11 Hooters Copycat Restaurants You Never Knew Existed

Read to learn about the copycat restaurants that you can either visit or avoid. Hooters, which was founded back in 1983, remains popular to this day and has restaurants all over the US. Regardless of how you feel about it (it’s a little weird), you can visit these restaurants to experience their unique atmosphere. Essentially, these restaurants focus more on the appearance of the servers and less on the food, which means that any restaurant where the server’s appearance is more important than the food falls under the category of a Breastaurant, a term coined by Doug Guller, the CEO of ATX Brands LLC, which actually owns Bikinis Sports Bar and Grill.

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Cowgirls Espresso
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Every day of the week is different: Monday is Military, Tuesday is Cowgirls, Wednesday is Bikini, Thursday is Girl School, and Friday is Fantasy. Espresso Cowgirls, which originated in Seattle back in 2002, is a coffee shop where servers dressed in bikini-themed uniforms entertain customers while offering baked goods and coffee treats. If you’re looking for something different, you might want to stop by your local coffee shop to get your average latte. It’s a great way to wake up in the morning.

The Tilted Kilt Pub and Eatery
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The Kilted Tilted is probably one of the better-known chains of these Scottish-Irish-themed sports pubs, serving all the basics of your pub – knee-high socks and a plaid bikini top, with some variation in plaid shorts. They are said to be “plaid for mad” and serve pretzels, wings, and burgers.

Twin Peaks
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Acknowledged. “Hooters simply wasn’t provocative enough,” expressed co-founder and CEO Randy DeWitt in a feature in Bloomberg back in 2014. The selection of food comprises of high-end burgers, tacos, and sandwiches. The team consists of youthful females attired in cropped plaid shirts and khaki or denim shorts, and the dispersed establishments throughout the United States are designed to resemble a rustic lodge, adorned with mounted animal trophies, stonework, and an abundance of televisions. As stated on their website, this chain, headquartered in Dallas, Texas, offers “Cuisine, Beverages, and Panoramic vistas.”

Bone Daddy's House of Smoke
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In 2017, Crave, a much-loved BBQ restaurant, opened a retooled spot to be more family-friendly. However, on game days, the servers are still dressed in outfits that resemble referee uniforms. They changed the uniforms to include black booty shorts and red shorts, but they didn’t expect a bevy of servers dressed skimpily. While they wanted this new spot to maintain its popularity, they didn’t anticipate the controversial attire on game days.

Show-Me's Sports Bar and Grill
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In Missouri, this breastaurant known as Hooters has the basic idea of a pretty awesome wings place. The staff’s outfits, consisting of tight tank tops and shorts, may vary a bit depending on the location. The name of the chain, Hooters, is a not-so-subtle double entendre that captures the attention.

Bombshells Restaurant and Bar
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Bombshells, with its 12 locations across the state, guarantees an exhilarating ambiance, exceptional cuisine, and captivating live performances. The servers, dressed in military-inspired, cropped, pin-up style jerseys and black shirts (some even donning ammo belts), contribute to the vibrant atmosphere. Moreover, the abundance of televisions ensures that you can savor every moment of the thrilling game while indulging in delectable chips, queso, nachos, and more.

Heart Attack Grill
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At Fremont Street, the waitstaff, known as “nurses,” wear revealing nurse costumes while serving indulgent cuisine. This Vegas-based eatery, with a hospital theme, is likely more renowned for its shockingly massive “bypass burgers” and highly inappropriate humor regarding eating disorders in its promotional materials.

Redneck Heaven
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In 2018, the last establishment of this petite Texan series of four eateries shut down after being showcased in the 2013 MTV reality program Big Tips Tips Texas. The waitstaff adorned body art and minimal attire during their ABC Nights – “anything but clothes,” which certainly pushed the limits of decency (and the legislation).

Ojos Loco Sports Bar and Cantina
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This breastaurant “cantina” serves up a pretty selection of tasty-looking tacos and other south-of-the-border fares in their locations in Arizona, Mexico, and New Texas. Margaritas and cerveza are brought by the sport servers, who are dressed in short shorts and bare midriffs, giving it a Latin sports vibe.

Bikinis Sports Bar and Grill
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According to Eater’s report, the final branch in Austin, Texas, failed in 2018. However, despite the eventual closure of all those branches, the establishment grew with the addition of 14 new locations across Texas, North Carolina, and Oklahoma. This particular sports bar, known for its servers donning bikini tops and shorts, originally launched in Austin back in 2006.

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A year later, the restaurant unexpectedly shut down and failed to make an impact on the market as anticipated. Naturally, the appetizers and beverages are served by male waiters dressed in revealing attire such as tight shorts and tank tops, with the sole emphasis being on them. This unique restaurant, which can be described as a male version of Hooters, was established in Dallas in 2015, and yes, you read the name correctly. The S&M Burger, consisting of Swiss cheese and mushrooms, is also on the menu.