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The Man Who 'Gives a Hoot' About Creating Great Businesses

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SOURCE Chanticleer Holdings

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today's families are busier than ever. Between work, school, soccer practice, ballet recitals, homework and bills, it's a wonder everyone is able to keep calm...and keep their schedules. With such hectic lives, the thought of cooking dinner for the entire family night after night can be daunting. No wonder that chain restaurants are so popular these days. The trend isn't limited to fast food joints: it is equally true for full-service chain restaurants that will cater to families after a long day.

The genius of these restaurants lies in their extensive menus, cheerful-yet-cozy atmospheres and convenient locations. One would be hard-pressed to find a town in the U.S. that doesn't have at least one of these restaurants. One such chain is Hooters, made popular by their top-notch food and extremely attractive servers. While Hooters isn't the only chain that offers chicken wings, sports on TV and a relaxed atmosphere, it has definitely perfected the model. Hooters restaurants have become so popular that there are now more than 400 of them worldwide.

With such rapid success, Hooters certainly must be doing something right. No one knows this better than Michael Pruitt, the CEO of Chanticleer Holdings, Inc. Pruitt pays close attention to the popularity of Hooters restaurants here and abroad. And why not-Chanticleer is a franchise owner of Hooters restaurants in international markets including England, South Africa, Hungary and Brazil and has joint ventured with the current Hooters franchisee in Australia. Very recently, Chanticleer acquired two more Hooters restaurants, located in Portland, OR and Tacoma, WA. Since 2005, Pruitt has made it his mission to offer Hooters' successful formula to other business owners who share his vision for their futures. 

Pruitt has already made the Hooters formula available to owners of other U.S.-based restaurant chains, as well as franchise restaurateurs who strive to open and operate additional restaurants in other parts of the world. "It's not only about making money," Pruitt reports. "It's about globalization-bringing these already fantastic companies to other parts of the world, so everyone can experience the same easy and convenient dining options that we enjoy in the U.S."

In addition to its Hooters locations, Chanticleer Holdings recently acquired the American Roadside Burgers franchise; acquired a 51 percent controlling interest in Just Fresh, which also calls Charlotte home; and acquired the Spoon Bar & Kitchen restaurant in Dallas, which it intends to expand into a new, fast-casual dining concept. "We want to offer options," Pruitt says. "Our expansion model will enable us to grow the brand and increase franchising opportunities in domestic and international markets."

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