Unpaid Rent Behind Abrupt Hooters Closure

FRESNO (KMJ) — Records from Fresno County Superior Court state that the abrupt closure of Fresno’s Hooters restaurant was due to thousands of dollars in unpaid rent.

A three-day notice to pay, dated February 13th, stated that $31,752 in rent remained unpaid for between January 1st and February 28th 2019. It appears that the restaurants’ operators did not pay up, prompting the eviction notice issued by Fresno County Sheriff’s Office. That notice was taped to the door of the sealed up restaurant at 7735 N. Blackstone Avenue, Suite 115. Click here to read that court record.

Despite calls to the restaurant and messages left for Hooters’ corporate communications, there has been no indication whether this is a short-term or a permanent closure. The Hooters website no longer lists a Fresno location.


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Fresno’s @Hooters has been served with an eviction notice.

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