Hooters ready to open in Hattiesburg

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HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - 'Delightfully tacky yet unrefined' is the well known slogan of one of Hattiesburg's newest restaurants now ready to open its doors.

Hooters of Hattiesburg, nestled at the intersection of Interstate 59 and Highway 98 on Carlisle Drive began its test run Wednesday, making sure the servers and staff are ready for its December 10th opening..

The restaurant's owner says it's a much-anticipated opening .

"We've been trying to come here for years. We have the two other restaurants on the coast and we love Hattiesburg and we think this is going to be a great area for us and we finally found the right spot and we think this is going to be a successful joint for us," said owner Peter Meleones.

This will be the third Hooters restaurant in the franchise for Mississippi. The long term plan is to open even more across the state.

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