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WE ARE A CULINARY DRIVEN SPORTS BAR FRANCHISE

Our mission is to deliver a memorable game day experience with a taste of Louisiana for guests of all ages, created by our great teammates and all-American Cheerleaders.

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LOUISIANA SPORTS BAR FRANCHISE

Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar is a Louisiana Sports Bar Franchise based in Baton Rouge, LA.  Our Mission is to “Deliver A Memorable Gameday Experience with a taste of Louisiana created by our All-American Team”.  Our facilities wall to wall tv’s guaranteeing you don’t miss a minute of your favorite team.  Our kitchen produces quality food made from scratch including hand wrapped Voodoo Shrimp, hand-made 1/2 pound burgers and much more. Find a location near you today!

WHAT IS A WALK-ON?

A walk-on is an athlete trying out for a team who has not been drafted, invited, scouted, awarded a scholarship… you get the picture.

Brandon Landry and Jack Warner, our founders and walk-ons for the LSU basketball team, played proudly for the Tigers, driven by the team camaraderie and their true love of the game.

During their time on the team, Brandon and Jack had amazing opportunities to travel and visit the best of the best in restaurants and sports bars around the country. While they were lucky enough to be living one dream of playing LSU basketball, they were also beginning to create a new dream.

In 2001, on a plane ride home from a game at the University of Tennessee, the floor plan for Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar was drawn on the back of a napkin. Brandon and Jack submitted their business plan for Walk-On’s to one of their professors for a class project.

The professor gave them a C, saying their idea needed some work, which only motivated Brandon and Jack even more. After six banks denied them a loan for Walk-On’s, the seventh bank finally agreed to help turn their dream into reality. Throughout the process of opening Walk-On’s, they discovered their ultimate non-negotiable they still abide by today:
never stop trying!

During their years on the bench, Brandon and Jack learned that being a walk-on was a privilege, and even though they didn’t play much, they were just as important to the team as the star players. Legendary Coach Dale Brown taught them that everyone on a TEAM has one common goal: To Win! Brandon and Jack took the lessons learned from the hardwood floors
and brought them to life on the floors of their restaurants and bars. Today, Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar’s vision is TO WIN!
Everywhere. Every way. Everyone. Every day.

Brandon, Jack and the entire Walk-On’s team work hard every day to ensure every customer has a winning experience
with great food, beverages, service and atmosphere. Our entire team thanks you for the support.
Cheers to you and your dream!

In 2012, Walk-On’s Bistreaux and Bar was named the #1 Sports Bar in America by ESPN.

In 2015, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist and All-Pro Quarterback Drew Brees joined the Walk-On’s Team as a partner.

LOCATIONS

At Walk-On’s Bistreaux and Bar, we embrace our Louisiana heritage and humble beginnings. “Southern Hospitality” is a cornerstone of our Louisiana heritage. Sports and great food are in our blood. When you ask people what they remember most about a visit to Louisiana, you’re guaranteed to hear words like fun, good time, party and great food!  Our restaurants focus on delivering a Louisiana gameday experience served by our All American Team.  Find out more about a Walk-On’s near you below…

 
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#BOM – BURGER OF THE MONTH

November 2016 BOM

THE GOBBLER You’re gonna gobble gobble this one up! We took our classic turkey burger and made it into a Thanksgiving feast. Cranberry relish, fried sweet potato chunks, cornbread stuffing, creamy brown gravy, garlic aioli, and of course, a turkey patty. It’s...

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October 2016 #BOM

ALLISON'S STUFFED BURGER A burger that deserves to be called THE BOM! 10oz. burger patty stuffed with more goodness than we thought possible -  cream cheese, jalapenos, bacon, mushrooms, and crushed red peppers.  Topped with pepper jack cheese and grilled onions,...

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September 2016 #BOM

HAWAIIAN BURGER The Hawaiian Burger – It’s a Vacation in your Mouth! Our classic burger with a tropical touch!  Half pound patty topped with 2 chargrilled teriyaki pineapple rings, grilled ham, and melted swiss cheese. Dressed with romain lettuce, red onions, and...

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OUR FRANCHISEES ROCK

Jared, Johnny & Josh

Jared, Johnny & Josh We are incredibly excited to welcome Jared, Johnny and Josh into the Walk-On's family.  They are the first group to bring a Walk-On's into the great state of Texas.

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Chris McJunkins

CHRIS MCJUNKINS Chris McJunkins has been a business owner in Shreveport for many years.  We are excited to have an amazing operator and businessman like Chris as a member of our team.  He is passionate about the city of Shreveport and a true superstar Walk-On....

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C.O. Vallet

C.O. Vallet C.O. Vallet was our very first franchisee.  C.O. visited many Walk-On's locations and fell in love with the brand.  In the fall of 2015, C.O. opened one of the first Walk-On's franchise locations and has done an amazing job representing the Walk-On's...

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WALK-ON’S SOCIAL STREAM

Only four teams remain.

Who is your favorite to bring home the title?
#tbt to Chef Mike & team working to perfect our Venison Chili. This chili makes The Big Buck one #bom of a burger and can be enjoyed in a bowl by itself! Try it before it's gone! #venisonchili #bomBurger #walkons ...
11 down, 354 to go. You deserve a beer.
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#beer #craftbeer #2017 #sports #bar #drink #january #basketball #thirsty #thirstythursday
We'll take a cup o' kindness yet, For auld lang syne.

Happy #nye2016, everyone.
Let’s get that “Eat healthy in 2017” thing off to a head start.
#nye #healthy #salad #delicious #walkons
Only a few days left to get the best Patty Melt ever created. Better hurry. #bomburger #burger #december #bomoty
@2 months until Mardi Gras. We know JUST the thing.
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#mardigras #food #yum #chicken #gameon #tasty
The #bomoty contest is coming to a close! Make sure to vote for your favorite (link in bio) because the winner will come back at some point in 2017! #bomburger #gameon #contest #vote #pattymelt #frenchdip #pizzaburger #sliders #pulledpork #gameface
New year, new #bomburger. Here's the scoop from Chef Mike himself! #sneakpeek
Out returning that sweater Aunt Cathy got you?

Stop by our place for a bite.
#walkons #nola #burger #wine #delicious
You know how you sometimes get to open a gift on x-mas eve?

This is that gift.
#walkons #delicious #nola #cajun #gift #treatyoself
One of the last Sundays for football.

Let's savor it, yeah? #football #dessert #delicious #walkons
Welcome to the New Orleans bowl.

This is how we do football in Louisiana.
Want a dose of #fridayfeeling?
We're extending the #gameonface contest until Friday the 23rd! Get your entries in today! Rules in our bio!
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#contestday #contest #giftcard #freefood #gameface
This season's Most Valuable Present is here. Make sure every stocking is a MVP stocking. Ask your server or visit the link in our bio!
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#christmas #stockingstuffers #giftcard #presents #openpresents #gift #walkons #mvp
Keep the fork and knife on the table. We are going at this with our hands.
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If you wanted to put the bayou on a plate, this is what it would look like.
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#bayou #food #foodstagram #pasta #catfish #achafalaya #nola #louisiana #omnomnom #foodporn #tasty #walkons #gameon #gameonface
This is the “Chicken Dinner” they talk about when they yell “Winner winner”
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#chicken #blackjack #dinner #nola #louisiana #omnomnom #yummy #foodstagram