‘North America’s Best Sports Bar’ Sets Sights on DFW

Development agreement executed to bring Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar to area by early-2017

June 13, 2016 // Franchising.com // DALLAS – The DFW Metroplex is home to more sports bars than you can shake a foam finger at. But it’s never had one that’s won the title of  “#1 Sports Bar in North America” by ESPN.

That’s about to change, with the announcement that Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar is heading to North Texas early next year. And it’s bringing along its signature Louisiana-style menu, game-day atmosphere and America’s Cheerleaders to make sure every guest feels welcome.

Walk-On’s Enterprises co-founder and owner Brandon Landry announced today that the company has executed an Area Development Agreement (ADA) covering the greater Dallas-Fort Worth market with WO Metroplex, LLC, owned by Lubbock entrepreneurs Johnny Qubty and Josh Allen, who are nearing completion on their first Walk-On’s location in their hometown.

Qubty and Allen plan to open five Walk-On’s locations throughout the Metroplex over the next several years.

“Ever since we began working with Walk-On’s on the Lubbock franchise, I’ve been blown away by both this incredible brand and the executive team behind it,” said Qubty. “Josh and I wanted to walk in Lubbock before we started running in DFW, and now we couldn’t be more excited to introduce the ‘Best Sports Bar in North America’ to the people of North Texas.”

Baton Rouge-based Walk-On’s now has eight locations throughout Louisiana – two in Baton Rouge and one each in New Orleans, Lafayette, Houma, Shreveport, Lake Charles and Denham Springs. Other locations are on the way in Zachary, Covington and Alexandria, as well as Houston, Lubbock and Tyler, Texas. Several additional markets across the Southern United States are likewise on the drawing board 

Last May, 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.”

“It’s been a pleasure working with Josh and Johnny over the past several months, and I think they’re the perfect guys to bring Walk-On’s to DFW,” said Landry. “They are passionate about our brand, they know the market and they have all the tools they need to be successful. I have no doubt that the folks in North Texas are going to love the food and atmosphere at Walk-On’s from the minute we first open our doors there.”

Qubty and Allen are currently scouting locations for their first DFW-area location, which they hope to open in early-2017.

To inquire about franchising opportunities, qualified applicants may contact Walk-On’s Enterprises President & COO Scott Taylor at franchise@walk-ons.com.

For a complete menu and more information, visit WalkOnsEnterprises.com.

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 “#1 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 lbiro@championmgt.com or 972.930.9933.

SOURCE Walk-On’s Enterprises


Ladd Biro
Champion Management
Founder & Principal
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