‘America’s Best Sports Bar’ To Break Ground on 1st Alexandria Restaurant



'America's Best Sports Bar' To Break Ground on 1st Alexandria Restaurant

Ceremony for Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar scheduled for May 12

'America's Best Sports Bar' To Break Ground on 1st Alexandria RestaurantAlexandria will soon be home to an award-winning, family-friendly sports bar co-owned by NFL star Drew Brees.

Baton Rouge-based Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar is hosting a special groundbreaking ceremony for its newest restaurant on Friday, May 12. Walk-On’s Enterprises co-founder Brandon Landry and franchise partner Brandon Thompson will join with local officials in turning over earth to mark the momentous occasion at 2956 South MacArthur Drive in Alexandria. The ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. with a reception featuring several of Walk-On’s most popular menu items to follow.

“I am very pleased to partner with Brandon and welcome him to the Walk-On’s family,” said Brandon Landry, co-founder of Walk-On’s Enterprises. “The people of Alexandria have been clamoring for a Walk-On’s of their own and we can’t wait to bring them one.”

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

The 7,500-square-foot family-friendly restaurant is projected to open in Alexandria mid-November, adding roughly 200 great new jobs to the local economy. It will feature more than 70 high-definition flat-screen TVs, nearly 50 beers on tap, a VIP room, banquet facilities and large outdoor patio.

“This project has been a long time in the making,” said Thompson. “What started out as a casual conversation with Brandon Landry many years ago has now become a reality. We look forward to providing an awesome atmosphere while serving our guests delicious food as they cheer on their favorite teams.”

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 on the way in Alexandria, Covington and Prairieville, La.; Austin, Beaumont, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio and Tyler, Texas; Auburn and Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Gainesville and Tallahassee, Fla., Gulfport, Miss.; and Knoxville and Nashville, Tenn. Several additional markets across the Southern United States are likewise on the drawing board.

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

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

'America's Best Sports Bar' To Break Ground on 1st Alexandria Restaurant

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.