Hooters Jakarta boasts family-friendly sports bar concept

hootersPETALING JAYA: Hooters, the US franchisor and operator of more than 420 restaurants in 29 countries, has opened its first Indonesian outlet in Kemang, South Jakarta, on March 24.

Hooters Jakarta appears to be more family-friendly compared to its other outlets worldwide.

Its general manager, Sherry Suradji, said the outlet offered a similar sports bar concept to the US flagship chain by providing sports match screenings.

“We also serve American food with a local twist, such as burgers and chicken with rendang sauce,” Sherry told The Jakarta Post recently.

“Hooters Jakarta has a no-smoking rule and has no age restriction,” said Sherry.

However, she said, the outlet would not be selling alcoholic beverages to underage guests.

Although Hooters has a reputation for employing scantily clad waitresses in most of it outlets, the girls’ uniform in the Jakarta outlet has been adjusted by making the neckline higher to cover the cleavage.

“We have a very strict set of regulations,” said Sherry.

“The girls are not allowed to have an out-of-work relationship with customers or staff members,” she said, adding that if the rules were flouted, then they would be sacked.

Sherry said the eatery had received a positive response after having opened for less than a month, reported The Jakarta Post.

“The public is curious about Hooters and how it is implemented in Indonesia. However, once they come to Hooters Jakarta and see for themselves, they will understand,” she said.