Atlanta, GA (hospitalitybusinessnews.com) Hooters today unveiled the opening of the first-ever location in Lithuania, Hooters of Vilnius, led by Lithuanian basketball stars Darius Songalia and Robertas Javtokas, who make up the franchisee Hooters Baltics, UAB. This is the first of three locations slated to open in the Baltic states in the coming years.
Hooters of Vilnius is conveniently located at 16 Vilnius St. Vilnius, Lithuania 01402, near Vilnius University campus. The new 5,300-square foot restaurant features 24 large-screen televisions and boasts an outdoor patio area.
“We are honored to open Lithuania’s first-ever Hooters and bring like-minded sports fans together under one roof,” said Darius Songaila, partner of Hooters Baltics. “Hooters is famous worldwide for its wings, iconic Hooters Girls, and laid-back environment. We are offering locals a chance to unwind and catch their favorite sports games on television while enjoying Hooters food with friends and family. Does it get any better than that?”
The two remaining locations slated to open by Hooters Baltics, UAB will be in Estonia and Latvia.
Hooters Baltics partners Darius Songaila and Robertas Javtokas are both former Lithuanian national team and EuroLeague high-impact basketball players who have played at the highest level for over 20 years throughout Europe and the United States. Gintare Songaile, wife of Darius, serves as general manager and marketing for the group.
“Teaming up with basketball stars Darius and Robertas is the ideal pairing for Hooters,” said Mark Whittle, chief development officer, Hooters of America. “They are true team players and role models in their country who we are proud to welcome into the Hooters family. Their experiences and background in the world of sports adds a unique layer to the operations of this new location.”
Hooters of Vilnius incorporates the latest design features that deliver the familiar, fun-loving persona of the Hooters brand along with contemporary elements that combine to deliver a one-of-a-kind guest experience. Guests of the new location can enjoy a variety of Hooters craveable menu items including burgers, wings, appetizers and salads.