News & Other Stuff
Hooters in the Community.
Hooters is a neighborhood restaurant and we like to stay active in the communities around our locations. From sponsoring little league teams and celebrating First Responders Day, to building homes with Habitat for Humanity, our staff has always taken great pride in “giving a Hoot.” One of our favorite ways to support our Chicagoland neighbors is our annual Wings for the Kids program.
Since 1992, on Tuesdays in February, Hooters has donated one-third of the proceeds from our World-Famous Chicken Wing sales to the Holy Family School on the west side of Chicago. So far, we’ve been able to raise over $680,000 for the school’s Tuition Assistance Fund!
Holy Family School was established in 1985 to offer a high-quality education for minority children in Chicago’s low-income neighborhoods, providing a learning environment that nurtures intellectual, spiritual, social, emotional and physical growth for students in kindergarten through eighth grade. On average, money donated by Chicagoland Hooters Restaurants enables 8 children to receive a first-class education at Holy Family each year.
Wings for the Kids
Our Wings for the Kids program originated at our very first location – Hooters of Clearwater – which earned us the Patron of Education award from state of Florida. When our brand expanded into Chicagoland, continuing to help kids just made perfect sense – like serving ranch with hot wings.
If you would like to support this incredibly worthy cause, just stop by any Chicagoland location on Tuesdays in February, and be sure to order plenty of wings. It’s the most delicious and rewarding way you can help Chicago’s less fortunate children thrive… by giving them the wings they need to fly!
Meet the 2019 Hooters Calendar Girls!
The 2019 Hooters Calendar Girls are taking on the Windy City! Come meet them in person and get your calendar signed November 14th-17th. Cover Girl Laiken, Miss January Briana, Miss August Destiny, Miss July Emily, Miss September Victoria, Inside Back Cover Marissa and more of your local Chicago favorites will be in attendance! Buy one for you, your friends on your Christmas list, or one for the troops and we will send it overseas for you! Don’t miss out!
Wednesday, November 14th
12:30PM – 1:30PM: Hooters of Oak Lawn
5:30PM – 6:30PM: Hooters of Lansing
7:30PM – 8:30PM: Hooters of Orland Park
Thursday, November 15th
12:30PM – 1:30PM: Hooters of Countryside
5:30PM – 6:30PM: Hooters of Gurnee
7:30PM – 8:30PM: Hooters of Schaumburg
Friday, November 16th
12:30PM – 1:30PM: Hooters on Wells Street
>5:30PM – 6:30PM: Hooters of O’Hare
7:30PM – 8:30PM: Hooters of Melrose Park
Saturday, November 17th
12:30PM – 1:30PM: Hooters of Fox Valley
5:30PM – 6:30PM: Hooters of Joliet
7:30PM – 8:30PM: Hooters of Downers Grove
Each calendar purchase helps support the #GiveAHoot campaign and Breast Cancer Research with $1 donated to the cause. In addition, November kicks off Operation Calendar Drop, which provides a way for guests of Hooters Restaurants to purchase a 2019 Hooters Calendar and attach a personal note of thanks to our troops. Through Operation Calendar Drop many of the Hooters Calendars are shipped in care packages to soldiers overseas.
Get Your Burger Game On.
Build the burger you’ve always dreamed of, your “MVB”, your Most Valuable Burger. We have a field of tasty toppings to pick from, or you can try one of our own creations:
Grilled mushrooms, peppers, onions, and provolone cheese on Texas toast.
Turkey burger with Swiss cheese, guacamole, and pico de gallo.
Applewood smoked bacon and jalapeños topped with jalapeño cheddar cheese sauce.
Build Your Best Burger
Think you can best our burger creations? Once you order your MVB, snap a pic with your phone and upload to Instagram, tagged #HootersMVB.
Keep those warm vibes flowing all Summer long with a variety of tasty tacos.
It’s Taco Summer! All platters include two tacos and choice of cole slaw, potato salad, or baked beans. Upgrade to a side salad, curley fries, or tater tots for a little extra.
Buffalo Shrimp tossed in your favorite wing sauce, topped with shredded cabbage, cheese, and a Siracha Chili sauce.
Grilled chicken topped with pico de gallo,jalapeño, shredded cabbage, cheese,
and an Ancho Chipotle Sauce.
Marinated and grilled Mahi, cheddarcheese, shredded cabbage, and toppedwith a Honey Chipotle Sauce.
NEW! Buffalo Chicken
Our Nearly World Famous Buffalo Chicken tossed in your favorite wing sauce, topped with shredded cabbage and cheese.
The Double K Hooters Cup Car Series is now in its 18th season! This series of events takes places on Sundays throughout the Summer and Fall, with registration beginning at 9am and trophies awarded at 3pm. Come check out an incredible variety of cars, trucks and motorcycles from classic to current, imports to exotics, vintage, custom and more! On select days, you can also meet the Hooters Girls featured on this year’s free show poster. Here is a full schedule of dates and locations where you can join in the Hooters Cup Car Show fun:
- 6/3 – Joliet
6/10 – Orland Park
7/1 – O’Hare
7/22 – Downers Grove
8/12 – Fox Valley
8/19 – O’Hare
8/26 – Joliet
9/2 – Orland Park
9/9 – Schaumburg
9/16 – Melrose Park
9/23 – Countryside
10/7 – Downers Grove (Grand Finale)
10/14 – Downers Grove (Grand Finale Rain Date)