Walk-On’s Enterprises Wednesday announced the appointment of Bruce Attinger as vice president of people and talent development.
Attinger, a 45-year restaurant industry veteran, will be responsible for recruiting and the continued development of the company’s management training program. He will also contribute to the leadership team’s on-going growth strategy.
“We are really excited to welcome Bruce to our team,” says Scott Taylor, Walk-On’s Enterprises president and COO. “He is an extraordinary leader with a proven track record of people development in the industry.”
Attinger served as chairman of the Louisiana Restaurant Association in 2014, served on its Board of Directors for 10 years and was president of the Baton Rouge Chapter of the LRA for two terms. He most recently worked with Texas-based Grub Burger, where he helped open new locations throughout Louisiana. He previously served in a variety of roles with Steak and Ale, Bennigan’s, Hooters, Grand American Fare and Outback Steakhouse.
Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar now has 12 locations: four in Baton Rouge, two in New Orleans, one each in Lafayette, Houma, Shreveport, Lake Charles and Bossier City, La., and one in Lubbock, Texas. Other locations are coming soon in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and Texas, with several additional markets across the Southern U.S. likewise on the drawing board.
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