Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar plans to open a restaurant in Alexandria later this year.

Brandon Thompson, who has multiple Subway restaurants and a frozen daiquiri bar, has signed a deal to serve as a franchisee in central Louisiana. “We intend to be long-time franchisees of Walk-On’s and hope to one day take the brand to other locations around the country,” he said.

Walk-On’s began franchising in late 2014. The first franchise restaurants, in Lake Charles and Shreveport, opened in 2015. There are four company-owned restaurants in Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Lafayette and Houma. Restaurants in Zachary, Denham Springs, Covington and Lubbock, Texas, are scheduled to open in 2016.