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.
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…
#BOM – BURGER OF THE MONTH
BLUE MOON BURGER The Blue Moon burger is the #BOM for April 2017. It's an 8 oz burger patty topped with blue moon braised onions, grilled mushrooms, blue cheese crumbles and garlic aioli on an onion bun. Stop in and try one today!read more
AHI TUNA BURGER Our #BOM for March 2017 is another monster. The Ahi Tuna Burger is a tuna burger topped with caramelized onions, swiss cheese, shredded cabbage, roasted tomato, asian gochujang sauce and a garlic aioli all on a brioche bun. We can’t wait to hear your...read more
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...read more
OUR FRANCHISEES ROCK
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. Are you ready to join a winning team? We try anything and never stop...read more
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....read more
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 brand...read more