Hooters: Names Chief Operating Officer

Atlanta / GA. (hof) Hooters of America LLC, franchisor and operator of over 430 Hooters restaurants in 44 states and 27 foreign countries, has named Sam Rothschild as Chief Operating Officer to lead focus on operations excellence, and food and beverage development. With over 35 years of experience in the restaurant industry, Rothschild joins Hooters to lead the company as it focuses on growth and evolving menu offerings, quality and consistency.

«I am excited to be a part of Hooters team and culture, and am looking forward to being part of a new group of leaders to take the brand to the next level», stated Rothschild.

His extensive operational background includes over two decades of executive experience. He served as Senior Vice President of Company and Franchise Operations for Applebee´s from 2003 to 2011 and Tony Roma´s 2000 to 2003. Prior to that, he spent 13 years with Metromedia Restaurant Group in several executive roles including Vice President of International Operations of Bennigan´s. Rothschild received a Culinary Degree from Johnson and Wales Culinary Institute.