Waco: Ground broken for Walk-Ons restaurant

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Published: Oct. 12, 2017 at 7:21 PM CDT
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Ground was broken Thursday in Waco for a Walk-Ons Bistreaux & Bar, which is part of a Baton Rouge, La.-based chain co-owned by New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and his wife, Brittany.

The 8,500-square-foot restaurant at the intersection of Crosslake Parkway and Legend Lake Parkway near Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest Medical Center is set to open in May 2018.

The restaurant and sports bar will offer standard American fare along with signature Louisiana-inspired menu items such as duck and andouille gumbo and Krispy Kreme bread pudding.

“Waco just fits us,” said Brandon Landry, the CEO and co-founder of Walk-On's.

“Waco is a huge sports town and we know the community will love Walk-On's spirit and game day atmosphere."

Walk-On's now has 15 locations throughout Louisiana and Texas, and 15 to 20 more are expected to open next year.

The Waco restaurant is expected to add roughly 200 jobs to the local economy.