VooDoo BBQ & Grill

VooDoo BBQ & Grill

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Initial Investment

LOW: $340,500
HIGH: $625,000

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Company Profile



Franchising Since

2006 (10 Years)

Corporate Address

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


Tony Avila

About VooDoo BBQ & Grill

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.


Financial Requirements

Initial Investment

$340,500 - $625,000

Net-worth Requirement


Liquid Cash Requirement


Ongoing Fees

Initial Franchise Fee


Ongoing Royalty Fee


Ad Royalty Fee


Financing Options

Veteran Incentives

10% off franchise fee

Franchise 500® Rank History

  • 2011 - 326
  • 2012 - 368

* Not all years were ranked

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:
Franchisor is seeking new franchise units in the following regions/states:
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Operations & Franchisor Support

Training Onsite: 10 days

Training at headquarters: 5-7 weeks

Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Field Operations

Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Slicks
Regional Media
National Media

Number of employees required to run: 20 - 25

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Updated: November 11th, 2013

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