‘America’s Best Sports Bar’ To Break Ground in Covington

Ceremony for Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar scheduled for today.

November 29, 2016 // Franchising.com // COVINGTON, LA – Northshore will soon be home to a unique, family-friendly sports bar co-owned by Drew Brees.

Baton Rouge-based Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar is hosting a special groundbreaking ceremony for its newest restaurant located on the Northshore on Tuesday, Nov. 29. Representatives of Walk-On’s Enterprises and local franchisee Brandon Hargrave – along with partners Lyn Hargrave, Connie Hargrave, Sarwat & Alana Gad, Lovie & Lyndsey Moran and Freida & Bob Patterson – will join with local officials in turning over earth to mark the momentous occasion at 69796 Stirling Blvd. in the River Chase Shopping Center. The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. with a reception featuring several of Walk-On’s most popular menu items to follow.

“I am very pleased to welcome Brandon and his family to the Walk-On’s family,” said Brandon Landry, co-founder of Walk-On’s Enterprises. “They are passionate about our brand and I know they can’t wait to introduce it to the good people of Covington.”

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

The 10,200-square-foot family-friendly restaurant is projected to open in Covington early next summer. 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 Hargrave. “What started out as a casual conversation with Brandon Landry many years ago has now become a reality. After more than a year of research and planning, my family and I happily agreed to embark on this journey. We looked at several other locations throughout Louisiana and decided the Covington/Northshore area would be a perfect fit. We look forward to providing an awesome atmosphere while serving our patrons delicious food as they cheer on their favorite teams.”

Baton Rouge-based Walk-On’s – voted “Best Sports Bar in North America” by ESPN – now has 10 locations: three in Baton Rouge, one each in New Orleans, Lafayette, Houma, Shreveport, Lake Charles and Bossier City, La., and one in Lubbock, Texas. Other locations are on the way in Zachary, Alexandria, Metairie and Ascension Parish, as well as Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio, Tyler and South Texas. Several additional markets across the Southern United States are likewise on the drawing board.

New Orleans Saints superstar Drew Brees and his wife, Brittany, bought into Walk-On’s Enterprises as co-owners in May 2015. 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.”

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

Contact:

Ladd Biro
Champion Management
Founder & Principal
O: 972.930.9933
C: 817.675.3499

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