Business & Real Estate

Hooters restaurant closes, leaving one in Sacramento area

The Hooters restaurant in Rancho Cordova recently closed, the second Hooters closing in a year and leaving only one Sacramento-area eatery known for its provocatively clad servers.

Via email, Mark Whittle, chief development officer of Atlanta-based Hooters of America LLC, said the Hooters at 10750 Olson Drive closed its doors at the end of May.

“This was a decision made by the landlord as they exercised the right to terminate the lease, pursuing a different direction with the property,” Whittle said in the email.

The 6,200-square-foot Hooters restaurant at 1785 Challenge Way near Arden Fair mall closed near the end of 2016. In April, it was announced that the site would become a Sizzler restaurant.

With the latest closure, the sole remaining local Hooters is operating at 3541 Truxel Road in North Natomas.

Whittle said the Sacramento-area closures are not indicative of a Hooters exodus from Northern California.

“While we have had a couple restaurants closed, we have also opened and/or relocated five new restaurants in California in the past four years, and are actively working on new sites with different franchise partners,” he said. “KLS Restaurant Group is scheduled to finalize their first new location in Northern California shortly.”

KLS Restaurant Group is based in Sacramento.

Started in 1983 in Clearwater, Fla., there are more than 400 Hooters sites internationally.

Mark Glover: 916-321-1184, @markhglover