Walk-On’s Breaks Ground on First Lakeland Restaurant

Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux is preparing to bring its signature Louisiana-inspired menu served in a family-friendly, game-day atmosphere to the Equinox Development project located at 3770 US Highway 98 North in Lakeland.

On Thursday, Sept. 24 at 11 a.m., the Walk-On’s executive team and local city dignitaries hosted a special groundbreaking ceremony to commemorate its first Lakeland location. During the celebration, Walk-On’s shared a Taste of Louisiana with guests by serving some fan favorites, like its popular Krispy Kreme® Bread Pudding.

“My team and I are thrilled to be able to bring Walk-On’s to Lakeland,” said Franchisee Mike Lester. “Walk-On’s signature Cajun cuisine and game-day atmosphere is unlike anything else in the area, so we know the people of Lakeland are going to love it. We look forward to celebrating this exciting groundbreaking with everyone on Thursday, and can’t wait to become an essential part of the local community.”

Expected to open in spring of 2021, Walk-On’s will start hiring up to 200 individuals to join its All-American Team at the beginning of the new year. The new 7,300-square-foot restaurant will be the first Walk-On’s in Lakeland and seventh in Florida.