Houma Welcomes America’s Best Sports Bar on Tuesday
Walk-On’s to host VIP charity event, feed first responders, prior to Grand Opening.
September 03, 2015 // Franchising.com // HOUMA, LA - Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar, voted “Best Sports Bar in North America” by ESPN in 2012, is opening its newest location in Houma on Tuesday, Sept. 8.
The 8,000-square-foot restaurant located at 1795 Martin Luther King Blvd. boasts more than 70 high-definition flat-screen TVs, over 50 beers on tap, custom pour-your-own table taps, a banquet facility and a festive beer garden on the 1,800-square-foot outdoor patio.
“The people of Houma have already welcomed Walk-On’s with open arms, and we’re really grateful for that,” said Michael Smith, who brings 18 years of restaurant experience – half of it in Houma – to his role as general manager of the newest Walk-On’s. “We’ve been getting a lot of love from local businesses and residents eager for us to open our doors. They’ve been to our other restaurants across Louisiana, so they know about our unique blend of Cajun-style cuisine, outstanding service and all the sports you can handle.”
Prior to the official opening, Smith is hosting a private VIP night on Sunday, Sept. 6. Local dignitaries are expected to join in the celebration. Walk-On’s is donating 100 percent of the evening’s bar sales to CASA of Terrebonne, a non-profit organization that provides court-appointed special advocates for local children in crisis.
Also on Sunday, Walk-On’s is inviting local first responders to enjoy a complimentary “Lunch to Geaux.”
“Since we opened our first restaurant in 2003, the people of Louisiana have been very good to all of us at Walk-On’s, so it’s important to us to give back as often as we can,” said Brandon Landry, co-owner and founder of Walk-On’s Enterprises, which operates Walk-On’s and its sister concepts. “Our debut in Houma gives us a special chance to have some fun while helping out the volunteers at CASA and tipping our hats to the men and women in uniform.”
Landry explained that the Houma location is bigger than the typical sports bar, and includes an oversized private banquet room for special events, as well as a separate take-out area for on-the-go customers.
“We took the best elements from each of our existing Walk-On’s restaurants and put them all into Houma,” said Landry. “We think of it as our new flagship location!”
The newest Walk-On’s joins its four existing locations – two in Baton Rouge and one each in New Orleans and Lafayette. Others will follow in Shreveport, Lake Charles, Zachary and Lubbock, Texas. Several additional markets across the southern United States are likewise on the drawing board.
In May, New Orleans Saints superstar Drew Brees and his wife, Brittany, bought into Walk-On’s Enterprises as co-owners.
To inquire about franchising opportunities, qualified applicants may contact Walk-On’s Enterprises President & COO Scott Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Walk-On’s Enterprises
Walk-On’s Enterprises is arguably the most distinctive restaurant company in America. Its concepts are fresh, fun and original, from Walk-On's Bistreaux & BarSM - voted ESPN's “Best Sports Bar in North America” in 2012 - to Happy's Irish Pub and Walk-On’s Catering. Additional growth lies ahead, as the company expands on its winning combination of delicious, affordable food and drinks presented in an uncommonly warm and friendly atmosphere. For more information, visit walkonsenterprises.com, or contact Ladd Biro at Champion Management at email@example.com or 972.930.9933.
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