Hoots, a new concept from Hooters where dudes can be servers, opens today in St. Pete

It's Florida's first location.

click to enlarge Hoots, a new concept from Hooters where dudes can be servers, opens today in St. Pete
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A new fast casual wing joint from Hooters is officially opening to the public today in downtown St. Petersburg. Simply called Hoots, the location is at 201 1st Ave. N. in St. Petersburg, and is the first in Florida. 

The new concept describes itself as “a little bit Hooters, a little bit its own thing,” which may refer to the fact there’s no servers in pantyhose, and instead the staff (including men) sport khakis and orange shirts.

“We are glad to finally open.  We are looking forward to being a part of the St. Pete community.  We will be following all the new mandates at 25% occupancy and offering to go, counter service and delivery” said Hoots Director of Development and Operations Will LeBas in a statement.

Like it’s mothernest, Hoots focuses on wings, tenders, shrimps and boasts 11 different sauces. The new 1,000 square-foot space also includes outdoor seating, and the full menu is available on most delivery apps, as well as for takeout.

Hoots now has a total of three locations, with the other two in Illinois.

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