KNOXVILLE, Tennessee (WATE) – Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux has become the newest member of the Barstool Fund, which is part of the 30 Day Fund donating $ 100,000. The Barstool Fund supports small businesses that have been affected by COVID-19.
Founder and CEO of Walk-On’s, Brandon Landry decided to donate after seeing everything Barstool has done to help small businesses across the country.
He said: “The time and effort that [Dave] put in it really helps. What needs help right now are our small businesses across the country.
Walk-On’s started as a small business in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in 2003 and was eventually named America’s # 1 sports bar by ESPN. Knowing what it’s like to be little, Landry says they “would do a great deal of harm” if they were still in this situation now.
Seeing what other businesses are going through, Landry wanted it to be on businesses and help them. “It wasn’t about getting recognition or anything like that, it was more about how can we help.”
As they grew, Walk-On’s created their own non-profit organization in 2019 called The Walk-On’s Game On Foundation. Knowing how much this can help so many businesses, he wants other great franchise owners to help him as well. “Let’s all take action and try to help these small businesses,” Landry said.
After watching Portnoy’s videos personally calling out every business owner, Landry says he became emotional and remembered the idea that America was built on small businesses.
“I want to challenge other brands there if you can afford it, support this fund. It’s amazing what your guys are doing and small businesses are the lifeblood of our country. “
Brandon Landry – CEO of Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux
The Barstool Fund has started helping small businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic. More than $ 23 million has been donated to the fund, which has enabled it to help 120 businesses.
You can make a donation by visiting barstoolsports.com.