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Hooters Food Chain Plans Russian Franchise, Kommersant Says

March 05, 2012

Hooters of America Inc., the restaurant chain best known for its tank top-clad waitresses, plans to expand into Russia, Kommersant reported, citing unidentified people familiar with the matter.

The company is seeking a local partner and has approached Anton Viner, the step-son of billionaire Alisher Usmanov who owns Uzbek restaurants in Moscow and other Russian cities, the newspaper said.

To contact the reporter on this story: Ilya Khrennikov in Moscow at

To contact the editor responsible for this story: John Viljoen at

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