ATLANTA, Jan. 23, 2012 // PRNewswire // -- Hooters of America, LLC has announced that Claudia Levitas has joined the company as Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel, to oversee all legal matters for the company including litigation management and franchise law compliance. The Hooters system is comprised of 430 corporate and franchised units, which operate in 44 states in the United States and in 27 foreign countries.
Before joining Hooters, Ms. Levitas spent 16 years with Huddle House, Inc., an Atlanta-based diner concept with over 400 locations where she held the titles of both General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer. Prior to specializing in the restaurant industry, Levitas worked for five years in a private-practice law firm in Washington, D.C. after graduating with a law degree from George Washington University.
"We are thrilled to have Claudia as part of our team and feel her extensive expertise in the restaurant industry, particularly in the areas of employment and franchise law, will be beneficial as we continue to grow the Hooters brand," stated Terry Marks, CEO Hooters of America, LLC.
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 incomparable service provided by the All-American cheerleaders, the Hooters Girls. For more information about Hooters visit www.Hooters.com or follow us at www.twitter.com/Hooters or www.Facebook.com/Hooters.
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