“I’m just excited,” said Jack Flechner, BBQ Boyz’ lead partner. “We know we’ve got great food, and once people get in, they’ll love it. I just want it to get open.”
The new VooDoo will occupy a corner space in the popular Pembroke Lake Square retail and shopping center in Pembroke Pines, a suburb southeast of Fort Lauderdale. It’s just off a pair of well-traveled multi-lane roads (Hiatus Road and Pines Boulevard) and near a large hospital and several large subdivisions.
Flechner and his team intend to build their Florida empire over the next decade, starting in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale area and gradually moving north; their territory encompasses all of the Sunshine State, population 19 million, except for the panhandle.
Flechner said BBQ Boyz wants to open four VooDoo locations in 2013: one in nearby Kendall and two in Fort Lauderdale. The partnership aims to open a second cluster of four in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale area, then turn to Orlando and other cities upstate.
About VooDoo BBQ & Grill
VooDoo opened its first location in New Orleans on Mardi Gras Day 2002 and has expanded to reach 53 planned locations in six states. 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 voodoofranchise.com.