HATTIESBURG, MISS. - The addition of a new restaurant has the ability to create more 200 jobs in the City of Hattiesburg. Walk-On's Bistreaux & Bar held a groundbreaking ceremony earlier today. The new restaurant will be located right off Hardy Street in the Westwood Square Shopping Center.
This will be the franchise's first location in the state of Mississippi, and representatives of the restaurant say this could make a big impact in the local economy.
"Our units average about five-and-half to six million a unit, and we think Hattiesburg will at least do that… Like I said, 200 plus jobs in the area so that's stimulating the economy,” Founder and CEO of Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar, Brandon Landry said. “A new place for people to come and eat, drink, and spend more money in the City of Hattiesburg."
New Orleans Saints quarterback, Drew Brees is a co-owner of the franchise and they plan to open the doors to Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar at the end of the summer.