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Build a winning team and business with Walk-On’s Sports

North America

Build a winning team and business with Walk-On’s Sports

This fast-growing sports bistreaux brand is winning customers across all kinds of demographics with its welcoming atmosphere and commitment to culinary class

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Walk-On’s is one of America’s most exciting, unique and fast-growing F&B concepts today. The sports bistreaux is the brainchild of Brandon Landry and Jack Warner, when they sketched out the layout for their concept 35,000 feet in the air.

The pair had traveled across the country prior to the fateful sketch, and enjoyed a variety of restaurants and sports bars. But whenever they made it back home to Louisiana, they couldn’t scratch that itch the way other sports bars and restaurants around the country could.

Today, Walk-On’s has 65 units in operation across the U.S., has a co-owner in the form of NFL legend Drew Brees, and is drumming up interest around the world with its robust brand and franchise offering.

What makes Walk-On’s special?

Landry and Warner were walk-on’s themselves, with no scholarship to play sports, but persevered and kept their spots on the university basketball team. They had already come across similar concepts, but they and their fellow students needed something closer to their campus at Louisiana State University (LSU).

That’s why they developed the Walk- On’s brand, which differentiated itself by taking charming Southern hospitality and dialing it up to 11. The warm and friendly atmosphere means every location is truly inclusive of any group of friends or family to celebrate a special day, or just enjoy a fun evening.

Combined with the brand’s commitment to culinary excellence, customers always leave wanting more. All dishes are prepared with fresh ingredients, and the Louisiana-themed sports bar has a number of Cajun specials on the menu as well as the classics to truly cater to everyone.

The winning formula of Walk-On’s has been recognized by football legend Drew Brees himself, who is now co-owner and partner.

“I had dreams to open my own sports bar concept, but when I walked into Walk- On’s in New Orleans, I knew this was it. Walk-On’s has something special,” said Brees.

Why take on a Walk-On’s franchise?

Walk-On’s is a winning formula that has the ability to translate in nearly any state or country due the universality of sports and freshly prepared, comforting food.

Unlike other adjacent brands that typically cater for groups of males, and especially during weekends and game days, Walk-On’s enjoys year-round, all-day business from a variety of customers.

The brand is also committed to helping every restaurant get off the ground successfully with pre-grand openings, regular staff training and site selection. Walk-On’s has invested in effective technology platforms to run every site smoothly, and incorporate delivery and pick-up as revenue streams. Candidates will be able to speak with Walk-On’s franchisees and visit their locations to develop an understanding of the brand and what it takes to run a successful sports bistreaux.

Walk-On’s is deeply committed to every franchisee’s success, and the area license agreement comes with extensive training for the license holder and senior staff for nine weeks in the U.S. Contact the team today and get the ball rolling on your very own Walk-On’s location!

At a glance Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux

Year established: 2003
Number of franchised outlets: 65
Location of units: U.S.A.
Investment range: $1.2m – $4m per restaurant
Minimum required capital: $5m
Contact: William Edwards, senior international representative, bedwards@edwardsglobal.com

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