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Thursday, November 13, 2014

HotShots Adds Edwardsville Location

Posted By on Thu, Nov 13, 2014 at 11:00 AM

HotShots Fenton. | RFT Photo

Sports bar HotShots (multiple locations, including 12154 St. Charles Rock Road, Bridgeton; 314-291-1606) is adding a location in Edwardsville, Illinois. The local chain already has eleven restaurants in the St. Louis metro area, one in Cape Girardeau and one in Mooresville, North Carolina. The Edwardsville HotShots will be franchised by a Wentzville couple, Jim and Donna Kruger.

See also: Hotshots Sports Bar Sued for "Racist" Servers and "Ghetto Specials"

As first reported by the Alton Telegraph, HotShots Edwardsville will be along Illinois Route 157 near Edison's Entertainment Complex.

When the Krugers inquired about operated a franchise, HotShots CEO Dan Volmert said the company had been eyeing Edwardsville for a while. Construction began a few months ago, and the Krugers expect it will open in November or late December.

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