Chanticleer Holdings and Hooters Australia Secure Site and Begin Expansion in Surfers Paradise, Australia
APR 11, 2012 - 08:45 ET
Campbelltown Location Continues to Build Loyal Fans
CHARLOTTE, NC--(Marketwire - April 11, 2012) - Chanticleer Holdings, Inc. (
"Surfers Paradise is our next step in expanding the Hooters restaurant brand across Australia. With the tremendous success of our Campbelltown location we moved quickly to execute our expansion plans. Surfers Paradise attracts more than 20,000 overnight visitors every day and is considered a prime tourist destination. Every weekend the number of visitors swells to more than 30,000 per day in the entertainment precinct where our next Hooters will be located. The local and visitors demographics should make our Surfers Paradise a huge success," said Morney Schlebusch, Chief Operating Officer, Hooters Australia.
Michael Pruitt, Chief Executive Officer of Chanticleer Holdings, stated, "We are excited to expand our relationship with Morney and his team. The success of the Campbelltown location is evidence of their ability to execute and deliver. This marks another key milestone as we continue to execute our core growth strategy of expanding the Hooters brand internationally. We see tremendous opportunities in Australia and other fast-growing markets to open additional restaurants."
Surfers Paradise will be the second Hooters restaurant opening in Australia which is jointly owned by Mr. Schlebusch and Chanticleer Holdings. For more information please visit www.hootersaustralia.com.
About Chanticleer Holdings, Inc.
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In 2011, Chanticleer and a group of noteworthy private equity investors, which included H.I.G. Capital, KarpReilly, LLC and Kelly Hall, president of Texas Wings Inc., the largest Hooters franchisee in the United States, acquired Hooters of America (HOA). Today, HOA is the franchisor and operator of over 450 Hooters restaurants in 44 states and 28 foreign countries. Chanticleer maintains a minority ownership stake in HOA and its CEO, Mike Pruitt, is also a member of HOA's Board of Directors. For further information, please visit www.chanticleerholdings.com or www.hooters.com and follow us on Twitter at @ChantHoldings or @Hooters.
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