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Turning Your Mistakes into Strengths with Scott Taylor of Walk-On’s Bistreaux and Bar

Scott has served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Walk-On’s Enterprises Operations, LLC since December 2010During his tenure, Scott has led the organization in systemization of all brands, successful partner buyout and the investment and buy in of Drew Brees in May 2015. Prior to joining Walk-On’s Enterprises, Scott served as Chief Operating Officer for Family Sports Concepts, franchisor for Beef O Brady’s Sports Pubs and The Brass Tap, from 2002 to 2011. During his tenure, the company grew from 60 franchise locations in 4 states to 276 locations across 23 states. Scott is a graduate of the University of Florida and resides in Baton Rouge, LA with his wife and 2 children. 

 

Key Takeaways: 

[0:18] Today’s episode of Franchise Euphoria is brought to you by IndyFranchiseLaw.com, a leading resource in the franchise space. Head over to IndyFranchiseLaw.com learn more!  

[0:59] Josh introduces today’s guest, Scott Taylor, president and COO of Walk-On’s Bistreaux and Bar. 

[2:28] Josh welcomes Scott to Franchise Euphoria. 

[3:13] Scott gives a brief overview of his prior experience in franchising before joining forces with Walk-On’s. 

[5:17] Scott touches on some of the pros and cons of what it was like to sell a business out to private equity. 

[7:45] The Walk-On’s story begins with Brandon Landry and Jack Warner who were two “walk-ons” on the LSU basketball team. During their time as teammates, they came up with their business concept. 

[12:28] In the beginning, the Walk-On founders recognized the need for improvements and they would even keep a handful of gift cards in their pockets at all times to make up for the errors they made. 

[16:17] Before joining Walk-On’s officially, Scott worked as a consultant for six months to test drive the opportunity. 

[19:28] Drew Brees, who considers himself a walk-on, was a frequent Walk-On’s customer, and decided  to join the Walk-On’s family as a 25% owner in 2015. 

[25:24] According to Scott, what sets Walk-On’s apart from similar models is their crossroads between quality food and great environment. 

[26:41] Scott can see Walk-On’s growing nationally and potentially internationally within the next five years.  

[27:27Thanks for listening, and please, reach out to Josh anytime through email at josh@franchiseeuphoria.com. If you enjoyed this interview, please leave us a review on iTunes. 

 

Mentioned in This Episode: 

josh@franchiseeuphoria.com 

www.franchiseeuphoria.com 

www.indyfranchiselaw.com 

www.walk-ons.com 

www.walk-ons.com/franchising 

 

Josh Brown

Josh Brown

Hi! I’m Josh Brown, franchise attorney and creator of the Franchise Euphoria podcast. I’m just your average guy who loves to golf, eat hibachi, and immerse myself in the ever-expanding franchise world.

My goal is to navigate entrepreneurs and all people interested in the current events of franchises through all the hottest topics and most popular tools for success. Going on four years now, Franchise Euphoria is hotter than ever and ready to help you plan and execute a pathway to success.

Josh Brown

Josh Brown

Hi! I’m Josh Brown, franchise attorney and creator of the Franchise Euphoria podcast. I’m just your average guy who loves to golf, eat hibachi, and immerse myself in the ever-expanding franchise world.

My goal is to navigate entrepreneurs and all people interested in the current events of franchises through all the hottest topics and most popular tools for success. Going on four years now, Franchise Euphoria is hotter than ever and ready to help you plan and execute a pathway to success.

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11/16/2019
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Great and applicable information from professionals in the franchise world that are doing it every day. I’ve listened to 3 episodes: Gutter Brothers, Woofies, and Cycle Bar. Enjoyed all and looking forward to hearing more.
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8/30/2019
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Highly recommend. Great guests. Filled with tons of helpful information.
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7/16/2019
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Josh and his wide variety of knowledgeable guests are truly rockstars! They deliver quality (and free!) franchise knowledge and advice in each and every episode. The great advice they provide, combined with the engaging way they deliver it had me hooked from the very first listen. Thanks for putting out such a stellar show Josh - keep up the great work!
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07/15/2019
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This podcast provides the advice necessary to start building, growing, and scaling your business TODAY! The host asks probing questions of his guests that add value to the listeners in an immediately implementable way!
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07/15/2019
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What do you get when you combine business savvy, legal expertice and a great personality? You get the ultimate podcast for franchise owners. Josh Brown brings it all togehter perfectly with Franchise Euphoria. Not only does he possess all of the skills and abiliites above, but he has great guests, asks awesome questions and created the ideal podcast for this niche. If you have a franchise, or are considering it, subscibe to this show and consume all of the content!
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06/05/2019
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Started listening to Josh's podcast after the wife and I decided to buy a franchise and I quickly went through about 200 episodes on 1.5x & 2x, before signing on to purchase a franchise. Josh's info was an invaluable part of our decision to buy, and after listening to so many episodes, I felt like I knew and trusted him on a personal level, so it was a no-brainer to enlist his services when it came time to review the franchise agreement. Josh was super easy to talk to and very empathetic to our needs, and being first time business owners, we needed all the empathy we could get. Josh helped us negotiate a great deal with the franchisor and we were very happy with his services. Great podcast, great guy, great service to anyone involved in the franchise world!
Dean575 from United States
06/04/2019
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Very interesting discussion. I found the information valuable.
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05/06/2019
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I've just completed the legal process of franchising my business and have now begun selling franchises. Just found this podcast and it's an incredible resource! Great content and Josh is a very engaging host. Highly recommend for franchisors and franchisees.
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