Food & Drink International - Spring 2017 Volume 1 - 30
Walk-On's Bistreaux & Bar
Managers are trained for eight to
nine weeks and certified to perform every position in the restaurant. They are
required to work prep for five days and
work their way through the line to be
certified in every station. Through the
course of training, managers will cook
Walk-On's entire menu. Line and prep
cooks are trained for five to seven days,
working in each station and making every menu item for certification.
Servers are trained for five days and
menu knowledge is one of the major focuses. "We will show them photos and
provide descriptions of the menu items
so they can guide guests properly,"
Walk-On's opened a location in Lubbock, Texas, in October and has plans
over the next two years to open restaurants in Dallas, Tyler, Houston, Waco
and San Antonio, as well. The company features the same menu and atmosphere in all of its locations. "We are
under the thinking of letting them do
what they do well and we will do the
same," Landry says. "We can't be everything to everyone and will be who
For those who don't like Louisiana-style cuisine or spice, Walk-On's
menu is filled with other options like
burgers, wraps and salads. "We are
seeing though that the things you can
only get down here are really, really
working in other parts of the country,"
Landry notes. "It's interesting to see
our product mix and what's happening
in these new markets; and that is that
they are loving it. You can get local
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products anywhere, but no one does
what we do."
In 2012, ESPN named Walk-On's the
No. 1 sports bar in America and interest in the franchise continues to grow. In
2015 New Orleans Saints quarterback
Drew Brees became a corporate owner
of the company, and franchisees in Tennessee, Mississippi, Florida, North Carolina, Alabama and Colorado also have
Community Coffee Company When Last in
Concepts was ready to bring the dream of WalkOn's to reality, they trusted the #1 coffee brand
in Louisiana to deliver that distinctive Louisiana
flair to their beverage menu. Thirteen years later,
Community Coffee is proud continue on the WalkOn's team as part of this rapid growth franchise.
Responding to our customers' needs has always
been our top priority. With dedication to serving
the foodservice channel, our goal is to help operators grow their coffee and iced tea beverage sales.
Family owned and operated since 1919, we invite
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