- 23 Aug 2012 2:00 AM
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Alex continued, "Our new restaurant in the heart of Budapest couldn't be more centrally located or better known. We look forward to serving Hungarians our great food and having them experience the Hooters environment."
Hooters Budapest is located in the middle of Franz Liszt Square, home of the famous Budapest Franz Liszt Academy of Music, one of Europe's oldest and prestigious music academies. The Square is a popular outdoor pedestrian destination, especially during the summer months.
The restaurant is situated on a boardwalk nestled between Andrassy Fashion Street and the Kiraly walking street, and is approximately 150 feet away from the Octogon, Budapest's largest thoroughfare - where 3 subway lines, 2 tram lines and 4 bus lines meet. Andrassy Street is known for its high fashion brands from Armani to Davidoff, while Kiraly Street is known for its clubs and bars which cater largely to Budapest's under 30 crowd.
Alex Hemingway, CEO of Chanticleer Holdings' European operations, commented, "We are extremely excited to begin our European development strategy of Hooters restaurants with the opening of this location in Budapest, Hungary.
This leasehold of 7,684 square feet has three levels, two bars, 52 state-of-the-art televisions, and capacity for more than 400 customers, including 150 outside seats. The closest local competitor has less than 10 televisions."
Terry Marks, CEO of Hooters of America, LLC, stated, "The expansion of Hooters into Hungary is a testament to the global attraction of the brand, As a commercial, cultural and transportation hub for the country, Budapest provides the perfect destination for Hooters' great food and iconic hospitality. We are thrilled to open in the beautiful capitol city, marking the 28th international country for Hooters."