Walk-On's Bistreaux and Bar is coming to Tyler. The franchise features a signature Louisiana-style menu and sports bar atmosphere.
Walk-On's Enterprises co-founder Brandon Landry said the company has entered a franchise agreement with Robert and Joyce Chu, a husband-wife team with extensive restaurant backgrounds.
The Chu’s currently are scouting out the ideal location in Tyler and hope to open the restaurant by the fall of 2016.
The couple owns three Subway franchises and operates the Imperial Cathay restaurant in Shreveport, Louisiana, that Joyce and her family first opened in 1989.
“My wife and I loved the concept of Walk-On's before it even opened its doors in Shreveport,” Chu said. “After doing our diligence, we agreed this is what we wanted to do.“
“We looked at several other locations, but decided Tyler is where we want to start. And we hope to take the concept to many more locations after this.”
Landry said he is excited for the brand to extend to Tyler.
“I am very pleased to welcome Joyce and Robert to the Walk-On’s family,” Landry said. “They are passionate about our brand, and they can’t wait to introduce it to the good people of Tyler. I know the folks there will love our unique blend of Louisiana-themed food, drinks and game-day atmosphere when it opens later this year.”
In May, New Orleans Saints superstar Drew Brees and his wife, Brittany, bought into Walk-On’s Enterprises as co-owners.
Walk-On’s currently has seven locations.
- Augusta Robinson