11 Hooters Copycat Restaurants You Didn’t Know Existed

Pretty much everyone has heard of, if not visited, a Hooters restaurant. While they’re known for their wings, the Atlanta-based chain’s main claim to fame is, of course, the skimpy costumes worn by its all-female servants and their delicious chicken wings. Between the little orange shorts and the tight white tops – with the name of the chain on the chest – you can’t mistake Hooters for anything other than what it is; a “breastaurant”.

Breastaurant is a term coined by Doug Guller, CEO of ATX Brands LLC, which owns Bikinis Sports Bar and Grill, and was actually trademarked, according to ABC news. Essentially, it means any restaurant where the focus is less on the food and more on the appearance of the server. Regardless of how you feel about this (it’s a little weird), these restaurants are all over the US and have remained popular since the day Hooters was founded, back in 1983. Read on to learn more about the Hooters copy restaurantsso you can visit or avoid them.

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Cowgirls espresso

Cowgirls espresso

Cowgirls espresso

One way to wake up in the morning is to stop by a local coffee shop – you’ll find that it doesn’t serve your average latte. Cowgirls Espresso established itself in Seattle in 2002, offering coffee treats and baked goods with entertaining servers in promiscuous, bikini-themed uniforms. Every day of the week is different: Military Monday, Cowgirls Tuesday, Bikini Wednesday, School Girl Thursday and Fantasy Friday.

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The Tilted Kilt Pub and Eatery

The Tilted Kilt Pub and Eatery

The Tilted Kilt Pub and Eatery

Probably one of the better known of these chains, the Tilted Kilt is a Scots-Irish themed sports pub serving burgers, wings and pretzels – all your pub basics. The “Kilt Girls” are said to be “plaid crazy” and wear a variation of a cropped plaid shirt, bikini top and knee-high socks.

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Twin Peaks

Twin Peaks

Twin Peaks

This Dallas, Texas-based chain offers “Eats, Drinks and Scenic views,” according to their website, and the locations across the U.S. are themed to look like a wilderness lodge, with stuffed animal trophies, brickwork, lots of TVs, and a staff of young women who wear cropped plaid shirts and khakis or jeans. The menu consists of fancy burgers, tacos and sandwiches. Into a profile Bloomberg in 2014, co-founder and CEO Randy DeWitt said he founded the restaurant because “Hooters just wasn’t spicy enough.” Noted.

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Bone Daddy’s House of Smoke

Bone Daddy's House of Smoke

Bone Daddy’s House of Smoke

While this beloved barbecue spot wasn’t intended to be a restaurant, they opened with a bevy of scantily clad servants in red, tied-up shorts and black shorts. However, according to To long for, the restaurant updated its uniforms in 2017 to be more family-friendly. That said, on game days you will still see servers dressed in umpire outfits.

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Show-Me’s sports bar and grill

Show-Me's sports bar and grill

Show-Me’s sports bar and grill

Missouri is the “show me” state, which is where this Midwest chain got its name from, a not-so-subtle ambiguity. Staff outfits seem to vary a bit by location, but think tight shorts, tight tank tops, and big smiles, and you’ve got the basic idea. Like Hooters, this restaurant is known for its pretty awesome wings.

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Bombshells Restaurant and Bar

Bombshells Restaurant and Bar

Bombshells Restaurant and Bar

Bombshells, yet another Texas-based restaurant, with 12 locations across the state, promises an “exciting atmosphere, great food, and live entertainment,” with pin-up-style servers, military jersey-style cropped tops, and black shirts (some wearing a ammunition belt). With tons of televisions, you won’t miss a minute of the big game as you munch on chips and queso, nachos, and more.

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Heart attack grill

Heart attack grill

Heart attack grill

This hospital-themed diner, based in Vegas, is probably a bit more famous for its horrifically large “bypass burgers” and extremely bad eating disorder jokes in its marketing materials. However, the servants, who are called ‘nurses’, don revealing nurse outfits while serving gluttonous food on Fremont Street.

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Redneck Heaven

Redneck heaven

Redneck heaven

This small chain of four restaurants in Texas definitely pushed the boundaries of good taste (and the law) when they launched their ABC Nights — everything but clothes,” meaning the servers wore body paint and very little else. The restaurant was also on display in the 2013 MTV reality show Big Tips Tips Texasbut closed its final location in 2018.

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Ojos Locos Sports Bar and Cantina

Ojos Loco Sports Bar and Cantina

Ojos Loco Sports Bar and Cantina

A self-proclaimed “Latin Sports Cantina,” this restaurant serves up a pretty appetizing-looking selection of tacos and other south-of-the-border fare, at their locations in Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona. The servers have bare midriffs and short shorts as they bring you cerveza and margaritas.

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Bikini’s Sports Bar and Grill

Bikini's Sports Bar and Grill

Bikini’s Sports Bar and Grill

This sports bar, with servers wearing bikini tops and shorts, first opened in 2006 in Austin. It expanded to 14 locations in Texas, North Carolina and Oklahoma, but all of them eventually closed. The last location, in Austin, Texas, went out of business in 2018 Eater at the time.

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tally wackers

tally wackers

tally wackers

Yes, you read the name right. This “Hooters but with guys” restaurant opened in Dallas in 2015, focusing strictly on male servants in very little attire — tight shorts, tank tops — with “abb-itizers” and “cocktails,” as well as the S&M Burger ( Swiss and mushrooms of course). Unfortunately, the restaurant failed to penetrate the market as expected and closed a year after opening.

An earlier version of this article was originally published in September 2022. It has been updated with new information.

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