managers typically are making less than the Hooters Girls, but keep in mind they have the cushion of being on salary as well as benefits like insurance/paid vacations etc.
Zippia Official LogoReddit UserJuly 2013

Do you ever get sick of being in a job where you're judged entirely by your ***? I don't know how long I'd last working at a *Peeners* knowing that the entire atmosphere was built around my junk.

I am occasionally tempted to open a bakery/coffee shop with male waiters in skimpy costumes called *Hot Cross Buns*. But that's a touch more subtle than *Peeners*.
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Hooters Rankings

Hooters is ranked #33 on the Best Hospitality Companies to Work For in Georgia list. Zippia's Best Places to Work lists provide unbiased, data-based evaluations of companies. Rankings are based on government and proprietary data on salaries, company financial health, and employee diversity.

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Hooters careers

On average, employees at Hooters stay with the company for 1.9 years. Employees most commonly join Hooters after leaving McDonald's. When they leave Hooters, they most frequently get their next job at Buffalo Wild Wings.

Average Length of Employment
Max & Erma's2.3 years
Waffle House2.2 years


1.9 years
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hooters

When was Hooters founded?

Hooters was founded in 1983.

How many Employees does Hooters have?

Hooters has 5,600 employees.

How much money does Hooters make?

Hooters generates $311.4M in revenue.

What industry is Hooters in?

Hooters is in the food products industry.

What type of company is Hooters?

Hooters is a private company.

Who are Hooters's competitors?

Hooters competitors include Texas Roadhouse, Max & Erma's, Waffle House, Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Applebee's, Lone Star Steakhouse, Buffalo Wild Wings, Red Lobster, TGI Friday's, Perkins Restaurant & Bakery, Cheddar's Inc., Fatz Cafe, On The Border, Ground Round, Quaker Steak & Lube, HOULIHANS RESTAURANT GROUP, Johnny Carino's, Chevys Fresh Mex, Buca di Beppo, Friendly's.

Where is Hooters's headquarters?

Hooters's headquarters is in Atlanta, GA.

What is Hooters's website?

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