If you’ve ever dreamed of opening a sports bar of your own, perhaps you’ve considered starting a small establishment or maybe even investing in a franchise. Partnering with a well-established brand is a great option because you’ll benefit from their instant name recognition and positive reputation. Yet, unless you have experience with the process of buying a chicken wing franchise, this can all seem daunting and unattainable.
Luckily, Hooters makes the process simple - even for first-timers. Becoming a Hooters franchisee offers many benefits, such as a simple onboarding process, pre-opening training, and ongoing support throughout the life of your business. Becoming a Hooters franchisee could be the perfect opportunity for you!
One of the perks that make our franchise opportunity stand out from the competition is our commitment to providing our franchisees with robust franchise training and support - as soon as they sign on as Hooters franchisees and throughout the life of their business. We have teams that are dedicated to assisting with tasks like location selection, building development plans, construction and design, and even training for you and your restaurant staff.
If you aren’t a marketing or advertising expert, that’s no problem. We can assist with anything you need, from marketing efforts to advertising to operations. The Hooters team is always here when you need us, and you’ll never have to feel overwhelmed or alone!
Franchisees also benefit from the brand recognition that comes from our decades in business with over 430 restaurants in 39 states (and growing). Who hasn’t heard of Hooters? Our brand is synonymous with lighthearted fun, and our customers are dedicated to our brand because of our famous wings and our energetic and upbeat atmosphere. Plus, when you open a well-known franchise like Hooters, you’ll automatically have your customers’ trust because they know what to expect (and likely have been waiting for Hooters to open near them for years)!
Franchisees can leverage the expertise from the network of others who have gone through the process of buying a chicken wing franchise. Our franchisee network is wide and can be utilized to exchange ideas, discuss operational best practices, and simply commiserate with those who have similar experiences.
Have we piqued your interest? If so, here are the simple steps to investing in a chicken wing franchise opportunity with Hooters.
Once you have decided that Hooters is the place for you, complete and submit the online information form. Once you’ve submitted it, a member of our Franchising Team will contact you to answer any initial questions and give you a high-level view of the process, costs, and benefits. If you seem like a good fit, you’ll receive an application form where you can tell us more about you and any potential business partners you may be considering.
Once we have reviewed your application, the Market Development Director for your region will contact you for a one-on-one discussion. They may request additional information or documentation or ask you to fill out a few more forms so they can ensure that you’re a good fit for the opportunity. You may also submit the franchise application fee at this point so we can get the ball rolling!
Take the time to review our FDD, which is a legal document that gives prospective franchise owners an in-depth understanding of our business model and franchisee expectations. We advise all potential investors to read the document thoroughly and ask questions if anything is unclear.
While waiting for further approvals, now is the perfect time to learn more about what a franchising opportunity entails directly from the mouth of those who know best - other franchisees. Take the time to speak with existing franchisees to get an honest assessment of what a day in the life of a Hooters franchisee is like.
Next, you’ll be invited to our corporate headquarters to attend Hooters Discovery Day. Here, you’ll immerse yourself in everything Hooters-related and learn even more about the brand. You’ll also meet some of the department leaders who will help make your business a success.
Finally, your request to the franchise will be reviewed by our Franchise Review Board. Once approved, you’ll sign your Franchise or Development Agreement. It’s time to develop your franchise!
As you can see, investing in a Hooters franchise could be exactly what you’ve been looking for. With the popularity of chicken wings showing no signs of slowing down - the average American eats nearly 18,000 wings in a lifetime - now is the perfect time to seize this exciting opportunity.
Don't miss the chance to join the Hooters family and bring our fun, unique concept to your community. Contact us today to get started!