Walk-On’s Plans to Open 10 Locations in Houston Area
Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar is heading to Houston, Texas, in late 2016. 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 that the company has executed an Area Development Agreement (ADA) covering the Houston market with Brandon Hargrave, a successful restaurateur and franchise operator who is also introducing the brand to Covington, Louisiana, this year.
Hargrave plans to open 10 Walk-On’s locations throughout the Houston area over the next several years.
“I met Brandon early on in my career and I told him that if he ever decided to franchise the Walk-On’s brand, I wanted to be a part of it,” says Hargrave, a Lafayette native with ownership interests in CC’s Coffee House, Rickey Meche’s Donut King, Planet Fitness, and City Bar in multiple Louisiana markets. “Houston has never seen a sports bar like Walk-On’s, and I can’t wait to find the perfect site to build and open our first one.”
Baton Rouge-based Walk-On’s now has eight locations throughout Louisiana—three in Baton Rouge and one each in New Orleans, Lafayette, Houma, Shreveport, and Lake Charles. Other locations are under construction in Zachary, Covington and Alexandria, as well as Lubbock and Tyler, Texas. Several additional markets across the Southern U.S. are likewise on the drawing board.
“I’ve known Brandon for a long time and I know how passionate he is about our brand,” Landry says. “Houston is a great sports town and Houstonians have always loved good Cajun food, so I have no doubt Walk-On’s will be welcomed with open arms—and healthy appetites.”