Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux signs deal with football legend Derrick Brooks to bring award-winning restaurant to Indy

Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux has signed a deal with Todd Johnson of Trident Hospitality, former Tampa Bay linebacker Derrick Brooks, and financial partner Wade Kornblith to bring the sports bar concept to downtown Indianapolis.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Todd, Derrick, and Wade to the Walk-On’s family and as they prepare to serve the Indianapolis community,” said Walk-On’s Founder and CEO Brandon Landry.

“With Todd’s three decades of expertise in the restaurant sector, Wade’s financial knowledge and the leadership qualities Derrick has showcased on and off the field, we have no doubt that the people of Indy are in great hands!”

“I dined at Walk-On’s for the first time at the Tampa location, shortly after it opened earlier this year, and immediately fell in love with the food and atmosphere,” Johnson said.

“Everything about the experience was great. After meeting Derrick and Wade and seeing their passion for excellence, teaming up to open the first Walk-On’s location in Indianapolis made perfect sense.”

Johnson has served as an owner, operator and landlord for multiple restaurant and hospitality properties in Indiana and Florida since 1991.

Brooks was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2014 and currently serves as a discipline appeals officer for the NFL Players Association. Kornblith has over 20 years’ experience in the financial service industry.

Walk-On’s offers dishes made from scratch with American and Cajun cuisine. The diverse menu features a twist on game-day staples and upscale takes on Louisiana mainstays, such as Crawfish Étouffée, Duck & Andouille Gumbo, and Doughnut Bread Pudding made with Krispy Kreme doughnuts.

Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux was founded in 2003 by Brandon Landry, a former walk-on basketball player at LSU.


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