VooDoo BBQ & Grill was born on Mardi Gras day in 2002 right on St. Charles Avenue in the heart of New Orleans. It was standing-room only, filled with overwhelming crowds of hungry parade-goers. People loved our New Orleans-style BBQ so much we had to hustle through the streets carrying coolers packed with our slow-smoked creations to feed the masses and keep the party goin’!
It was a crazy way to start a restaurant, and it’s been a party ever since. Our restaurant began in the New Orleans area, grew into Baton Rouge and beyond. When you walk into any VooDoo BBQ & Grill, you’ll experience the same kind of fun, laid-back atmosphere that you’d find at any Southern table. It’s like a mini vacation to New Orleans. You’re our guest, so relax and prepare to experience great food, drinks, music, and the soul of New Orleans—a city where we live to eat.
Our founders met in college and discovered they shared a passion for food, fun, and great BBQ. Together, they created a new category: New Orleans-style BBQ. It’s a fusion of all the best that BBQ has to offer. VooDoo BBQ & Grill brings together your favorite BBQ styles and kicks them up a notch with Caribbean, Cajun, and Creole spices.
Our meats are dry-rubbed with amazing Cajun spices and slow-smoked to perfection with oak and pecan—no swimming in sauce. Want an extra kick? We’ve created three unique BBQ sauces made with Louisiana ingredients. Then we put on the homemade signature sides and pour you a sweet tea or Louisiana’s famous Abita Beer, each one with a decidedly Southern drawl. Taste the magic of VooDoo BBQ & Grill.
VooDoo BBQ & Grill is proud to be a good neighbor and support our community. We especially love getting involved with charities and activities that encourage kids of all income levels and abilities to become more physically active.
On The Scene – Masquerade Ball – A March of Dimes Benefit Presented by VooDoo BBQ & Grill
Greer Foundation Annual VooDoo Masquerade Ball – to assist single fathers
American Lung Association – Fight for Air Walk
Jimmy Graham Football Camp
Reggie Bush Football Camp
Chris Paul Basketball Camp
Ed Reed Golf Tournament
BRSC Women’s Winter Freeze Soccer 4th and 5th Annual Tournaments
LSU Executive Education Aiding Former NFL Players – Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute
Many Donations/Sponsorships for Youth & High School Sports
Dutchtown High School Football Program
Title Sponsor for Baton Rouge Soccer’s Annual Youth and Adult Summer Soccer Tournament (VooDoo BBQ 7-A-Side Tournament)
Gonzales Soccer Club Sponsor
Galvez Tigers Youth Football Sponsor
Various Youth Baseball Rec and Tournament Teams
Jason Taylor Celebrity Golf Classic, 2014/2015
Cooper City Optimist Baseball 6U Tee Ball, 2013/2014
Kiss Country Chili Cook Off 2014/2015
Smoke on the Water Fort Lauderdale 2014/2015
Unity in the Community Pompano Beach 2015
Wounded Warrior Project
When you do good things, people notice. Voodoo BBQ & Grill is pleased to share some of the honors we’ve received over the years.
Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500 32nd Annual – Ranked #326
Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500 33rd Annual – Ranked #368
The Advocate 2009 – Barbecue, New Orleans-style
225 Baton Rouge – July 2010 – Best Of 225 Awards – Best BBQ
Best Of Jeff – Jefferson Life Magazine – Best Bang For Your Buck
Best Of Jeff – Jefferson Life Magazine – Best BBQ
Best Of Jeff – Jefferson Life Magazine – Best Takeout
Best Of LSU Living 2011 – Best BBQ
Franchise Business Review – 2011 Franchisee Satisfaction Awards
Inaugural LSU 100 – Top 100 Businesses Owned By LSU Graduates
The Northshore’s Best 2009, 2010 & 2011 – Best Barbecue
AAA Southern Traveler August 2010 - Best Of The South 2010
Where Y’at – June 2010 – Best Of The Big Easy – Readers’ Picks – Best BVQ Restaurant
Certificate Of Appreciation – E.J. Ourso College Of Business – LSU – Executive Lecture Series 2010 & 2011
IFA – 2010 Franchise Member
2009 Parents Magazine “Family Favorite” Favorite BBQ Place
2009 Lollapalooza Fete Des Artistes
WXXX TV - 2013 & 2014 Best BBQ in South Florida
STAR Awards - 2013 Best Franchise Recruitment Website
225 Baton Rouge - July 2012 Best of 225 Awards - Best BBQ
Best of LSU Living - 2011 Best BBQ
The Northshore - Best Barbecue - 2009, 2010, 2011
Where Y'At - Best of the Big Easy, Reader's Pick - Best BBQ, Restaurant - June 2010
Gambit - Best of New Orleans BBQ (all 12 years)
FastCasual.com - 2013 Top Movers and Shakers, Top 50 Fast Casual
Franchise Business Review - 2011 & 2012 Franchise Satisfaction Awards
Jefferson Life Magazine - Best of Jeff - Best BBQ, Best Takeout, Best "Bang for Your Buck"
LSU One Hundred - Top 100 Business Owned by LSU Graduates
AAA Southern Traveler - Best of South 2010 - August 2012
Local 10- Voted Best BBQ in South Florida by Channel 10 Viewers, 2013/2104
The pink color is the "smoke ring." This is an indication of true slow-smoked BBQ. It's what gives our meats their distinct flavors. Even with a pink ring, our meats are fully cooked, always.
We were born out of the love of the great city of New Orleans. We chose the name "VooDoo BBQ" because it's easily remembered, hard to forget, and is a novelty for New Orleans visitors and locals alike.
Like parts of the city itself, it’s something new built on a very old foundation. BBQ, or meat slow-cooked over flame or hot coals, has been around as long as people have. Virtually every culture has some version of it, whether they call it “barbecue” or not. From pulled, chopped, and sliced pork in the Carolinas to Memphis-style ribs to barbecue brisket in Texas.
New Orleans-style BBQ builds on all of these traditions with flavors, accents, and complementary side dishes that inject the life and flair of the Crescent City into every meal. For instance, our St. Louis-style ribs are perfectly seasoned with a dry rub that contains hints of the Caribbean—a strong influence in New Orleans. All of our meats are served naked (without sauce) with the option of adding any combination of our Mojo, Cane Vinegar, or Mango Crystal Sauces—the last flavored with Louisiana’s legendary Crystal Hot Sauce. Our Rattlesnake Beans are spicy with a hint of smoke. All of this is New Orleans-style BBQ and you can top off a meal at VooDoo BBQ & Grill with our White Chocolate Bread Pudding—a true New Orleans treat.
“New Orleans-style” has a flair and flavor that turns a visit to a VooDoo BBQ & Grill into an experience. That’s why we’ve designed our stores to incorporate Crescent City touches, like lanterns, murals, and ornate trim that resembles the wrought iron railings found in the French Quarter. It’s why we look not just for competence and drive in our employees, but a sense of fun and personality that can bring smiles to our guests’ faces. We want each trip to a VooDoo BBQ & Grill to be like a mini-New Orleans vacation, a time when you can loosen your tie (if you’re wearing one), and laissez les bon temps rouler—let the good times roll!
Just take the first step, visit our franchise website or call 877-902-4BBQ (4227) to find out more.