Fort Lauderdale-area VooDoo BBQ franchise rides wave of Sunshine State love of New Orleans BBQ
BBQ Boyz, our franchise owners down in South Florida, have just opened their third location of the year in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale area, and the public’s response to VooDoo BBQ’s unique New Orleans BBQ flavor and fun is surpassing all our expectations!
Crowds lined up outside for hours beforehand to win a chance at free barbecue for a year, provided to the first 99 guests through the door — a promotion that also worked beautifully for Pembroke Pines and Kendall. The location is great, too: Andrews and Cypress Creek is a busy intersection in north Fort Lauderdale that has the right mixture of convenience and accessibility to lunch and dinnertime crowds, says Jack Flechner, the lead partner for BBQ Boyz.
“Most people down here have the same opinion we did: They love the look of the store, the feel, the atmosphere, and everybody loves the food,” Jack says. “I always thought that was the case, so that’s why we were attracted to VooDoo in the first place.”
This is just the start for BBQ Boyz’ Florida empire. The area Flechner and his team secured includes all of the state except the panhandle, in such major markets as Orlando, Tampa-St. Petersburg and Jacksonville in addition to Miami-Fort Lauderdale.
The success of the first two restaurants has been no surprise to the BBQ Boyz, and they expect great things from this new location. “Guests’ love for our unique New Orleans barbecue and fun, colorful atmosphere is everything we expected and more,” Jack says. “Naturally, we always want to find ways to do even better, and we’re always accepting guest feedback to try and make a great product greater … We’re building a new brand down here, so it’s not a sprint, it’s a marathon.”
At VooDoo BBQ, we believe you can have New Orleans-style food and fun in a fast casual environment and serve great barbecue while doing it.