Full-service family sports bar Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar has revealed plans to open 20 new locations across Georgia, US, over the next five years.

As part of the growth plans, the company will focus on expansion in the greater Atlanta metro area and enter into strategic franchise partnerships.

The company has already entered partnerships to develop restaurants in Columbus, Augusta, and Savannah.

In addition, a team from the sports bar chain is currently looking for franchise partners to develop around ten new locations across the Atlanta metro area. An additional ten locations will be located in Columbus, Augusta, Macon, Savannah, Athens, Albany, Warner Robins, and Valdosta.

Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar president and chief operating officer Scott Taylor said: “It is an exciting chapter of our growth story as we break into untapped markets with new franchise partners.

“With active development in Alabama, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina and Tennessee, we’re adding to our footprint in the south-east – Georgia makes perfect sense for us to expand.

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“Georgia is extremely hospitable, focused on community values with engaged neighbourhoods – it’s a perfect brand fit for us and we look forward to growing our presence throughout the state.”

Established in 2003, Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar currently operates 25 locations in the US. The company is developing more than 100 additional locations across 15 states.

Walk-On’s founder Brandon Landry said: “As we grow in Georgia, we’re committed to fulfilling our vision of consistently offering an unparalleled dining experience.

“Walk-On’s is hands-down the best quality and our ability to provide our guests with a true game day experience outmatches the competition- all of which has created a loyal customer following directly contributing to our over $5m average unit volume.”