A UK subsidiary of Hooters, the US restaurant chain renowned for its scantily clad waitresses, has gone into liquidation and forced the closure of its site in Bristol. Gallus Management Company Ltd, which is headed up by entrepreneur Bill McTaggart, has ceased trading, although a Cardiff operating under the brand remains open. Both sites opened in 2010. The group was also planning to open a site in Brighton Marina under the brand, but a company set up to oversee the project, Bubo Ltd, has been placed into administration. On the Bristol site, a Gallas Management Company spokesman, said: "The business had never achieved its turnover targets, and in addition had lost a considerable sum following a dispute with contractors engaged to refurbish adjacent premises. Those contractors subsequently entered administration." The Hooters in Nottingham is operated by a different company and unaffected by the closure of the Bristol site.

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