Today, Hooters Gave Away $50,000 to Customers

Hooters recognizes company's 25th anniversary; awards 1 lucky customer with instant $25,000 cash prize and 25 additional customers with $1,000 prizes

ATLANTA, June 25 // PRNewswire // -- In celebration of Hooters 25th Anniversary, the company passed along some of its success to Garret Landers who was an instant $25,000 winner today at the Hooters of Chattanooga! Landers, an Army Officer stationed in Atlanta, sat down at the Hooters restaurant located at 5912 Brainerd Rd. for a plate of wings and curly fries. What he didn't expect was to leave with more money in hand!

"I am in Chattanooga for business and went into my now "favorite" restaurant for lunch, and had no idea what was going to happen," explained Landers. "I have a wife and 3 kids at home and we are going to start a college fund with the money."

In addition to Landers' instant win, Hooters will be giving out an additional $25,000 today to customers across the country. On the 25th of every month this year, there is a celebration at every Hooters and guests receive a scratch card giving them a chance to win $25,000 instantly or be entered into a second chance drawing in which 25 lucky customers will win $1,000. So far this year, Hooters has already given away a total of $150,000 cash -- including today's winners.

"We would like to congratulate Garret on winning and helping us recognize Hooters' 25th anniversary," said Mike McNeil, Vice President of Marketing for Hooters of America. "There isn't a better way to celebrate this milestone than with the customers that have been so supportive."

In 1983, six businessmen in Clearwater, Florida, opened the first Hooters. Their formula of great food served in a fun atmosphere by All American Hooters Girls has proven to be a huge success. Since that beginning, Hooters has grown to a world famous brand with over 435 locations in 42 states and 24 countries.

"Most people have 1 day for their anniversary, we're doing it big and celebrating all year long! We invite everyone in the nation to come in on the 25th of every month for a bite to eat and maybe walk out a winner," said McNeil.

About Hooters of America, Inc.

Hooters of America, Inc. is the franchisor and operator of over 435 Hooters restaurants in 42 states and 27 foreign countries. The first Hooters opened in 1983 in Clearwater, Florida and is celebrating the 25th anniversary this year. 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. For more information about Hooters visit

SOURCE Hooters of America, Inc.


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