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Tilted Kilt plots expansion in Maryland, D.C.

February 26, 2015

Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery is bringing more scantily-clad servers in plaid to the Baltimore-Washington, D.C., corridor.

The Arizona-based chain plans to add 20 new restaurants along the East Coast in the next five years. Nine of those locations are slated to open in Baltimore, D.C. and Northern Virginia by the end of 2016. And by the end of this year, two Tilted Kilt locations are slated to open in Annapolis and Wheaton.

Multi-unit franchisees Dan Allen and Sean Cahill are opening the new restaurants.

“With an intimate knowledge of both the Tilted Kilt brand and the landscape of the entertainment restaurant and pub industry along the Eastern Seaboard, our development team is primed and poised to grow in the region,” Allen said in a statement. “With open territories across the Atlantic Coast from Delaware to Florida, we are chomping at the bit to find local community and business leaders to bring this growing entertainment restaurant to their town.”

A Celtic version of Hooters, Tilted Kilt features “sexy servers,” Celtic decor and pub fare in a sports bar atmosphere. The chain has more than 100 locations across the country, including Maryland restaurants in White Marsh, Hagerstown and Frederick.

In addition to growing in the Baltimore region, Allen and Cahill are seeking franchise partners in North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida.

“Every region of the East Coast is chalk-full [sic] of different tourist and vacation spots,”Mark Hanby, vice president of franchise development, said in a statement. “Tilted Kilt is prepared to become the best dining option for full-time residents, vacationers and southern snowbirds to enjoy an incredible atmosphere and a cold beer.”