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Heart of the House

Hooter Girl

Location: Odessa, Texas

Date posted 09/27/2023 Job ID HOOTE002181
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The Hooters Kitchen employee is an integral part of the day-to-day operations at every Hooters restaurant. The Hooters Kitchen employee is responsible for consistently executing all Hooters kitchen systems and standards to provide the guest the highest quality food products. The Kitchen employee adheres to all Hooters recipe specifications while preparing or cooking any Hooters menu item and is accountable for safe food handling, food quality standards, and picture perfect presentation. The Kitchen employee demonstrates a willingness to be a team player, has a positive attitude, and meets all Hooters kitchen uniform and grooming standards.

At A Glance

  • Full Time
  • Level:
  • Travel: Minimal (if any)
  • Salary: $63K-$96K
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Success Profile

  • Flexible
  • Multi-tasker
  • Productive
  • Quick-thinking
  • Team Player
  • Versatile


  • Show you care

    We Create Positive Experiences for Team Members, Guests and our Communities

  • Elevate the spirit

    We Recognize People and Promote Happiness

  • Respect everyone

    We Treat Everyone with Courtesy and Appreciation

  • Value feedback

    We Listen, Learn and Grow

  • Exceed expectations

    We Go Above and Beyond

There is no predicting where your career can advance when starting in the Heart of the House with our world famous brand. The Heart of the House is exactly that- it’s the heart of each restaurant. Our outstanding food and world famous wings are only made possible by the magic that happens in the heart of the house by each individual contribution.

- Sal Melilli CEO

About Us

In 1983, it all started with a simple dream—good times with good friends, cold beer, cocktails, and delicious wings.

Soon this dream took flight around the world. Learn more about the heights we’ve reached and what the future has in store.


Hooter Girl

Location: Odessa, Texas Date posted 09/27/2023 Job ID HOOTE002181 Salary Up to $2.13 USD per hour


The Hooters Girl is the icon of the Hooters Brand and has drawn guests into Hooters Restaurants for decades. An exclusive position, reserved only for those who are entertaining, goal oriented, glamorous, and charismatic. In the restaurant she is identified by her glamorous styled hair, camera ready make-up, and her fit body which all contribute to her confidence and poise. The Hooters Girl appears to live a healthy, active lifestyle and is captivating to all who visit Hooters restaurants. The Hooters Girl is approachable, upbeat, and attentive to the needs of the guests as she socially engages with, and entertains each individual guest at the front door and on the floor. The Hooters Girl is knowledgeable about merchandise and menus items.  She ensures that only the highest quality food and drinks are served to her guests and is a positive representation of the brand.  The Hooters Girl embraces the company’s core values: Show You Care, Elevate the Spirit, Respect Everyone, Values Feedback, and Exceeds Expectations.


  • Entertains Guests in a Fun Way
  • Makes Special Occasions Memorable
  • Team Player
  • Promotional Representation
  • Community Outreach & Events Participation
  • Sales Generation, including Promotional Items & Merchandise
  • Team Communication
  • Performs assigned tasks
  • Continuous development of food & beverage product knowledge



  • Responsible Alcohol Service
  • Ensures Proper Sanitation and Food Handling
  • Food & Beverage Quality Assurance
  • Accurate Food Presentation


  • Hooters Girl Image (Fit & Glamorous)
  • Prepared, in Uniform & Punctual for Shift
  • Charismatic Energy
  • Fun, Upbeat, Entertaining  


  • Attentive Customer Service
  • Visible & Available to Guests at All Times
  • Responsible Cash Handling
  • Speed of Service
  • Store Events Spokesperson
  • Order Accuracy


  • Knowledgeable of Glamourous Hair Styling
  • Knowledge of Make-Up Application
  • Customer Service Skills
  • Basic Mathematical Computation Skills
  • Ability to Promote Brand Integrity
  • Ability to Engage Guests in Products and Menu
  • Ability to Maintain Professionalism at All Times
  • Ability to Communicate Clearly
  • Ability to Work Well with Others
  • Ability to Multi-Task 
  • Ability to Maintain Attractive Fit & Image 
  • Must be 18 Years of Age, * In Some Areas Age Requirements May be 21 Years of Age

All applicants applying for a position involved in the service of alcoholic beverages must have a valid ServSafe alcohol certification, and all applicants must have any other legally required certification prior to beginning work and in order to be eligible to work for Hooters. The applicant will not be compensated for the completion of any training required to get the required certification, and gaining such certification does not guarantee the applicant continued employment. 

Hooters of America LLC. is an equal opportunity employer and committed to workplace diversity. M/F/D/V are encouraged to apply 

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As a Heart of House Team Member, you will have access to a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Healthcare

    Our Kitchen team members can enroll in low cost Medical, Dental, Vision, HSA, Wellness plans and more!

  • 401(k)/Retirement Plans

    Save for the future and let us help! Our retirement plan comes with a 100% vested company match!

  • Tutition Reimbursment

    Allow us to assist you in finishing that degree. Our tuition assistance program can help make your dream a reality!

  • Compensation

    Competitive Pay and opportunity to earn additional dollars as a Trainer and new store opener.

  • Freedom

    Ability to set schedules based on personal flexibility preferences.

  • Career Development

    The Hooters Career Journey takes our Kitchen staff though experiential learning! You'll get what you need to be successful in your role at Hooters!

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