Just a few days ago, communities around the country were waking up and learning that one of their restaurants had closed permanently.  Since the start of 2024, at least 44 Hooters locations have shuttered with most feeling that impact this past weekend.  Now, that list has been revealed, and the fate of Hooters restaurants in Minnesota.

Hooters isn't the first company to have this type of negative news circulating our Google news feeds.  Red Lobster, and JC Penney's had a few closures already in 2024Walmart and Target closed several locations in the past year.

Read More: Are Minnesota and Illinois JC Penney Stores On The List To Close?


Why Are Hooters Restaurants Closing Suddenly?

Multiple Hooters restaurants silently shuttered a few days ago as a result of what the company said was "underperforming stores".  Texas was hit with the most closures.  Several other states, including Illinois, also felt the loss as stores went from "Open" to "Permanently Closed" on Google.

USAToday shared in their story that the Atlanta-based company indicated that they are still planning on opening more Hooters locations around the world, and Hooters frozen products are going to be launched soon and will be available for customers at grocery stores.

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Are Any Hooters Locations in Minnesota Closing?

I've had a few people ask me if any Hooters restaurants closed permanently.  There is a short answer and a long answer to this, and I'll start with the short.

Short Answer:  No

Long Answer:  There is only one Hooters restaurant in Minnesota.  It is located at the Mall of America on the 4th floor near the East parking ramp.  As of right now, it appears to be open for business as usual.

As we've realized with other businesses, things can change fast and places can close without any notice.  If this location does suddenly close, we will have the information available on our free app for you to read.  No subscription is required.

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List of Hooters Restaurants That Have Permanently Closed in 2024

According to several sources, including USAToday.com, below are the Hooters locations that have closed so far in 2024:


  • Homewood: 1278 Oak Grove Rd
  • Huntsville: 4729 NW University


  • Lakeland: 3437 South Florida Ave.
  • Orange Park: 1740 Wells Road
  • West Palm Beach: 2224 Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard
  • Gainesville, 3105 SW 34th St.


  • Brunswick: 10355 Canal Crossing Rd
  • Hiram: 5464 Wendy Bagwell Pkwy
  • Macon: 112 Riverside Parkway
  • Madison Yards: 935 Memorial Dr SE Suite 310 (“Hoots Wings)
  • McDonough, 1858 Jonesboro Road


  • Springfield: 3241 Horizon Drive


  • Castleton: 6426 E 82nd St
  • Clarksville: 941 E Lewis and Clark Pkwy


  • Louisville (Dixie highway): 4948 Dixie Hwy, Louisville, KY
  • Richmond: 241 Eastern Bypass


  • Harborplace: 301 Light St # 1445, Baltimore, MD


  • Florissant: 2765 N Hwy 67
  • Independence: 19850 E Valley View Pkwy
  • North Kansas City: 6411 NW Barry Rd N

North Carolina

  • Greenville: 316 S Greenville Blvd SW
  • Jacksonville: 463 Western
  • Uptown Charlotte: 123 W Trade St


  • Oklahoma City (Penn Avenue): 13320 N Pennsylvania Ave

South Carolina

  • Columbia East: 7711 Two Notch Road


  • Memphis: 7535 Winchester Road


  • Arlington South: 5821 W Interstate 20
  • Baytown: 4710 I-10 East
  • Beaumont: 850 Interstate 10
  • Bryan: 960 N Earl Rudder Freeway
  • Fort Worth Downtown: 150 Throckmorton St Suite 132
  • Galveston: 6028 Heards Lane
  • Houston: 2519 Southwest Parkway
  • Kirby: 2519 Southwest Parkway
  • Laredo: 5706 San Bernardo Ave
  • Lewisville: 1960 S. Stemmons
  • Lubbock: 4950 South Loop 289
  • McAllen: 410 East Expressway 83
  • San Antonio (Riverwalk): 849 E Commerce St Ste. 105
  • San Angelo: 4384 Sherwood Way
  • Seabrook: 818 NASA Road 1
  • Waco: 3921 Jack Kultgen Freeway
  • Witchita Falls: 3702 Call Field Road


  • Manassas: 8503 Rixlew Ln
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