It was April 1, 1983 in Clearwater, Florida and on the corner of Gulf to Bay and Hampton Road, history was about to be made. Six fun-loving businessmen with roots in the Midwest and with no experience in the foodservice business were opening doors to a restaurant with an owl logo, chicken wings as the featured item, and girls in orange shorts. After frantically locating a friend to show them how to start the fryers (after all, it was April Fool's Day), Hooters was off and crawling.
That crawl soon turned into a stride, and now Hooters is running at full speed with restaurants opening throughout the Sunbelt, the Rockies, the Eastern Seaboard, the beautiful Canadian country with expansion plans for the entire U.S. and more international markets. This success pattern was accomplished under the guidance of Hooters of America, Inc. who recognized the amazing growth potential of the Hooters concept early on and secured the rights to expand nationally and internationally.
A little about R.M.D. Corp.
R.M.D. Corp. (Restaurant Management and Development) provides management support services to a variety of restaurant/bar units, which employ over 2800 employees, in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee. RMD's service group includes one of the largest Hooters franchise units, which currently numbers 38 Hooters locations in RMD's 4-state service territory. RMD has experienced great success supplying its brand of management support, which entails teaching, excellent hiring, training, and retention practices; obtaining the highest quality food and beverage products available; programs to provide the best customer service available in the industry; and executing innovative marketing strategies.
What separates Hooters from the ordinary?
How many restaurants do you know that have magazines and calendars dedicated to and featuring their waitresses? Only Hooters. But what helps the girls make Hooters great? Consider our relaxed atmosphere that's as refreshing as a Caribbean breeze; our great food that's prepared with lots of tasty spices. And to top it all off and wash it all down, we've got the coldest beer in town. Those four simple elements that are often imitated but hardly ever duplicated, are what makes Hooters the "Cure For The Common Restaurant."