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Hooters, 1928 Broad River Road: 2000s (moved)   9 comments

Posted at 12:17 am in restaurants

The original Columbia Hooters was on Broad River Road near to Dutch Square and Intersection Center. Keeping abreast of trends, the chain relocated from the distressed Broad River area to Harbison, and moved into the site of the former Hops brewpub at 5195 Fernandina Road. (Curiously, when Columbia got a second Hooters it also set up shop in a former Hops, this one on Two Notch Road).

After Hooters moved, the Broad River Road building (which was not built as a Hooters, but some other restaurant I can't recall right now) was knocked down, and rebuilt as a Taco Bell which itself was a relocation for the original Broad River Road store.

Also, as an aside, I just learned today that Hooters is part of a whole market segment, the name of which I just have to stop and admire: Breastaurants.

Written by ted on June 6th, 2011

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  1. The original Hooters building was built as a fried chicken chain restaurant in the late 70s, early 80s. I don't remember its name. but it had a "granny" for its logo. Before it was torn down for Taco Bell, it was briefly and very bright and gaudy yellow and red sports bar.

    Tom

    6 Jun 11 at 5:45 am

  2. I remember the Broad River building originally being a Sambo's .

    LT

    6 Jun 11 at 6:19 am

  3. Believe it or not, Hooters also had an Airline called Hooters Air that lasted 2003-06 flew out of Myrtle Beach to several destinations that you can read about on their Wiki page (which I have linked). At one Point MYR's administration was trying to get H1 to fly to MYR-London form what I read. It was operated by Winson-Salem, NC-based Pace Airways that shut down in Sept. 2009. Pace did various charters and I got to see them at CAE several times when they'd do Casino Charters (mostly to Atlantic City in their case).

    Andrew

    6 Jun 11 at 1:30 pm

  4. "Keeping abreast of trends..."

    Nice, Ted. Nice.

    In that vein, while Hooters was still in business on BRR, the KFC next door had a big sign on the side of their building for a while that read: "Our breasts now 33% bigger"

    IrmoJeff

    6 Jun 11 at 9:39 pm

  5. I was really restraining myself from doing several more puns..

    ted

    7 Jun 11 at 12:24 am

  6. There was a Denny's originally located there before Hooters replaced it. Then came the short lived sports bar before it was demolished for the relocation of Taco Bell from across the street.

    Dick

    10 Jun 11 at 4:28 pm

  7. The sports bar might have been something like "The Red Rooster."

    badger

    11 Jun 11 at 2:40 pm

  8. I miss this Hooters. It was always crowded and fun. Only one in town that lived up to the promise. The others feel dead.

    Dennis

    12 Jun 11 at 2:55 pm

  9. it was called rockin robins

    JR

    24 Jul 11 at 10:02 am

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