How VooDoo BBQ Franchise Provides BBQ Business Opportunity To Current, Ex-NFL Players

January 31st, 2013 by

Player Networking Event will be televised live from VooDoo BBQ franchise’s St. Charles Avenue location


VooDoo BBQ Handle Your Business


At VooDoo BBQ & Grill, we love helping people realize their dreams of business ownership, and we’ve developed a unique bond with a special brand of entrepreneur: professional football players and retirees who want to translate their victories on the field to wins in business.

So we’re hosting a special event on Saturday, the day before Super Bowl XLVII in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. It’s a live Webcast called “Handle Your Business,” and it’s part of the 13th Annual Player Networking Event, a conference for NFL players interested in going into business. CBS studio analyst and former NFL running back Spencer Tillman will host the Webcast from our original location at 1501 St. Charles Ave. from 7:15 to 9:15 p.m.; if you can’t come by, you can watch it at

Hosting this show is a great chance to introduce VooDoo BBQ to a new group of fans and potential franchise owners, too. Our CEO, Tony Avila, has worked with professional athletes and found that many of them make exceptional businesspeople. The good ones certainly have common characteristics, such as persistence, discipline and belief in teamwork to achieve a common goal.

In July 2011, Tony participated in a business networking program for former NFL players at LSU, his alma mater. Attendees included ex-New England Patriot Troy Brown; former Atlanta Falcon Todd “T.J.” Duckett; and Guy Troupe, president and CEO of Troupe 21 and Associates, the Dallas-based management firm that’s organized Player Networking Events for the last 13 years.

“I’ve gotten to know Tony and Dino over the years,” Guy says. “I trust their product and what they’re doing, and I wanted to give them exposure for their brand and franchise concept.

Our original location on St. Charles Avenue

Our original location on St. Charles Avenue

“For a former pro athlete with a strong work ethic and sufficient capital, franchising is a good option because it’s turnkey. The business model is set up already, and all the business owner has to do is execute it.”

Guy’s absolutely right, and it helps that VooDoo BBQ gives entrepreneurs such a fun opportunity to achieve business success. Our unique New Orleans and Caribbean-flavored take on barbecue, coupled with a fun and festive atmosphere, makes every trip to a VooDoo BBQ store like a mini-New Orleans vacation. So if you own a VooDoo store, that’s where you’d go to work every day! How cool is that?

So if you want to jump on the VooDoo BBQ express, now’s a good time. We’re rolling into markets throughout the Southeast, having just opened our first of 26 locations in Florida and eyeing such markets as Atlanta, Houston and Birmingham, too.

Whether you’re an ex-baller or just someone with a passion for food, fun and good business, if you think VooDoo BBQ might be the right opportunity for you, we want to hear from you. Fill out the form on this site, download our free franchise report, and let’s start talking!

One Comment

  1. Posted February 1, 2013 at 3:02 am | Permalink

    Good move Chad! Great sales and profits to you and the and the VooDoo BBQ team.

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