VooDoo BBQ Franchise Ushers In Fresh, New Orleans-Themed Store Design

VooDoo BBQ & Grill wants to invite you to New Orleans.

The Spanish and French architecture, the history, the color, the culture, the food. There’s no place like it.

Soon, when you walk into a VooDoo BBQ location, you’ll get a real taste of the Crescent City — not just from the competition-style Louisiana barbecue but from a new restaurant design that features distinctively New Orleanian visual (and aural) touches. Our design team is still tweaking some things — we want the interior lights to have a little more of a French Quarter look — but the design should be finished by the time VooDoo opens up its planned locations outside Austin and Miami later this year.

Take a look at the interior.

The chairs are wooden and multicolored, reflecting New Orleans’ history and, well, color.

On the far wall, there’s a mural of a corner in the French Quarter adding ambiance. The lanterns, lamps and ceiling fans help establish that historic New Orleans feel, too. The best part: Our directional signs, designed to look like the world-famous black and white French Quarter street signs.

Artist's rendering of the new VooDoo BBQ & Grill interior.

Artist's rendering of the new VooDoo BBQ & Grill interior.

And while you’re there, you’ll be hearing some classic New Orleans and south Louisiana sounds, too: Louis Armstrong, Rebirth Brass Band, the Meters, the Neville Brothers, Cajun, Zydeco – all the fantastic music that makes the city famous the world over. Our CEO, Tony Avila, helped put the playlist, made up of hundreds of tracks, together himself.

But the changes aren’t just atmospheric. The new stores are carefully designed to help diners flow easily from the door to the counter to the table. VooDoo is committed to developing exclusively fast-casual restaurants, so while we want you to soak up as much New Orleans as you can during your visit, we know you still want a good meal at an affordable price served quickly. (Hey, we’re busy, too. We understand.)

Artist's rendering of the new VooDoo BBQ & Grill interior.

Artist's rendering of the new VooDoo BBQ & Grill interior.

The whole idea is to give you an experience — not just a tasty barbecue meal but a mini-New Orleans vacation, something you’ll be going back to the office to tell your co-workers about. Like Tony says, “New Orleans is a fun place to come visit, and that’s what we want to take all across the country. When we talk about New Orleans-style barbecue, it’s much more than the rubs we use and the way the food is prepared. It really is all about the total experience we’re providing.”

VooDoo BBQ & Grill is a chain of barbecue restaurants based in south Louisiana that opened its first location in New Orleans on Mardi Gras Day 2002. VooDoo serves competition-style barbecue beef, pork and chicken with unique side dishes, plus salads and sandwiches, in a clean, colorful fast casual environment. For more information, visit voodoobbq.com or voodoobbqfranchise.com, or contact:

Chad Tramuta