Gentlemen in Lake Forest may have to sit down for this disturbing news: the at 24356 Swartz Drive, near the northbound exit of El Toro Road and the 5 freeway, has closed.
The last day of business was April 1, according to a nearby business owner. Within a couple day,s the entire restaurant had been cleaned out, and there were no signs on the restaurant. Even the marquee vanished.
Hooters media representatives have not returned inquiries about the restaurant’s closure. According to the Orange County Register, they have referred customers to the only two remaining Hooters locations in Orange County—Anaheim and Costa Mesa.
Also recently shuttered in that same center was Olamendi’s Mexican Restaurant. It’s the second restaurant closure for the popular Orange County-based chain of authentic Mexican food cruisine in the past year; Foothill Ranch was the other.
Olamendi’s has locations in Mission Viejo and Laguna Beach, and recently opened two new locations in Dana Point: one on Pacific Coast Highway at Doheny Beach and the other at the Monarch Beach Plaza.