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Coby G Brooks

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Name  Coby Brooks

Parents  Robert H. Brooks
Coby G. Brooks smiling and wearing white and blue striped long sleeves while four women smiling at the back

Similar People  Robert H Brooks, Kat Cole, Joel Manby, Michael G Rubin
Born  17 May 1969 (age 51 years), United States

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Coby George Brooks (born May 17, 1969) is the former President and CEO of Hooters, Inc. and Naturally Fresh, Inc. Brooks was promoted to these positions in 2003, three years before the death of his father, Hooters founder Robert H. Brooks.

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After his father's death, Brooks gained a controlling, but not a majority, interest in his father's companies and named chairman of his father's estate. This left him embroiled in a dispute with his father's widow, Tami, over the distribution of the elder Brooks' estate. Robert Brooks left 30% of his estate to Coby, 30% to his underage daughter, Boni Bell, 10% to Clemson University, and 30% to other family members. Tami was bequeathed $1 million per year for 20 years. However, she sued the estate for the ⅓ share of the estate that would be due to her under South Carolina's elective share law. In 2009, Coby and Tami settled for an undisclosed amount, but that settlement has forced Coby to seek outside investors.

Coby G. Brooks wearing a black coat and gray long sleeves while the man beside him wearing a white long sleeves and necktie

Brooks appeared on the February 14, 2010, episode of the CBS reality TV show Undercover Boss featuring Hooters. Despite first-hand knowledge of a questionable situation, Brooks allowed a manager who was demeaning and degrading to his employees to remain on staff. (The Hooters manager eventually resigned right after Hooters Magazine did a follow-up article.) Brooks left Hooters after the sale of the company in 2011 and is now a franchisee of Twin Peaks, another "breastaurant" chain; in 2013, when Twin Peaks CEO Randy DeWitt appeared on Undercover Boss, Brooks made a cameo appearance, posing as an obnoxious, antagonistic customer so DeWitt could see firsthand how his employees would react to the situation.

Coby G. Brooks smiling while sitting on the chair and wearing a black coat and blue long sleeves

Coby G. Brooks talking while wearing a white checkered long sleeves


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