November 11, 2014 // Franchising.com // NEW ORLEANS – The New Orleans-style BBQ restaurant, VooDoo BBQ & Grill, opens in Pensacola, Fla. today. VooDoo BBQ & Grill brings together favorite BBQ styles and kicks them up a notch with Caribbean, Cajun and Creole spices to create a New Orleans-style BBQ. The opening marks the 20th restaurant and the first Pensacola, Fla. location for the concept. The award-winning VooDoo BBQ & Grill is located in University Town Center at the corner of Nine Mile Road and University Parkway.
The Pensacola, Fla. restaurant debuts the concept's latest prototype design as well as a new menu. The restaurant design features an open kitchen layout where the food is "on stage" and prepared for each guest. The menu highlights BBQ favorites like brisket, pork and chicken, along with traditional New Orleans dishes like red beans and rice with smoked sausage, BBQ jambalaya and French Quarter style beignets. The restaurant is also famous for its homemade sides with a decidedly southern drawl like Gris Gris Greens, corn pudding and sweet potato soufflé.
In celebration of the new restaurant, VooDoo BBQ & Grill will host a grand opening celebration on November 15th beginning at 11 a.m. Throughout the day various family-friendly activities will be available for young and old alike. The authentic second line jazz band, The New Orleans Ramblers, will be on-hand as well as caricature and face painting artists, jugglers and balloon artists. A hot rod drive-in is planned for late in the afternoon.
"We are very excited to open in Pensacola with local residents and franchisees Rick and Sylvana West," said Glen Helton, President of VooDooBBQ. "This opening marks a milestone in which we have doubled the size of our company in the past 24 months."
The University Town Center location is the first of three restaurants that will open in the Pensacola, Fla. area. All three locations will be built by the Wests. The company also has 37 locations in the development pipeline, with plans to grown the franchise to 300 or more locations in the next five years.
"I am excited to bring such a fun concept to the Pensacola area," said Rick West. "Many times our neighboring cities get new restaurant concepts in their market long before we do. As a local, it is really great to be able to bring a rapidly growing concept to our area before many other larger markets have a location."
In addition to seated dining, the Pensacola, Fla. location will also offer a unique catering option with a wide variety of food choices. For more information, visit http://www.voodoobbqandgrill.com/.
VooDoo BBQ & Grill was born on Mardi Gras day in 2002 on St. Charles Avenue. Since opening the doors on their first location, VooDoo BBQ & Grill is poised to become one of the largest national BBQ Restaurant franchises in the United States with 54 currently operating and licensed locations and development sites in Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Florida with additional plans to expand into Alabama, Georgia, Maryland and Washington D.C. For franchise information, visit http://voodoobbqfranchiseblog.com/.
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