Walk-On’s is a Louisiana themed sports bar & grill which was voted ESPN’s #1 Sports Bar in America. While the sports concepts that were behind its founding in 2003 are not yet familiar to many in the UK, its great food, atmosphere and service delivery are something that is always in demand. Its style is fresh and exciting to the UK market where there is a strong appetite for something different which can become a unique destination in its own right.
Attracting a great deal attention from sports news channels and top athletes alike, Walk-On’s rapidly became a staple of the local sports and social scene in their hometown of Baton Rouge, and the founders decided to franchise the business in 2015. The concept has proven to be a big success and Walk-On’s now operates in more than 60 locations in the US, and has consistently opened 15-20 new outlets every year since 2021. They were named #1 Top New Franchise in 2020 by Entrepreneur.
The Franchise Opportunity:
- Be part of an authentic culture of hospitality and warmth that will make your franchise restaurants a unique destination in a market worth more than £75billion per year
- So much more than just anther restaurant chain: great, Louisiana-inspired food and Gameday vibes. At Walk-On’s, there’s something for the whole family to enjoy
- Attract customers with sensational menu items that cannot be found anywhere else, such as Crawfish Etou-Ways, Mardi Gras Mahi and Duck and Andouille Gumbo
- With a menu curated by a 14-year restaurant franchise industry veteran chef, your outlets can benefit from hand-picked, house-made food that fits with a streamlined model
- Enjoy being part of a global team of entrepreneurs supported by a culture of inclusivity, growth and ambition
- Fantastic earning potential with the average site turning over more than $5million per year
Year established: 2003
Estimated time to break even:individual restaurants should be cashflow positive within a matter of months from opening
Current number of franchisees: 60+
Franchise Lifestyle: Management