Walk-Ons Bistreaux and Bar

"Laissez les bons temps rouler" - Let the good times roll at Walk-Ons Bistreaux and Bar. We were voted the #1 Sports Bar in North America by ESPN. Our Louisiana inspired food and beverage combined with an over the top AV package, beer taps at your tables all served up by Walk-Ons All American Cheerleaders sets us apart from the rest. In Louisiana, it's always fun and it better be good!

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What Does a Walk-Ons Bistreaux and Bar Franchise Cost?

To buy a franchise with Walk-Ons Bistreaux and Bar, you'll need to have at least $200,000 in liquid capital and a minimum net worth of $1,000,000. Franchisees can expect to make a total investment of $1,200,000 - $2,500,000. *

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Financial requirements for this franchise:
Liquid Capital:$200,000
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Net Worth:$1,000,000
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Total Investment:$1,200,000 - $2,500,000
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Franchisor Details

Facts about this Franchise:
Total Units:4
Home Office: Baton Rouge, LA
Year Founded:2003

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Why Walk-On’s?

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We’re a sports bar, we’re a great restaurant, and we’re a place where families, sports fans, seniors and all alike can gather for fun, food and the love of the game.

The combination of our great Louisiana inspired menu combined with a state of the art AV package and beer system served up by Walk-On’s All American Cheerleaders sets us apart from the rest.

Becoming a franchisee with Walk-On’s Bistreaux and Bar is a big decision and it is our goal to provide you with as much information for you to make the best decision possible.

The Concept

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The name Walk On’s was established because Jack Warner and Brandon Landry were both former LSU Basketball team Walk-On’s. Jack and Brandon played for the love of the game and to be part of the team. Jack and Brandon believed in the motto “team before self,” playing for the name on the front of the jersey, not the back. Knowing your role and excelling in that role will only make your team stronger and lead to a win.

Bistreaux is spelled with the “eaux” says Louisiana. “Laisses Bon Temps Rouler”, let the good times roll, is a common phrase used in Louisiana which ultimately means good food, drink, and fun. At Walk-On’s we take pride in our made from scratch kitchen preparing only quality food, embraced with the finest ingredients which include Louisiana seafood and the knowledge of knowing when we say we’re from Louisiana “it better be good and we better have a good time.”

Bar, well we are a sports bar. In fact we were voted the Best Sports Bar in North America by ESPN in 2012. The best sports bar has a great AV package, an incredible selection of ice cold beers on tap and inspired cocktails, all served by the beautiful Walk-On’s all American Cheerleaders.

Our business model is simple, serve great inspired food with a fun “game day” atmosphere. Make sure the cheerleaders are in place to keep the winning days going and find a way “to get our customers in the game” when their day’s have not been the best.

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Making The Team

Initial Investment
$1,167,500 to $2,611,500

Financial Requirements

  • Multi-Unit/ Area Developers prepared to open 3 or more locations in 4 years
  • $400,000 liquid per location - $1,300,000 net worth per location

Operating Partner Requirements

  • A minimum of 5 years high volume full service restaurant experience (multi-unit experience preferred but not required)
  • Must embrace the Walk-On’s systems and standards to deliver the Winning Game Day Experience
  • Live in the community where you wish to open a Walk-On’s
  • Must have a minimum of 10% equity stake in the franchise location
  • Be team oriented. Ideal candidates should have played some team sports during their youth and understand the importance of building a great team around youWalk-Ons 03
  • Extravert personality – can you by the “mayor” of your community?

General Franchise Agreement Specifics

  • Franchise Fee: $60,000 per location (includes store opening training team (see item 6 “other fees” in the FDD)
  • Franchise Agreement Term: 15 years, 10 year renewal terms
  • Royalty: 5% of gross monthly revenues (paid weekly)
  • Marketing Fund: 2% (not collected at this time)

Franchise Support

Real Estate
Our goal is to have one area developer in each major market develop Walk-On’s locations in the market. We will have our designee work with you to located suitable sites for your Walk-On’s location.

Construction and Design
We will share design elements, layouts and designs to build your Walk-On’s Bistreaux and Bar. Locations that are new construction built from the ground up will vary significantly from conversions of closed restaurants or existing space. You will still need to employ your own architect to finalize your restaurant design and plans. We will provide you with approved suppliers from architects, construction and equipment companies to complete your project.

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Operator Training
Our operator training program will last 7 weeks and is conducted at our designated training location. Training will focus on position and management training in both in the kitchen, the “heart of the house” and the front of the house. A minimum of 2 operators must successfully complete the training program. The cost of training for up to 3 people is included in your franchise fee. There is an additional fee of $5,000 per additional operator(s) to complete the training program. All expenses associated with attending the training sessions is your responsibility.

We will provide you with templates and designs for advertising both in store and outdoor media. All marketing materials must be approved by the marketing department prior to being put into use. We will also provide you with a local store marketing manual and information on how to market your new store opening.

New Store Training
We provide up to 17 days of onsite training support to train your new hired Walk-On’s team to effectively operate your restaurant. It is your responsibility to hire a great crew and we will assist by providing you the necessary materials and checklists to hire a great crew. Any additional onsite training support will be at your expense.

Regional Operations Consultant
You will be assigned a Regional Operations Consultant (ROC) to provide you guidance in how to operator your Walk-On’s franchise. Your ROC will also serve to make sure that all system standards are being upheld to the highest level.

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Walk-Ons Bistreaux and Bar is currently accepting inquiries from the following states:

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, D.C., West Virginia, Wyoming

Interested parties should have at least $200,000 in liquid capital to invest.

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