Guess who’s opening a new restaurant? And of course he’s putting his own spin into it. The Hulkster is opening a new place to eat on New Years Eve in Tampa and he’s describing it as a ‘Hooters times 10.’ Just what the fellas like to hear!!! It actually does sound kinda fun. Details after the jump…
Located at the Best Western Bay Harbor hotel on the Courtney Campbell Parkway in a space that used to house Crabby Bill’s, the 20,000-square-foot restaurant has many moving parts, from a mechanical shark ride to a white sand beach. Still, what will set it apart from nearby waterfront restaurants like Whiskey Joe’s is the 12-time world champ himself.
Over the noise of earth movers smoothing the sand beyond a thicket of new tiki huts, Bollea expounded on his expectations for the 360-seat restaurant and bar.
“It’s going to be Jimmy Buffet’s [Margaritaville] times 10; Hooters times 10. It’s a logical extension of the Hogan brand, with my image and likeness. We’re looking for something like Winter the Dolphin. In 36 years I’ve become so tangible to the public, and not just Americans. We have a chance to have an international draw.”