VooDoo was ranked No. 25 on the Franchise 100 list, ahead of such well-known franchises as Molly Maid, Fantastic Sam’s and Meineke. Franchise Gator released the rankings in anticipation of the International Franchise Association convention in New Orleans Feb. 22-25.
Franchise Gator’s goal in creating the Franchise 100 list is to provide a practical tool for the single-unit or first-time franchisee, who usually can’t afford the multi-million dollar investment typical of famous fast-food brands. Criteria used to create the list includes information about each franchisor’s financial health, profitability, year-over-year growth, market strength and long-term sustainability. Franchise Gator is the leading online destination for those seeking to invest in a franchise opportunity.
“Our inclusion on Franchise Gator’s Franchise 100 list is a timely validation of the quality, affordability and sustainability of our franchise system,” says VooDoo BBQ CEO Tony Avila. “VooDoo is growing at an unprecedented rate, not only because there’s a high demand for best-in class barbecue franchises, but because the cost of entry into our fast-casual concept is reasonable for the new franchisee.”
The first VooDoo barbecue franchise opened in New Orleans on Mardis Gras Day in 2002, and we’ve been growing ever since.
The typical investment for a VooDoo barbecue franchise is $340,500 to $595,000. We’re a fast-casual restaurant that serves up competition-style pork, chicken and beef flavored with a unique blend of Cajun, Creole and Caribbean spices. With our headquarters in Prairieville, La., VooDoo is a rapidly growing system with more than 50 planned or awarded locations in six states.
Eric Bell, General Manager of Franchise Gator said the inaugural annual ranking should help potential franchisees discover brands they might not otherwise notice.
“Now is a great time to invest in a franchise,” says Bell. “We hope this list makes franchise ownership possible for a larger number of people.”
About VooDoo BBQ & Grill VooDoo opened its first location in New Orleans on Mardi Gras Day 2002. In addition to our barbecue, our menu includes favorite Southern sides like corn pudding, macaroni and cheese, sweet potato souffle and other dishes you won’t find on a typical barbecue franchise menu. If you think VooDoo BBQ might be the right franchise opportunity for you, please fill out the form on this site, download our free franchise report and let’s start a conversation — and go ahead and check out our Facebook page while you’re at it!