VooDoo BBQ & Grill

Barbecue
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2021 Franchise 500 Rank
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Initial investment
$341K - $625K
Units as of 2013
15

Company Overview

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.

About VooDoo BBQ & Grill

Industry
Food
Founded
2002
Leadership
Tony Avila, CEO

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
2006 (15 years)
# of employees at HQ
8
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees in the following US states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas

# of Units
15 (as of 2013)

Franchisor Information

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

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a VooDoo BBQ & Grill franchise.

Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees

Here’s what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

Initial Franchise Fee
$35,000
Initial Investment
$340,500 - $625,000
Net Worth Requirement
$600,000
Cash Requirement
$150,000
Veteran Incentives
10% off franchise fee
Royalty Fee
5%
Ad Royalty Fee
2%
Term of Agreement
10 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes

Training & Support Offered

Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.

On-The-Job Training
10 days
Classroom Training
5-7 weeks
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Lease Negotiation
Field Operations
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
No
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
# of employees required to run
20-25
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes

Franchise 500 Ranking History

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Updated: February 8th, 2021