Hooters rumor a bust

By on January 20, 2015

1128px-Devassa_no_HootersJACKSON HOLE, WY- The whole town’s talking about it. The rumor. Hooters is coming to Jackson Hole. The Planet tracked it down and we have confirmation the rumor is just that. A hoax.

The buzz began with a job posting listed on Craigslist.

“You heard right!” the post stated. “Hooters is coming to Jackson Hole July 2015 and we need all staff and employees. Experience is a big plus as this is a once in a lifetime opportunity.”

The Planet then became aware of another rumor that The Bird was to be the site of the new Hooters franchise. Made sense. The Bird has hosted strippers in the past. Other emails and phone calls led us to Tim Bradley of Contour Investment Properties. Supposedly it was the old Bubbas restaurant being targeted by Hooters for their Jackson location.

Dead ends, all of them.

Then a call to Hooters of America CIO Chris Duncan set the record straight.

“We haven’t heard those rumors,” Duncan said. “Our board president has a home in Jackson Hole so I think we would know if a Hooters was going in there. It could be something our franchise scouting team is working on but it’s not come across my desk.”

We referred Duncan to the Craigslist job posting. He said that is not the traditional way Hooters would go about staffing up.

“Believe me, if there was another reason for me to head out to Jackson for a ski trip I would be all for it,” Duncan added. “But it sounds like you’ve been hoaxed.”

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