Award-winning sports bistreaux to host ribbon-cutting ceremony on Oct. 30
The Volunteer State will soon have another Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux to cheer on their favorite teams when the award-winning restaurant opens its doors on Sept. 18.
Located at 226 Steven’s Trail, off Hwy. 81 and just a short drive from Bristol Motor Speedway, the new Walk-On’s becomes the second in Tennessee for the award-winning brand, joining the Knoxville location. With its scratch-made burgers, premium seafood, extensive bar menu and wall-to-wall TV’s, Walk-On’s will serve as the perfect place to cheer on all the college football action this fall.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony will kick things off at 3 p.m. on opening day, hosted by Mayor Vince Turner, Walk-On’s founder, Brandon Landry, and additional Bristol Chamber of Commerce representatives And to add to the excitement, one of the first 100 guests in line will receive swag, gift cards, plus have a chance to win FREE Walk-On’s for a year with the winner selected at random and announced later in the day. Additionally, local radio station, Electric 94.9, will be onsite from 4-6 p.m. with even more giveaways throughout the afternoon.
“We’re honored to introduce Walk-On’s to a community that loves its sports as much as Bristol,” said DMBC President Jason Gisclair. “With football season in full swing, we’re confident this new location will be the perfect spot for fans to spend time at before, during and after any game. We can’t wait to open our doors and begin serving customers!”
Once open, the new Walk-On’s in Bristol will serve guests Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and from 11 a.m. to midnight on Friday and Saturday.
At Walk-On’s, each dish is made from scratch, using fresh ingredients to put its unique spin on traditional Cajun and Americana cuisine and bring a taste of Louisiana to every dish. The diverse menu features unique twists on game-day staples and upscale takes on Louisiana mainstays, such as Crawfish Etouffee and Chicken & Sausage Gumbo.
Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux, celebrated as the #1 Sports Bar in America by ESPN, is a nationally recognized restaurant and sports bar that brings together the love of food, sports, and community. Concepted on the back of a napkin by LSU walk-on basketball players Brandon Landry and Jack Warner, Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux opened its doors in 2003 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, right in LSU’s backyard. With a winning culture inspired by the grit, hustle and true spirit of a college walk-on, the brand has become a beloved destination for sports enthusiasts, families, and friends to celebrate any occasion. The menu boasts scratch-made dishes including hand-patted burgers, sandwiches, seafood, and Louisiana favorites, paired with a wide selection of unique cocktails and beers. Walk-On’s, grounded in genuine Louisiana hospitality, ensures that guests feel right at home the moment they step into the restaurant. Entering its 20th year with nearly 100 restaurants in the U.S., Walk-On’s is accelerating nationwide expansion – ranked #1 by Entrepreneur for Top New Franchise and consistently ranking in Top 500 lists for Restaurant Business, Entrepreneur, Franchise Times, and Nation’s Restaurant News. Walk-On’s success and growth are a testament to its passionate franchise partners, including renowned athletes in co-owner Drew Brees, as well as franchisee’s Dak Prescott, Derrick Brooks, and football coach Dabo Swinney. To learn more about Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux or to get more information on becoming a franchisee, please visit walk-ons.com.
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