Hooters? Dave & Buster’s? Which Sports Bar Is Next To Serve Sports Bettors?

Written By Marc Meltzer on August 13, 2018

The largest bar/restaurant chain in the United States shouldn’t come as surprise to anyone. According to Restaurant Biz, Buffalo Wild Wings had sales of $3,785 billion in 2016. That’s a lot of beer and wings. You may have heard that BW3 is considering offering sports betting themselves or partnering with a sports betting company like DraftKings Sportsbook.

The idea of a sports bar and restaurant offering sports betting or partnering with a sports betting operation makes almost too much sense. The next logical question is: who’s next? The sports bar and restaurant chain that had the second most sales in 2016 was Hooters with $864,000,000. In fact, three of the top seven bar/restaurants are also known as a “breastaurant.”

Urban Dictionary has more information if you’re not familiar with the nickname breastaurant. (Excuse the colorful language.)

  1. A restaurant such as Hooters where scantily clad waitresses have their frontal assets on display, tits on a tray if you will.
  2. A local nosh house, preferably of the dive variety, where a well-endowed serving wench is want to lean suggestively over your food.

Buffalo Wild Wings had the most sales of any bar and restaurant chain in America. Hooters was second but a distant second. Twin Peaks had the fourth most sales for a bar and restaurant chain in the United States with $332,900,000 in sales. Tilted Kilt finished in the number seven position on the list. They had $180,600 in sales in 2016 despite having more locations than Twin Peaks.

Beer – Wings – Sports Betting – Boobs

Buffalo Wild Wings is an obvious partner for someone looking to expand sports betting to mainstream America. They’re the largest chain by a big margin. Once that deal is complete it isn’t a stretch to imagine other companies would look to the other top sports bars and restaurants for an outlet beyond casinos and racetracks.

While Hooters operates a casino in Las Vegas, they don’t operate the sportsbook. The casino is home to one of the 100-plus William Hill sportsbooks in Nevada. There are more than 400 Hooters restaurants around the world. They have breastaurant locations in 42 states in America. This wouldn’t be a bad partner for William Hill or another sportsbook operator as sports betting becomes legal in more states.

It’s probably a coincidence there are locations for both Twin Peaks and Tilted Kilt attached to Caesars Entertainment properties in Las Vegas. Twin Peaks on the Vegas Strip is located at Harmon Corner next to Planet Hollywood casino. The walk to the sportsbook takes about 90 seconds if you want to place a wager on a game.

Tilted Kilt on the Vegas Strip is located at The Linq Shopping promenade. The breastaurant is nestled between two large casino-resorts. The sportsbooks inside the Flamingo and The Linq casino are both about two minutes away as you wade through people walking through the promenade.

Caesars Entertainment is working on expanding their sportsbook operations to their large network of casinos around the country. If Caesars decides to look outside of their casinos maybe there’s a Total Rewards, Caesars Entertainment, breastaurant partnership possible in the future.

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Marc Meltzer grew up on the mean streets of the South Bronx. He's the rare combination of Yankees and Jets fan which explains his often contrarian point of view. Marc is a freelance writer and social media consultant. Writing about steak, booze, gambling and Las Vegas is a tough job but somebody has to do it.

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