Hooters Franchise to Open in Tel Aviv

Hooters is opening in the Holy Land. The chain known for chicken wings and waitresses in tight T-shirts will open a branch this summer in Tel Aviv, Israel. The Israeli franchise owner says he won't open branches near large religious populations.

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STEVE INSKEEP, host:

Here's another story of restaurateurs without borders. Today's last word in business is Hooters. The last word is Hooters because the chain known for spicy chicken wings and waitresses' tight T-shirts is coming to the holy land. It will have its first branch in Tel Aviv, Israel this summer.

Now it is true the food will not be kosher, and the Israeli who bought the franchise says he will avoid opening Hooters establishments near conservative religious groups. But he says, quote, the concept is something that Israelis are looking for.

And that's the business news on MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

And I'm Renee Montagne.

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