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Hooters of America is a respected franchisor of more than 400 restaurants in 42 U.S. states and 29 countries. Founded in 1983, the brand has grown into an international phenomenon. The company hires men and women as chefs, hosts (at certain franchises), as well as busboys and managers. Hooters is well known for its food and fun brand, with a menu that includes hamburgers and other sandwiches, steaks, seafood, and chicken wings as the restaurant’s specialty. Hotters offers competitive pay and high-quality benefits to its employees. If you are interested in becoming a part of the Hooters team, apply for an open position and start your Hooters career.


Hooters offers excellent benefits to its employees including:

  • 401(k) Plan
  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Vacation & Paid Time Off
  • Stock options
  • Employee Discount
  • Reduced or Flexible Hours
  • Job Training

We currently have 29 open positions across 23 locations spread over 50 states.


Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.






Restaurants, Travel, Leisure



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Frequently asked questions about Hooters

What are the qualifications to work at Hooters?

In order to work for Hooters, candidates must be at least 18 years old and must have a high school diploma or an equivalent. Many entry-level positions allow applicants to meet only the age criteria, as they provide extensive job training.

How much does Hooters pay hourly?

The average hourly base pay for a Hooters girl is $4, while they earn more from additional pay such as tips and cash bonuses. That makes an average total pay of $19,000 a year. Furthermore, the average yearly pay for a Restaurant Manager at Hooters is $48,617. while an Assistant Manager makes $47,885 a year.

Does Hooters hire on the spot?

According to employee reviews, Hooters restaurants sometimes hire on the spot, but it depends on the franchise.

How do you apply to be a Hooters girl?

To become a Hooters girl, you have to be at least 18 and physically fit. In addition, reportedly, they prefer certain looks such as more than others, based on their company brand.

Do Hooters get paid every week?

No, Hooters employees are paid every two weeks (biweekly).

Do you have to take a drug test for Hooters?

No, they do not conduct pre-employment drug tests at Hooters. However, they can conduct random drug tests.

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Since 2002, Hooters has been an active participant in the fight against breast cancer, raising over $5.8 million to support the cause. This year, we’re once again combining forces with The V Foundation for Cancer Research.

Hooters reviews



Rating - Job Title



Corporate Trainer/Bartender

Fairfax, VA - March 3, 2020

Fun work environment

Great place to work, definitely a fun job to have while in college. Flexible hours, good easy money. Opportunity to grow within the company. Will make long last friendships with coworkers.



Goodlettsville, TN - March 5, 2020


bad attitudes from staff and customers, always got cussed at, yelled at for no reason, rude customers all the time, company wasn't flexible at all about scheduling



Pembroke Pines, FL - March 2, 2020

Productive and fun environment

A typical day at work is seeing all the girls at our jump start meeting so we can have a set goal for the day. All my coworkers are like sisters to me. Management is very committed to reaching our sales goals everyday. Great music ambiance and schedule flexiblity.



Nashville, TN - February 29, 2020

It’s a great place to work while you’re young.

I loved working here in my early 20’s. It’s a good and easy job to get at the age of 18. You meet a lot of people, make a lot of money and create lasting friendships.



Las Vegas, NV - February 27, 2020

really great place to work!

really great tips, fun staff, and management was extremely caring. each day was different and extremely busy. highly recommend working here if you want a flexible schedule.



Knoxville, TN - February 27, 2020

Love it

Our team is amazing. Then managers will always have your back and support you 100%. The girls are very motivating and uplifting to each other. This is a amazing company to work for.



Houston, TX - February 25, 2020

Very fun job and great learning experience

It was super fun and i met alot of good friends. The company was a great company to work for.. I really enjoyed learning new things and having a opportunity to be apart of a well known company



Richmond, VA - February 25, 2020


I enjoyed working for this company. It was a fun environment to work in. Being a server isn’t an easy job, and it definitely taught me to be patient and better in customer service.



Cicero, IL - February 24, 2020

Fun place to work

it was a good comp[any to work, it was good pace meet alot of interested people. For me being a talkative person it help made my job easier Unfortunate I ha d to leave because of racist I came upon tp



Chicago, IL - February 24, 2020

Fun Workplace

This is a fun workplace with a flexible schedule. This place is like family it is always nice to call a workplace home. It is like working with your sisters.


Corporate trainer

Indianapolis, IN - February 23, 2020

Nice scenery

Underpaid for the volume of work! Very poor management! Very high volume restaurant though. Honestly the women there make you seem like your back in high school!


Kitchen Staff

Arlington, TX - February 23, 2020

Family like

I enjoyed the friends and family like environment they had to offer. We worked hard together and even after work we would be there for one another, weather just for goodtimes



Oak Lawn, IL - February 23, 2020

It’s okay

It’s okay I had fun in the beginning but then they started taking away my shifts and only giving me one day a week which to me felt like a punch in the gut


Kitchen Staff

Louisville, KY - February 21, 2020

Over all not great

If all you're looking for is a pay check. Go right ahead. It's really a mixed bag apart from that. Some locations seem to be better than others but I can't speak outside of my personal experience.



Cincinnati, OH - February 20, 2020

RUN from management, great place to be if you want to go somewhere with your looks!

This is not a good place to work as far as management goes. The job is pretty demanding and is very fast paced. Going to work can be fun, but its like being in high school. Girls act like they are in high school. Managers start drama, and at my location ... managers took tips from girls and told them it would be included in their pay when it wasnt. CHECK OUT REVIEWS OF LOCATION PRIOR. This will tell you a lot. If you want to get into modeling or something of that nature, it is great because they offer oppoutunities through the calander and pagaent.



Fayetteville, NC - February 20, 2020

Amazing working environment

This company was a great place to work at, I enjoyed going to work each and every day and made a lot of friends! The corporation was well put together and worked for my availability


Corporate Trainer/Bartender

Fairfax, VA - March 3, 2020

Fun work environment

Great place to work, definitely a fun job to have while in college. Flexible hours, good easy money. Opportunity to grow within the company. Will make long last friendships with coworkers.


Line Cook

Beckley, WV - February 12, 2020

It was a fun but frustrating job

I liked this job because I was able to joke around with my coworkers and have fun while still doing my job, but there was a good bit of drama to deal with and the management wasn’t the best



San Antonio, TX - February 6, 2020

fun energized work astomsphere

fun work culture, high volume. different range of guest that came through. exciting culture with a demand for problem solving skills. live sports and entertainment


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