America’s Best Sports Bar Sets Sights On The Magnolia State

Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar executes development agreement to bring four restaurants to area.

May 31, 2017 // Franchising.com // JACKSON, MS - The “#1 Sports Bar in North America” is heading to Mississippi.

Walk-On’s Enterprises co-founder and owner Brandon Landry announced today that the company has executed an Area Development Agreement with franchisees Matt Gallagher and Jeffrey St. Romain to bring an initial four Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar locations to Jackson, Hattiesburg, Oxford and Southaven.

“We have been going to Walk-On’s for years, so we knew it was exactly the kind of sports bar concept we always wanted to own,” said St. Romain. “Everything about the brand is superior – the incredible Louisiana-style food, the wide array of cocktails and craft beers, the franchisee structure, the family-friendly sports atmosphere and the commitment to outstanding customer service. Matt and I are excited to join Brandon and his incredible Walk-On’s team, and we can’t wait to introduce the concept to the great people of Mississippi.”

St. Romain currently owns Greystone Development Group, which specializes in the development of shopping centers, medical office buildings and residential communities. Gallagher owns Gallagher Properties, which manages property foreclosures for multiple national banks. Prior to the construction business, Gallagher was with Outback Steakhouse for 20 years in Covington, La., as Managing Partner.

“We’ve had an eye on Mississippi ever since we started franchising, and we feel very fortunate to have Matt and Jeffrey leading the way there,” said Scott Taylor, Walk-On’s Enterprises President & COO. “We look forward to working with these two talented business men and their team as they scout locations, share our vision for Walk-On’s with the local communities and plant our flag across Mississippi.”

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

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 coming soon in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and Texas, with several additional markets across the Southern U.S. likewise on the drawing board.

In May 2015, 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.”

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

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

About Walk-on’s Enterprises

Based in Baton Rouge, La., Walk-On’s Enterprises is the creator of Walk-On's Bistreaux & BarSM – 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.

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