‘America’s Best Sports Bar’ Sets Sights on Tampa



'America's Best Sports Bar' Sets Sights on Tampa

Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar executes agreement to bring two restaurants to area

'America's Best Sports Bar' Sets Sights on TampaThe “#1 Sports Bar in North America” is branching out to the Tampa Bay area.

Walk-On’s Enterprises founder and owner Brandon Landry announced today that the company has executed an Area Development Agreement with Jared and Heather Burnett and Paul Hollabaugh to bring at least two Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar locations to the Tampa area.

“Heather and I live in Belleair, so we’re thrilled to team up with Paul to bring Walk-On’s to our area,” said Jared Burnett. “Heather and I opened our first Walk-On’s in Lubbock last year, and it has already become one of the company’s top-grossing locations. Everything about the concept is superior, from the phenomenal food, to the wide array of cocktails and craft beers, to the family-friendly sports atmosphere and culture that’s completely focused on providing outstanding customer service.”

This is Walk-On’s third franchise agreement for the Sunshine State. The company previously announced its plans to enter the Pensacola, Tallahassee, Gainesville and Orlando markets.

'America's Best Sports Bar' Sets Sights on Tampa

“Florida has been a priority expansion market ever since we started franchising, and we feel very fortunate that successful restaurateurs like Jared, Heather and Paul are such big fans of our brand,” said Scott Taylor, President & COO of Walk-On’s Enterprises. “We look forward to working with them as they share our vision for Walk-On’s with this vibrant region.”

Walk-On’s is renowned for its signature Louisiana-style menu served up in a game-day atmosphere by its All-American Team.

In May 2015, New Orleans Saints superstar Drew Brees and his wife, Brittany, bought into Walk-On’s Enterprises as co-owners. Drew pointed out that Walk-On’s is “a great place to bring my family, teammates and business colleagues” and that they were excited to help “expand the brand across the nation.”

Walk-On’s now has 12 locations: four in Baton Rouge, two in New Orleans, one each in Lafayette, Houma, Shreveport, Lake Charles and Bossier City, La., and one in Lubbock, Texas. Other locations are coming soon in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and Texas, with several additional markets across the Southern U.S. likewise on the drawing board.

To inquire about franchising opportunities, qualified applicants may contact Kelly Parker at franchise@walk-ons.com.

For a complete menu and more information, visit walk-ons.com.

'America's Best Sports Bar' Sets Sights on Tampa

'America's Best Sports Bar' Sets Sights on Tampa

Based in Baton Rouge, La., Walk-On’s Enterprises is the creator of Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar – voted ESPN’s “#1 Sports Bar in North America” in 2012. The company is expanding across the country thanks to its winning combination of delicious, affordable food and drinks presented in an uncommonly warm and friendly atmosphere. For more information, visit walkonsfranchising.com, or contact Ladd Biro at Champion Management at lbiro@championmgt.com or 972.930.9933.