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VooDoo BBQ & Grill
Barbecue

VooDoo BBQ & Grill
Barbecue

About
Founded

2002

Franchising Since

2006 (12 Years)

Corporate Address

40306 Hwy. 42, #202D
Prairieville, LA 70769

CEO

Tony Avila

Financial Requirements
Initial Investment

$340,500 - $625,000

Net-worth Requirement

$600,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$150,000

Ongoing Fees
Initial Franchise Fee

$35,000 - $35,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee

5%

Ad Royalty Fee

2%

Financing Options
Veteran Incentives

10% off franchise fee

Support Options
Ongoing Support

Purchasing Co-ops

Newsletter

Meetings/Conventions

Toll-Free Line

Grand Opening

Online Support

Security/Safety Procedures

Field Operations

Marketing Support

Co-op Advertising

Ad Templates

National Media

Regional Advertising

On-The-Job Training:

10 days

Classroom Training:

5-7 weeks

Number of Employees Required to Run:

20 - 25

Bio
While working as an accountant, Tony Avila began doing some side projects for Alton Doody, a successful restaurant developer. When Avila began considering starting his own business, he and Doody discussed food concepts and realized that despite the popularity of barbecue throughout the South, barbecue restaurants were rare in south Louisiana. Avila contacted his old college roommate Dino Arvanetes, who had experience managing a Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, and the three of them partnered to open the first VooDoo BBQ & Grill restaurant on the parade route in New Orleans on Mardi Gras day in 2002. The fast-casual barbecue concept began franchising in 2006, expanding first throughout Louisiana and then branching out into other southern states.
Cost
Initial Investment: Low - $340,500 High - $625,000
Units

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:

Franchisor is seeking new franchise units in the following regions/states:
Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Midwest, North Carolina, Northeast, Oklahoma, South, South Carolina, Southeast, Tennessee, Texas
Franchise Financing
Using 401(K)/IRA Funds
  • Tax Penalty-Free
  • Debt Free
  • Expert Guidance
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Updated: November 11th, 2013