It hopes to inspire “innovative ideas.”
Hooters Restaurant at Shinjuku
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Hooters is not exactly known as a place where serious business is done. But that might be about to change.

One Hooters location in Tokyo is offering itself as a new coworking space for the laptop set.

Between 1 and 7 p.m., the Hooters in Tokyo’s Ginza neighborhood will rent out 20 spots to freelancers, entrepreneurs, and digital nomads who need space to work, according to SoraNews24.

The restaurant is partnering with Spacee, a Japanese space rental app, to make more of its free space during off-peak times.

And Spacee believes the arrangement is mutually beneficial for creative workers. In a press release, the app said that it believes working in an unconventional space encourages “new discoveries” and “innovative ideas.” It also probably helps that those who book a seat at the Hooters coworking space get a discount on drinks — which are, of course, served by Hooters’ famously attired waitresses.

Spacee members pay 50 yen (about $0.47) per half hour at the coworking space. The cost includes desk space and internet access. Those interested must register for a spot via the app ahead of time.

The service is free for students — because nothing says “I’m studying for finals” like booking a table at a Tokyo Hooters.