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Walk-On's to break ground in West Monroe

Groundbreaking ceremony scheduled for January 23

WEST MONROE, La. - West Monroe will soon have a new family-friendly restaurant featuring a taste of Louisiana served up in a game-day atmosphere.

Baton Rouge-based Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar is hosting a special groundbreaking ceremony for its first West Monroe restaurant on Tuesday, Jan. 23. Representatives of Walk-On’s will join Franchisee Chris McJunkins in hosting a ceremony to mark this momentous occasion at 205 Basic Drive near Academy Sports + Outdoors. The celebration will begin at 11 a.m. with a reception featuring some fan favorites from Walk-On’s signature menu.

“My two other Walk-On’s locations, in Shreveport and Bossier City, have experienced great success, inspiring me to continue to do my part in planting the Walk-On’s flag across Louisiana,” said McJunkins. “Now that we have found the perfect location in West Monroe, we are excited to commence construction and look forward to introducing the folks here to the amazing Walk-On’s brand.”

The 9,100-square-foot restaurant is projected to open in early July, adding roughly 100 new jobs to the local community. This will be McJunkins first ground-up project and his largest Walk-On’s location to-date.

“Chris has done an excellent job with his two current Walk-On’s locations, so we are excited to have him lead the way into West Monroe,” said Brandon Landry, co-founder of Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar. “I have no doubt that ULM students and the surrounding community alike will love Walk-On’s game day atmosphere with a taste of Louisiana.”

Walk-On’s now has 17 locations: four in Baton Rouge, two in New Orleans and one each in Lafayette, Houma, Shreveport, Lake Charles, Covington, Broussard, Alexandria and Bossier City, La., and Lubbock, San Antonio and Tyler, Texas. Other locations are coming soon in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and Texas, with several additional markets across the Southern U.S. likewise on the drawing board.

New Orleans Saints superstar Drew Brees and his wife, Brittany, bought in as co-owners in May 2015. Drew pointed out that 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.”

For a complete menu and more information, visit walk-ons.com.

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