Hooters restaurants were once scattered throughout Michigan, but unfortunately, that is no longer the case.

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While Hooters thrives in certain states, Michigan is not among them. Over the past decade, the Hooters franchise has bid farewell to cities across the state. The Grand Rapids location shut its doors in 2012, followed by the Lansing branch in 2019, and most recently, the Roseville Hooters closed its doors for good in 2021.

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How Many Hooters Restaurants Are Still in Michigan?

Michigan has only three open and operational Hooters locations.

Michigan Hooters Locations:

  • Hooters - Miller Road in Flint
  • Hooters - Bay Street in Saginaw
  • Hooters - Eureka Road in Taylor
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I was convinced that the Flint location wouldn't make it through the pandemic, but surprisingly, they managed to overcome the many challenges. I hit up Hooters in Flint every once in a while. It's always fun to grab the guys and drop by every now and then.

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How many Hooters locations are there in the United States in 2023?

In 2023, slightly over 300 Hooters locations remain operational, marking a notable decrease from the 2018 count of over 400. The majority of Hooters establishments are concentrated in Texas (54), Florida (49), and Georgia (20).

According to Global Franchise, Hooters has 91 restaurants outside the United States in places like Europe, South Africa, Russia, Central and Latin America, Australia, and Asia. In 2017, they opened new restaurants in four countries: Lithuania, Spain, Indonesia, and Bolivia.

The doors to the first Hooters restaurant opened in Clearwater, Florida in 1983.

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The Most Popular Fast Food Restaurants in Michigan

What are the most popular fast-food restaurants here in Michigan? If you're automatically assuming that the chain with the Golden Arches has the most locations, you're in for a shock.

As you take a look at the pics below, see if you can figure out which location we've featured. All pictures are from the greater Flint area, and we've left in just enough background for you to be able to make an educated guess.

The answers are below.

By the way, the ranking is based on the restaurants with the most locations in The Mitten, based on data from the Friendly City Lab at Georgia Tech. Their numbers are based on data compiled in 2021, so some numbers may have fluctuated since then.

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