Chester residents can once again get all the Hooters they can handle.
The Chester Hooters closed in March after Hooters corporate revoked Cornett’s right to use the company’s trademark.
Hooters of America now runs the restaurant.
Cornett at one time ran more than a dozen eateries in three states, including Hooters, Max & Erma’s and Topeka’s Steakhouse restaurants across Richmond.
The company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in November to rework its debt and get current with its main lender, Arizona-based REIT Spirit Realty Capital. Spirit was also the landlord at five of Cornett’s restaurants.
At the time of its bankruptcy filing, Cornett owned nine Hooters restaurants and three Topeka’s locations in Virginia, West Virginia and Pennsylvania, and it was saddled with almost $15 million in debt.