Franchisee BBQ Boyz of Fort Lauderdale purchased the development rights for up to 26 VooDoo locations in Florida, south of the Panhandle. The deal was the largest in the restaurant chain’s 10-year history, nearly doubling the company’s existing or planned locations. BBQ Boyz Managing Partner Jack Flechner is a former attorney, who most recently sold several successful Five Guys franchises.
BBQ Boyz is partially funding its development with investors who are participating in the U.S. government’s EB-5 Visa program, which allows foreigners to invest in a qualified project in order to receive green cards for them and their families.
New Orleans-based VooDoo BBQ & Grill, which started in 2002, also offers Cajun favorites like gumbo and PoBoy sandwiches, as well as traditional Louisiana side dishes like gris gris greens, rattlesnake beans, corn pudding and Zapp’s potato chips. Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/10/16/3053019/voodoo-bbq-grill-coming-to-pines.html#storylink=cpy