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Franchise Inteviews Meets with the Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar

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. As they were living out their dreams as members of the LSU basketball team traveling the country, they had the opportunity to visit some of the best restaurants/sports bars and began recognizing the need for such a concept in back in Baton Rouge. The idea for Walk-On's Bistreaux & Bar started to take shape 35,000 feet up in the air as they sketched out their vision for a floor plan on the back of a napkin while the team flew home from a game. They turned in their idea as a class project and received a C, being told it needed some work. Despite having little business experience and even less financial backing the two incorporated the traits they learned on the basketball court – hard work, dedication, and commitment to excellence – into their vision. On September 9, 2003 their shared dream became a reality as Walk-On’s opened for business in the shadows of LSU’s Tiger Stadium. The business took off – the brand started growing through corporate locations and launched its official franchise opportunity. In 2015, NFL All-Pro Quarterback Drew Brees caught wind and joined the Walk-On’s team as co-owner and partner. 

We are meeting with Brandon Landy Founder, Co-Owner and CEO of Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar.  Walk-On’s is a place where over-the-top enthusiasm and culture is the daily norm. What sets them apart from all others though, is their authentic, mouthwatering Louisiana cuisine prepared fresh in a from-scratch kitchen. That includes seafood, traditional Cajun cuisine and burgers built for two hands. Like Louisiana, food is truly Walk-On’s calling card and the reason you’ll keep coming back for more. In Part Two, we play a clip from our popular Great Quotes in Franchising podcast.