CHARLOTTE, NC - (Marketwired - August 20, 2014) - Chanticleer Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HOTR) (Chanticleer Holdings, or the "Company"), owner and operator of multiple restaurant brands internationally and domestically, announced today that the Company has received a $526,106 cash distribution from its investment in Hooters® of America ("HOA").
Over the last three years, as a franchisee, Chanticleer Holdings has opened several Hooters locations worldwide: five in South Africa, one in Eastern Europe, and two in Australia; and has acquired two additional locations in Australia, one in England, and two in the U.S., Oregon and Washington, for a total of thirteen Hooters restaurants to date. The Company is also expecting two new locations to open in the coming months with the goal of opening additional locations worldwide in these markets over the next several years.
Chairman and CEO of Chanticleer Holdings, Mike Pruitt, commented, "Since HOA's new leadership in 2011, CEO Terry Marks, HOA's management team, corporate staff and franchise community have successfully grown the Hooters brand worldwide to over 430 locations in 28 countries while significantly enhancing profitability. We are excited to be a part of that success as we continue to build our portfolio of Hooters locations in these growing international and domestic markets."
Headquartered in Charlotte, NC, Chanticleer Holdings (HOTR), together with its subsidiaries, owns and operates restaurant brands in the United States and internationally. The Company is a franchisee owner of Hooters® restaurants in international markets including Australia, England, South Africa, Hungary, and Brazil, and recently acquired two Hooters restaurants in the United States. The Company also owns and operates American Roadside Burgers, Spoon Bar & Kitchen and owns a majority interest in Just Fresh restaurants in the U.S.
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Known for its world famous Hooters Style chicken wings, the first Hooters opened its doors in 1983 in Clearwater, Florida.