Chow Holy Hooters
posted by May 19 at 8:59 AMon
Enough of the heavy and sad stories from the Holy Land…
…Let’s read something light and breezy:
Ofer Ahiraz, a gray-haired 48-year-old… and his wife Ilana… opened [a] Hooters franchise last November, putting Israel on the list of over 40 nations that have imported the American icon.
Ilana, also 48, is not a waitress, although her admiration for the Hooters girls is clear - especially since the Ahirazes’ daughter, Gal, works as head waitress and trainer. Like any good Jewish parents, the Ahirazes sent their eldest daughter to college - at Hooters University in Atlanta, Georgia, where Gal studied for three months to learn the principles behind the Hooters mystique.
The Ahirazes have adapted the chain’s food and atmosphere to suit Israeli tastes and mentalities. They replaced Hooters’ crab, pork and oyster dishes with more salads and grilled meats, but they still serve up world-famous Hooters chicken wings, along with Philly steak and chicken burgers. Wings are made with the time-tested Hooters buttery-vinaigrette hot sauce and come in five levels of spiciness.