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Posted on: December 3, 2021

New Restaurant Announced for STAR Bond Final Phase

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In connection with the proposed STAR Bond Final Phase Project in Derby, Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux (Walk-On’s) is pleased to announce its intent to open a new location in Derby, Kansas (the Project). 

“I’m working hard to bring new restaurants to Derby,” said Rick Worner, Managing Partner of Derby Destination Development, LLC. “I’m proud to do business with Walk-on’s and am working on another restaurant to announce soon.”

Subject to Final Phase STAR Bond approval, the Project is anticipated to include an approximately 7,500 square foot restaurant. The Project will bring a full-service, family-friendly restaurant to the City, while providing for the continued development of the mixed-use commercial district. 

Based in Baton Rouge, Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux was founded in 2003 by Brandon Landry, a former walk-on basketball player at LSU. Leaning on the true spirit of a walk-on and building a winning culture, the brand is rapidly expanding across the United States. Its Louisiana-inspired menu features food and drinks made from scratch daily. Walk-On’s All-American Team serves up a game-day experience in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere that ensures every guest is a winner. 

As Walk-On’s success has grown, so too has its reputation in the industry and across the country, earning it the following accolades:

  • #1 Sports Bar in America, 2012 – ESPN
  • Winner – National Restaurant News’ Menu Master Awards
  • # 1 Brand, 2020 Top New Franchises Rankings – Entrepreneur Media, Inc.

For more information about Walk On’s and its existing locations, visit

The City of Derby sent the release on behalf of Walk-On’s, which does not currently have a local presence in Kansas. 

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