Walk-On’s Texarkana Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony

photo by Field Walsh | TXK Today
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Texarkana, TX – Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar, a leading full-service family sports bar that provides gourmet takes on game day favorites, will soon be Texarkana’s go-to community restaurant by early 2020. The brand has gained a loyal following for employing the go-getter spirit of a walk-on athlete while providing superior service and mouthwatering All-American menu items with a taste of Louisiana. Before its doors officially open, the brand held a groundbreaking celebration on Friday, the 8,500-square-foot restaurant slated to open early 2020. Attendees were served samples of their popular Tuna Tini, Voodoo Shrimp, and Krispy Kreme Donut Bread Pudding.

The new restaurant kicked off its groundbreaking event at 10 a.m. with opening remarks from Walk-On’s Founder, Brandon Landry.

The ownership group from Alexandria, LA is excited to be bringing the great food and atmosphere they love from their Walk-On’s location in Alexandria to the Texarkana area. “What better place to open our second Walk-On’s than the Texarkana area” says franchisee Brandon Thompson. “As a group we worked very hard on the success of our first location in hopes that we’d have an opportunity to do a second restaurant somewhere great. To have the opportunity to do our second location in a market like Texarkana is beyond exciting.”

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“What I think the people in Texarkana will fall in love with, is not only the amazing food that Walk-On’s provides, but it has an atmosphere that is second to none. We hope to be the go-to restaurant in the community for all occasions” partner Byron Mitchell said.

“What’s great about Walk-On’s is not just what we do inside the restaurant but what we do outside of it as well. We are just getting started, but we already love the Texarkana area. We look forward to the opportunity to be a big part of this community for a long time” says partner Ricky Tompkins.

Community members are invited to attend the groundbreaking ceremony and a free, open to the public reception where both complimentary food and refreshments will be available. All attendees are invited to an exclusive tasting experience to try some of Walk-On’s most famous and mouthwatering menu items.

“We’re extremely excited to bring everyone in the Texarkana area a Walk-On’s to call their own,” says founder Brandon Landry. “Our Walk-On’s team could not be more pleased to watch Brandon, Ricky and Byron grow with our family and know that they are true, passionate, food-oriented franchise partners who will bring nothing but success to this new territory we’re expanding in. I look forward to witnessing how the community reacts to our arrival and hope that each and everyone enjoys themselves and our food as soon as we open.”

Whether it be for date night, a drink, girl’s night out or a family dinner, Walk-On’s is the place for everyone – because everyone needs a little playing time. Every dish is made from scratch using fresh ingredients to bring its savory cuisine to life. Walk-On’s diverse menu has offerings ranging from unique twists on game day staples to upscale takes on Louisiana mainstays pleasing all palates. Its game day atmosphere paired with a true southern hospitality makes it a perfect dining destination for everyone. As stated by co-owner and NFL superstar Drew Brees, Walk-On’s is “a great place to bring my family, teammates and business colleagues,” and we’re excited to help “expand the brand across the nation.” Today, with 29 open locations and over 100 locations in development across 15 states, the brand is on track for strategic franchise expansion nationwide.

Once open, the Texarkana restaurant will employ up to 200 people who will join the Walk-On’s All- American team. For those interested in employment opportunities, please visit www.walkons.com/careers.

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