Walk-On's Sports Bistreaux Celebrates 17th Anniversary

Walk-On's Sports Bistreaux, a sports restaurant based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and with franchisees all over the United States, is celebrating its 17th anniversary on September 9, 2020. This restaurant is known for its authentic and delicious Louisiana cuisine that is prepared fresh from scratch. The very first Walk-On’s was the Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar located near the Tiger Stadium of Louisiana State University (LSU). It was the realization of the dream of founders Brandon Landry and Jack Warner, who played as walk-ons for the LSU basketball team.

The two walk-ons got the idea of establishing a sports bar after visiting a number of the best restaurants and bars while traveling with their team across the country. Being walk-ons, who are unrecruited and unsigned athletes, they worked hard to maintain their positions on the LSU team. They eventually realized their dream of creating a sports restaurant that is focused on culture. On September 9, 2003, they opened their first sports bistreaux in the shadows of Tiger Stadium.

After nine years of dedication and hard work, expanding the business to various locations across south Louisiana, they were recognized in 2012 by ESPN as the #1 Sports Bar in America. In 2015, NFL All-Pro Quarterback Drew Brees joined the Walk-On’s team as co-owner. Also in 2015, they started franchising with the goal of expanding across the United States.

In 2017, they received a Menu Masters Award from Nation’s Restaurant News. In 2019, the Walk-On’s Game On Foundation was founded in an effort to give back to the community by rebuilding or refurbishing youth sports facilities, with two basketball courts in Baton Rouge being the first activations.

More recently, in 2020, Entrepreneur magazine recognized them as the No. 1 brand in Entrepreneur’s 2020 Top New Franchises Ranking. This ranking was based on a list of the top 100 companies that started franchising in the last five years. Today, Walk-On’s has plans for more than 100 locations across 15 states.

There’s really no better way to describe the uniqueness of Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux, the company says. They start every dish from scratch and use fresh ingredients to bring their mouthwatering, Cajun cuisine to life. And whether diners are here for dinner with the family, date night, cocktails with the girls or to watch a game on the big screen, they’re always happy to share their Louisiana culture.

The specialties of Walk-On's Sports Bistreaux include Tuscan Chicken, Cajundillas, Lemon Butter Chicken, Pasta Alfredeaux, Uncle B’s Chicken Tenders, and Cajun Ribeye.

The seafood menu includes Voodoo Shrimp & Grits, Bayou Pasta, Crawfish Two WaysCatfish Atchafalaya, Redfish Rudy, Sweet Chili Salmon, Fried Jumbo Shrimp, Mardi Gras Mahi, Fried Catfish and the Louisiana Combo.

The starters' menu includes the Fried Pickle Chips, Waffle Cheese Fries, Boom Boom Shrimp, Cheeseburger Sliders, Mozzarella Logs, Boneless Wings, Alligator, Tuna Tini, Devils on Horseback, Cajun Queseaux, Boudin Balls and Spinach & Artichoke Dip.

Soups include the Ducks and Andouille Gumbo, Red Beans and Rice and Crawfish Etouffee. Signature salads include the Cypress Cobb Salad, Zydeco Salad, Chicken Berry Pecan Salad, Avery Island Shrimp Salad, Ahi Tuna Salad, and Caesar Salad.

Sandwiches and Poboys include the Chicken Avocado Club Sandwich, Buffalo Chicken Sandwich, Warm Turkey & Swiss Sandwich, Ribeye Poboy, Black Jack Chicken Sandwich, Grown-Up Grilled Cheese, Catfish Poboy, Boom Boom Shrimp Poboy, and Shrimp Poboy.

Wraps include Buffalo Chicken, Gator, Cali and Shrimp. Tacos include Boom Boom Shrimp and Redfish. Hand Pattied Burgers include the Classic Burger, Hangover Burger, Scholarship Burger, Stuffed Burger, Surf & Turf Burger, Hickory Burger, Smoke Gouda Turkey Burger, Double Bacon Cheeseburger, Jalapeno Jack Burger, and Veggie Burger.

Those who would be looking for a local sports restaurant may want to check out their website to check all the restaurant locations.

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Walk-On's Sports Bistreaux

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