Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar recently announced plans to expand its operations in five states: Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee. The company executed an Area Development Agreement for eight new restaurants with The Shane Morrison Companies, an area real estate firm, according to a news release.

The addition of these restaurants means the company has more than 50 franchise locations in development, according to the release.

“We are excited to bring Walk-On’s to these new states with Shane and his team,” said Scott Taylor, Walk-On’s Enterprises President & COO in the release. “Shane is a seasoned restaurant operator and real estate expert, so we know our brand is in excellent hands as we widen our footprint across the south.”