Hooters In Malaysia?! We Never Thought We'd See The Day

Woot woot! Oops, we meant hoot hoot!

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Men (and women), here's some good news to end your week...

Popular fast food chain Hooters will soon be opening their doors in Malaysia!

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World-famous “breastaurant” Hooters is looking to open an outlet in Malaysia soon, according to Business Wire, as part of the international chain's expansion plan in Southeast Asia.

One of the world’s most iconic restaurant chains is preparing to spread its wings even further.

Yeah, peeps. It appears that “delightfully tacky yet unrefined” restaurant chain Hooters known for its buffalo wings and waitresses (Hooters Girls) that are all about the boobies, is planning to open up an outlet (or two, or three) in Malaysia.

Due to the successes in Singapore and Phuket, the brand sees a "tremendous opportunity" to make their mark in Asia and will be incorporating local dishes in their menus

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The expansion plan, which may also see its entry into Hong Kong and Macau, is part of Hooters' development agreement with international franchisee Destination Resorts Co Ltd. Hooters' first foray into Asia was in Singapore in December 1996.

After the success of the Phuket Hooters, Garry Murray CEO of Destination Resorts—Hooters’ international franchisee—says the company saw a “tremendous opportunity” to roll out the Hooters brand across Asia. Hooters also says it will focus on incorporating the local cuisine onto the new restaurant menus.

Known for voluptuous waitresses, their expansion plan includes SEA countries like Malaysia, Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam

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The Atlanta-based breastaurant inked a development agreement with international franchisee Destination Resorts Co. Ltd. to bring 30 Hooters locations to Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam, Hong Kong and Macau.

The so-called “breastaurant” is planning to open more than 30 restaurants in Southeast Asia over the next six years, executives announced in a release. Hooters already has a presence in Thailand, and is looking to expand into Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam, as well as Hong Kong and Macau.

The Hooters name refers to two things for the company: Women's breasts and the hooting sound their mascot, the owl, makes

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The Hooters name is a double entendre referring to both its owl logo, a bird known for its "hooting" calls, as well as an American slang term for human breasts. Hooters is a restaurant whose waiting staff are primarily voluptuous young women, usually referred to simply as "Hooter Girls," whose revealing outfits and sex appeal are played up and are a primary component of the company's image.

The restaurant serves typical all-American grub including hamburgers, steaks, sandwiches, seafood platters and a variety of appetisers, and is famous for its specialty, the “Hooters buffalo-style chicken wings”.

Plans to open a branch here in Malaysia will definitely meet some strong resistance from conservatives, and Hooters may have to make some changes to adapt to the local culture

Hooters’ planned arrival here may not sit well with religious conservatives. Last January, several leaders in Muslim-majority Malaysia lodged protest over reports that world-famous Hard Rock Cafe was planning to open an outlet in Putrajaya, the country's administrative capital. Responding to objections by Malay-rights group Perkasa, authorities here said should the franchise, which is known as a live music venue that serves alcohol, ever open its doors in Putrajaya, it would have to abide by regulations set by the local council .

The Hooters chain currently has 430 outlets in 28 countries, but we’re not sure if Malaysia will be successfully added to their family of restaurants considering how this could very well come across as “obscene entertainment”. Plus, let’s not get our hopes up high for now because the idea of a Hooters restaurant in Malaysia might not even sit well with certain religious parties. You know how it is.

Here are some Hooter Girls from Singapore to give you an idea of the ambience of the restaurant:

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And Hooter's Phuket too

But we saved the best for last... Hooters: The Male Edition

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Okay, news aside, we couldn't resist imagining, "What would happen if Hooters ever made it to Malaysia?" Here are 13 possibilities:

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