Louisiana-based restaurant Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar is opening 11 new locations in South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia.
The company is executing a franchise agreement with Jason Sadowski and his wife Amy to open the new locations in the fall of 2018. Of the 11 restaurants, five will be in South Carolina, including one in Columbia.
The other South Carolina locations are Charleston, Greenville, Myrtle Beach and Spartanburg.
“When exploring new franchise opportunities, a friend asked if we were familiar with the Walk-On’s brand,” said Sadowski in a news release. “After one visit, Amy and I were blown away by our experience and knew this was where we were meant to be. With hundreds of restaurant brands across the country, it’s hard to find one that has a unique offering as well as a mass appeal, but Walk-On’s definitely fits the bill. We are excited to join the Walk-On’s team and we look forward to introducing the one-of-a-kind concept to everyone in these three new states.”
Sadowski has more than 15 years of multi-unit experience in the restaurant business.
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and his wife, Brittany, bought in as co-owners of Walk-On’s in May 2015. Brees said Walk-On’s is “a great place to bring my family, teammates and business colleagues” and that they were excited to help “expand the brand across the nation.”
Walk-On’s features a Louisiana-style menu served up in a game-day atmosphere. The franchise currently has 15 locations: four in Baton Rouge; two in New Orleans; and one each in Lafayette, Houma, Shreveport, Lake Charles, Covington and Bossier City, La., and Lubbock, San Antonio and Tyler, Texas.