Based in Baton Rouge, Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux is set to debut a new restaurant prototype, dubbed the Wildcat, in the Baton Rouge suburb of Central, Louisiana in 2023, with longtime franchise partner DMBC. The Wildcat will be used as the blueprint for DMBC’s remaining six Walk-On’s that are still in development.
The Wildcat design offers franchisees more options when it comes to real estate and construction. Smaller than its predecessor, the Bulldog, the new design offers indoor/outdoor seating for more than 200 guests in a 6,000-square-foot footprint. In addition, the new design requires less upfront costs and offers more flexibility and improved unit economics for a new build.
“We’re so excited to partner with DMBC on the launch of this exciting new design,” says Walk-On’s CEO Brandon Landry. “Our new model offers the same game day experience both inside and on our patio, but in a more efficient layout for franchisees looking for a smaller footprint. While the restaurant will be reduced in size, the experience will stay the same and gives new franchisees additional options for expansion.”