Hooters, Inc was established in Clearwater, Florida, on April 1, 1983, by six Clearwater businessmen. The date was an April Fools’ Day joke because the original six owners believed that their prospect was going to fail. Their first Hooters restaurant was built on the site of a former rundown nightclub that had been purchased at a low price. The details are available in this video.
It includes the story of how did they came up with hooter girls. The waiting staff at Hooters restaurants are primarily attractive young women, usually referred to simply as “Hooter Girls,” whose revealing outfits and beautiful appeal are played up and are a primary component of the company’s image.