Hooters, the US restaurant chain renowned for its scantily clad waitresses has filed an application to open a site at Brighton Marina. The application will go before Brighton and Hove City Council's licensing committee this week. The application follows the revelation that the chain also hopes to open a new site in Cardiff, near the St David’s Shopping Centre, between a John Lewis store and Cineworld. M&CReport understands that the Brighton venue will be run by a different company from the owners of the only existing Hooters in the UK, which is based in Nottingham, and is being headed up by entrepreneur Bill McTaggart.