Hooters Japan

October 21st, 2010By Category: Events, Restaurant/Bar

We had previously advertised their vacancies in the GaijinPot jobs pages and next week Japan’s first Hooters restaurant and sports bar will open at Tokyu Plaza by Akasakamitsuke subway station after nearly seven years of negotiations between Hooters Japan and the company’s head office in Atlanta.

Hooters Japan COO Mitsuo Tanabe said the brand’s logo, uniform, menu and ambiance will be the same as back in the U.S., as will the menu of seafood, sandwiches, salads and spicy chicken wings.

As for the famous Hooter girls, Tanabe said the company was not emphasizing the overt sex appeal of the girls, although, “of course, we expect lots of guys to come here to see the girls. It’s not the image of Hooters that we want,” he said. “Instead, we want to emphasize the restaurant’s qualities as being healthy, friendly and hospitable.”

Nearly 400 girls applied for the job and 40 were selected, including 10 foreign girls. One Japanese waitress will be selected to represent Hooters Japan at next summer’s Miss Hooters World Contest in Florida.

Tanabe said Hooters plans to open one store a year in Japan until they have 10. “Somewhere like Ginza or Shinagawa would be good. Roppongi is not at the top of our list. We don’t want to be on the main Roppongi street because then the restaurant runs the risk of attracting the wrong sort of people off the streets. We have to think of the girls’ safety,” Tanabe said.

Should you also want to think of the girls’ safety, here be a map:


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  • American Gigolo

    There’s many things I think about when it comes to Hooter’s.
    Sadly, the girls’ safetly isn’t one of them…

  • Adaman1887

    that shirt most defiantly says Korea….

  • Nathaniel

    ” next week Japan’s first Hooters restaurant and sports bar will open ”
    Of course it’s Korea! Are you serious? ><

  • snittzl

    Japan/Korea same same.. US/russia, white man, same same…

  • JESUS

    YOU GUYS DON COMPLAIN ABOT THE WERE THE GIRL ARE I WOR I HOOTER ACALIFORNIA AN WA LOS OF DIFERNTNT COUNTRI GIRLS I F YU BRANI WAS OK BEFORE TAN YOU GET DRUNK YOU REALI WENT THRE FOR THE WINGS SO DON MES ARROUN AN GO THERE BECAUSE IM GOIN AN FOE SHURE I DU REMEMBER MILE HOTH 3MILE AND 911 PUS CAJUN DAITONA BBQ ETC I JUST REMEMVER THE BUFALO SRIM ROCKS I DON FITH BUT WE GET VETHER OTERWISE GO BACK TO YOU COUNTRI AN OPEN YOU EYES JJJ

  • PoketMonst..

    Japan/Korea girls has different.
    Japanese girls has thicker foot, bigger hip, smaller knee joint, longer foot,
    shorter torso, smaller jaw, taller nose, more facial fuzz hair.
    Japanese/Cantonese same same..

  • Silkdaddy74

    HOOTERS is a NATIONAL Buisness in the USA, and now Japan is trying to get on the bandwagon with the franchise, the name is HOOTERS, who has HOOTERS ladies, beautiful, sexy, bustable ladies bring men, that is nature. The men bring money. You change any of that is a bad idea, and the food and watching sports 2nd greatest.

  • oj

    “Should you also want to think of the girls’ safety, here be a map”…. Best miss-translation EVER!

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