Andrei Kirilenko to Open Russia’s First Hooters Restaurant


Nets forward Andrei Kirilenko has the right idea when it comes to easing tensions between Russia and the United States, and not surprisingly AK-47’s plan involves lovely, curvaceous, scantily clad women and alcohol. Kirilenko is opening up Russia’s first ever Hooters restaurant in Moscow at the end of the month, one of five he hopes to eventually build in mother Russia.

Think AK-47 is worried that his restaurant will fail, seeing that Russia is trying to drive McDonald’s out of the country after its restaurants in Crimea were forced to close due to “supply problems?”

“What do politics have to do with a sports bar?” Kirilenko, 33, said by phone from New York. The Nets will begin the NBA playoffs this weekend.

“Russians and Americans are more alike than different — huge sports fans who are looking for great food and good times,” Kirilenko said. “When you’ve got waitresses that look like ours, it’s a slam dunk.’

Boobs, beer and overpriced chicken wings as a means to world peace? That might just be crazy enough to work.