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Give Back to Your Community, Voodoo Craft Beer Franchise Style!

Give Back to Your Community, Voodoo Craft Beer Franchise Style!

Give Back to Your Community, Voodoo Style!

If you will give us a minute to brag, we want to say that in our humble opinion, our craft beer Franchise Owners are the best in the business. Not only do they think against the grain and look to provide top-tier beer and food to their clients while fostering a team spirit amongst employees, they’re also dedicated to giving back to their communities.

In fact, giving back is considered a tenet of the Voodoo lifestyle, and our Franchise Owners regularly look for ways to help their communities become the best they can be (as well as spread the Voodoo lifestyle far and wide). We believe the secret to a great franchise is the ability to create community leaders who care about where they live, and one of the first things most of our Franchise Owners do is host give-back events. From concerts and comedy nights to paint-and-sip events, Voodoo brewpubs are perfect venues for hosting fun nights out that benefit the members of your community. Keep reading to learn about two of our most recent charity events.

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voodoo brewery paint and sip give back event

Burning Empty Calories…and Giving Back!

On September 25, 2021, the Voodoo Brewing Co. Compound in Meadville, Pennsylvania hosted the Burning Empty Calories 5K. Early bird registrants paid $30 in advance while day-of tickets sold for $35. All of the first 150 registrants received a performance-enhancing wrist sweatband as well as a voucher for their choice of a complimentary food or beverage item. Part of the proceeds helped The ARC of Crawford County.

The ARC is dedicated to protecting and promoting human rights for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities by looking for ways to offer participation and full inclusion in the community. They put disabled individuals front and center by focusing on them as people who can contribute to society in a plethora of ways rather than defining them by their disability. Featuring a variety of services, including day programs, family support, and working with disabled athletes to train them for the Special Olympics, The Arc covers a variety of needs for special needs families in the area. We believe their cutting-edge work fits right in with the Voodoo Lifestyle, and we were proud to have the opportunity to work with and meet some of the most wonderful individuals in the community. 

The day of the race was full of excitement as people from all walks of life came to meet at Voodoo Brewery to compete as well as give back to The Arc. AT 11:00 am, race participants lined up to begin their run; however, there was also an assortment of people who came out just to support The ARC as well as enjoy what Voodoo Brewery Co. had to offer. We raised over $1,000 dollars for The ARC which will be used to provide services for children and individuals throughout the area. Overall, we consider this event a great success, and we look forward to seeing what some of our new friends who use The ARC’s services will accomplish in their lives, how they help the community and what they accomplish as they live their version of the Voodoo Lifestyle.

Paint, Sip and Support Local Business!

Another event we recently hosted was a Paint and Sip collaboration with the Kilted Kiln, a local pottery painting studio in Meadville. For this event, we wanted to let the community see the Voodoo craft beer franchise vibe up close and personal, hosting it on the second-floor lounge at the Voodoo Compound. Tickets included a presentation from the Kilted Kiln, access to over 70 paint colors and brushes, a drink ticket for any Voodoo beverage, and a microwave-, oven-, and dishwasher-safe piece of pottery that’s sure to become a family heirloom, or at least a really cool conversation piece. Proceeds went to local businesses that need extra support as they get back on their feet following COVID.

In fact, while some people may question our philosophy of helping others, including companies in direct competition with our sales, we believe a great business is dedicated to uplifting those around them. We need a variety of businesses to keep our communities thriving, and we believe that the key to success is having a variety of options for consumers to choose from. We understand that not everyone is going to like beer (although, our food is pretty great too), but we want them to still be able to partake in the Voodoo lifestyle by participating in our events as well as getting to know us a little better. This philosophy is what has allowed us to shine.

The Kilted Kiln event was a major success, allowing participants to create their own unique pottery item that they’ll cherish for years to come. We had participants arrive from around the state, simply because the Voodoo lifestyle really is for everyone (although we’re sure the beer and food were a definite reason to come out as well). Guests completely designed their items on their own, allowing them to express their creativity in any way they saw fit. After creating their pieces, the awesome employees at Kilted Kiln took each piece back to their studio in order to fire it up in the kiln. After four days (there were A LOT of pieces), guests were able to pick up their items to take home. Lasting over three hours, this event was one of the most popular ones we hosted, and we now plan on making it a quarterly occurrence so we can give back more than ever before.

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Get In on the Good Vibes…Own a Voodoo Craft Beer Franchise!

We look forward to hosting more events in Meadville as well as seeing what kids of give-back events our awesome Franchise Owners across the country come up with in the coming years. Voodoo Brewing Co. and its Franchise Owners have donated thousands of dollars to charities and community organizations over the years, and we see that number grow each and every year as the Voodoo Community grows larger and stronger. 

If you would like to get in on the fastest-growing craft beer franchise in the nation, there’s no better time than now. Please visit our franchise website for more info. Who knows? Maybe you’ll be a member of the Voodoo Tribe soon!

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    Former Probation Officer Goes All In on Craft Beer Franchise

    Former Probation Officer Goes All In on Craft Beer Franchise

    How This Probation Officer by Day/Restaurant Worker by Night Ditched the 9-5 for That Voodoo Life

    Here at Voodoo, we have some of the most awesome Franchise Owners on the planet, with all dedicated to providing great beer, shattering the status quo, and thinking outside the box to create the best pubs in their local areas. We strive to help everyone achieve their dreams of becoming a Voodoo craft beer Franchise Owner as quickly and easily as possible, while still providing every single one of our awesome peeps with a strong community of people just like them.

    Sarah Lister is one of those awesome people, and her story more than shows what makes Voodoo Brewing’s Franchise Owners the best in the business as they trade the corporate grind for the Voodoo Life.

    Craft Beer Franchise Owner Sarah Lister

    Sarah’s Restaurant Origins

    Lister started in the restaurant business at 14-years-old and knows exactly what it’s like to work in every position imaginable (she’s done everything from dishwashing to management). However, let’s be real, restaurant work doesn’t always pay all the bills, and even though Lister knew restaurant work was her calling, she needed something else to keep her afloat financially. For 14 years, Lister worked as a probation officer during the day while working in the restaurant industry at night so she could pay her bills while doing what she loved. Lister knew she needed a change from this lifestyle. As an avid outdoorswoman who regularly boats, swims, kayaks, and hikes, there really wasn’t time to do many fun things when she had to work all the time, so she set out researching franchises that fueled her passions and fit her lifestyle.

    Finding the Voodoo Tribe

    Lister quickly discovered Voodoo and wondered if a craft beer franchise would be a good fit. She started going through pages of information, as well as our awesome franchising website, to find whether or not we’d be a match made in heaven. The more she searched, the more she found that piqued her interest. As she got deeper into the Voodoo Life, she discovered that she “…just loved the concept and the people that I spoke to were all very helpful and outstanding! I love the story of how Voodoo came to exist and how it has become what it is today. It’s inspiring to me and excites me to become part of this journey.” She found our business model “great” and loves that we “search for the right fit” as well as how easy Voodoo makes it to understand the process.  It was evident to her that unlike some of those other franchise companies, we cared about all of our teammates from Day One.

    Discovering the Voodoo Craft Beer Franchise Opportunity

    Lister knew pretty quickly that Voodoo Brewing was the right franchise for her and her skillset, so she set out to get the ball rolling. Our Development Director reached out to provide her with more information, with Lister describing him as, “the most enthusiastic and happy person.” She knew that if someone could love their company that much, it had to be something pretty great. She got a meeting with our CEO, Jake Voelker, and listened to him explain the story of Voodoo Brewing. Jake explained how everything began, something Lister found inspiring, but what really attracted her to Voodoo Brewing was Jake’s personality, with Lister explaining, “He had such a humble and grateful attitude and was so helpful with answering my tons of questions. I felt so comfortable and energized to move forward with success!”

    Our first step for all new Franchise Owners is to go through Voodoo Discovery Day. Unfortunately, Lister couldn’t get the full experience due to COVID, and had to have her Discovery Day virtually; however, she still feels it was an amazing experience, pointing out how Voodoo Brewing went “above and beyond” to make her virtual experience exactly what she needed. Seeing how hard we worked to make her get to know us better in the middle of the pandemic solidified her feelings that she was right where she should be. After all, as someone who has worked hard their entire life, she wanted and deserved a franchise that worked as hard she did. Ultimately, she knew she could build something she was proud of with Voodoo while reaping the benefits of our amazing support structure.

    Sarah’s Road to Craft Beer Franchise Success

    The primary thing Lister finds helpful in her journey to success is our team. With a wealth of knowledge and a strong dedication to treating everyone like family, she believes the Voodoo Brewing team is prime to her success. As someone who was worked in the restaurant industry since she was 14 years old, Sarah knows exactly how cutthroat the business can be; however, she didn’t get any of those vibes from Voodoo Brewing, pointing out how we are supportive and go above and beyond to be helpful throughout the process, including receiving guidance from her fellow Franchise Owners. The other great part of the team? Our corporate employees, with Lister saying they sold her on the Voodoo Life due to each one being “amazing” and taking the time to teach, guide, and prepare her for becoming a Franchise Owner. Lister believes that with our team, network, and the awesome beer and food that can only be found at Voodoo craft beer franchise locations, she can build a successful business and be proud of the accomplishments that Voodoo facilitates for her. If that’s not a glowing review, we don’t know what is!

     

    Craft Beer Franchise Owner Sarah Lister

    Finally, Lister has some advice for those looking to become a potential Voodoo Franchise Owner, saying, “Be patient, ask questions, be open-minded, and be willing to learn! It’s a great group of people at Voodoo and the experience will be so rewarding!” Not to toot our own horn, but we couldn’t agree more. We want all of our Franchise Owners to succeed, and believe us when we say we’ve dealt with everything you can imagine. With Voodoo on your side, you get not only great products your customers will love, but you also get a great team that’s dedicated to helping you succeed.

    We would love to welcome you to the Voodoo Family, so get on board with the fastest-growing craft beer franchise in the nation. Want to learn more? Please visit our website by clicking here, and let’s get you initiated into the Voodoo Brewing Co. family ASAP.

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      Die-Hard Beer Fans Join the Voodoo Craft Beer Franchise Tribe!

      Die-Hard Beer Fans Join the Voodoo Craft Beer Franchise Tribe!

      Die-Hard Beer Fans Join the Voodoo Craft Beer Franchise Tribe!

       

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      Meet Mike and Amy Hitchcock

      Hey, current and potential Voodoo Franchise Owners, help us give a big warm welcome to the newest members of our Voodoo Tribe: Mike and Amy Hitchcock!!

      Mike and Amy have been long-time die-hard craft beer fans and thanks to Voodoo Brewing Co., their dream of owning their own brewery is finally coming true.

      They spotted the incredible opportunity to open a full-service craft beer franchise in their hometown of Reno, Nevada with minimum investment, and you can too! Find out what made Mike and Amy choose Voodoo as their ideal franchise opportunity and why they feel Voodoo stands out among the rest in terms of quality, ease of operations, and of course, care. 

      One of the things that set Voodoo apart from other cookie-cutter franchises is that we continue to put the utmost care and love into every inch of our operations. Why? Because we ACTUALLY CARE about producing the world’s greatest tasting liquid and those who drink it. We love our fans like we love our family, because to us, they are what helped us build this company from the ground up. 

      Back to Mike and Amy, let’s take a look into their background and why Voodoo was the perfect fit to help them live their dreams and conquer their best life.

      Where It Started for Mike and Amy


      Mike and Amy first met at a bar in 2011 (remember when people used to meet in real life before dating apps?) and have been happily married for 6 years. They’ve always bonded over their shared love of craft beer and have spent much of their relationship traveling to different cities to experience the local craft beer selection. 

      So, they’ve been in the know about Voodoo for a while, and were completely psyched to find out they could own a Voodoo brewpub in their community- all without brewing a single beer themselves. 

      Mike says he didn’t seriously consider the Voodoo craft beer franchise opportunity as a real option until he started looking into the planning to build his own bar or restaurant. As you can imagine, he ran into some major roadblocks, as starting an independently-owned bar or restaurant can be a huge undertaking. 

      He recalls, “I had no idea breweries even did franchises so when I saw that there was an opportunity to join a franchise that does the brewing and has the blueprint for success, I was all about it.”

      Well Mike, we’re sure glad you did! And we’re so glad to have you aboard the Voodoo train, heading west!

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      Restaurant Experience Not Necessary 

      A question we get asked all the time is “do I need to know how to operate a bar or restaurant? I’ve never worked in the service industry before.” And the answer is a big resounding NOOO

      Sure, it helps to understand what your employees are going through during a rush but if you have a little empathy and a “roll up your sleeves” attitude, you’ll be just fine. 

      Mike and Amy didn’t have any restaurant experience at all, other than spending a lot of time in them as patrons and loving the atmosphere enough to want to make it their passion. 

      Mike is a grant writer for major universities and Amy is a practiced pediatric oncology nurse, which is probably about as far off from the restaurant and food industry as it gets. But guess what? Mike and Amy are truly equipped to be successful in their Voodoo craft beer franchise because they have what it takes to make their brewpub something special in their community.

      Perks of the Voodoo Business Model

      Here’s what Mike and Amy named as their top perk points in Voodoo’s business model: 

      -Streamlined operations with counter service

      -Off-site brewing (fewer headaches, just as much fun!) 

      -Access to an executive chef! (We agree – Chef Nate is the BOMB!) 

      -Free Voodoo beers at the Voodoo Discovery Day! Yay!

      These perks are such a brief overview of the many incentives that Voodoo has to offer. Our Franchise Owners value the opportunity to become part of a unique team that truly cares about their members and knowing the Voodoo tribe always has their back- while still getting to OWN their location, in terms of making it unlike any other Voodoo brewpub around.

      You’ll have control and creativity while being supported and surrounded by your Voodoo Family! For our craft beer Franchise Owners, it just doesn’t get much better than that.

      Taking the Plunge

      Once they got a feel for how Voodoo operations work and requested information about the Franchise Opportunities, Mike and Amy were ecstatic to put their years of ideas into motion. 

      Mike offers some excellent insight about taking the plunge and what being a part of Voodoo is all about, Be all in! I know for some people franchises are all about ROI and investment, but to me, this whole experience is about passion and wanting to be part of the Voodoo family.”

      We couldn’t agree more, Mike. Here at Voodoo, we truly believe that it’s all about doing what you love and letting the profits follow. We put our heart into each crafted beer, marketing campaign, and of course, the day-to-day operations of our Voodoo Brewing Co. locations. Because at the end of the day, if you can’t love what you do, it’s not worth doing at all.

      Voodoo craft brewery franchise is fun!

      Want to be the next to bring a Voodoo craft beer franchise to your city? Here’s how

      If you want to take your love of craft beer to the next level by owning your very own brewpub without the hassle of having to become a Master Brewer yourself, Voodoo Brewing Co. may be the ticket to your dreams. 

      Why wait to build your future? The time to invest in an established brand with your best intentions in mind is now. Voodoo Franchise Owners are treated like family within the Voodoo Brewing Tribe and we never turn our back on family (Just like the never-ending saga of The Fast and the Furious – Voodoo is FOREVER!)

      Opportunity is Knocking…. Let It In!

      Don’t let another day go by without finding out if you’re a good fit for owning a craft beer franchise in your community. Complete the form below to let us know a little bit more about you and see if you pre-qualify for our Franchise Discovery Process.

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        8 Reasons Why You (Yes, YOU) Should Own a Voodoo Beer Franchise

        8 Reasons Why You (Yes, YOU) Should Own a Voodoo Beer Franchise

        8 Reasons Why You (Yes, YOU) Should Own a Voodoo Beer Franchise

        Are you considering investing in the opportunity of a lifetime with Voodoo?

        Seriously, this could change your life forever. Luckily at Voodoo, we are like one big family and we cannot wait to welcome you in. We are here at every step of the process and with our focus on transparency and a win/win attitude, we have seen tons of success from our newly joined Franchise Owners. 

        While we don’t want to twist your arm too much, there are several benefits and perks to joining the Voodoo Franchise Owner community (and it’s not just the extra cool points for owning your own bar). We make owning your own franchise simple with our streamlined process and stripped-down business model. 

        Our goal is simple: serve amazing food/beer/cocktails and keep our guests feeling right at home! We love what we do, and we can’t wait to show you how great it can be to own your own Voodoo Brewing franchise.

        Are you looking for less B.S. in your career and more fun in your own life? Are you at the point where you are ready to make a fortune for yourself and not anyone else? Do you have big financial goals but don’t want to have to sell your soul to reach them?

        Let’s get started. Here are reasons why you (yes YOU) should own a Voodoo beer franchise:

        1. No Brewing Knowledge Required

        What’s the hardest part of owning your own brewery? Brewing the beer! We’ve taken that part completely out of the equation for you so all you have to do is receive the delightful liquid and serve it! This leaves you available to focus on more important things – like making a huge profit! 

         

        2. Make it Your Own!

        We know everybody says this, but for us it’s true- we’re not like the boring cookie-cutter franchises that make every single property look and feel exactly the same. We’re a cool franchise (more of an “anti-franchise,” really) and we’re here to tell you that we want to celebrate what makes your community unique!

        In fact, check out this mural we commissioned at our Homestead location in Pennsylvania. We encourage our franchise owners to make their location their own with art and other community memorabilia.

        3. It’s Actually Affordable

        Many people don’t realize that it’s actually much more cost-effective to invest in a franchise than attempting to start a business on your own. The years of start-up that it takes to establish a brand can literally drain you dry financially.

        Voodoo Brewing Co. franchise opportunities are 25% less expensive than our leading competitors. In fact, many of our Franchise Owners have done it for shockingly low costs. Which leads us to our next point… 

        4. Post-Pandemic Real Estate

        While it is heartbreaking that many restaurants and bars went out of business during the COVID-19 shutdowns, it’s the perfect time for you to scoop up that vacant real estate.

        If you can find a pub or bar that has been recently put on the market in your area, you may be able to get a lump deal with the equipment needed to run a pub included.

        Our real estate experts are here to guide you to the ideal type of real estate that works well for Voodoo brewpubs and also the best way to make your investment count when it comes to purchasing real estate, which is the bulk of your investment. If you can cut costs at this juncture, you can lower your initial investment significantly.

        5. Support from Voodoo HQ

        When you invest in a Voodoo franchise opportunity, you are welcomed into a community of experts who are there to help you start off a success. With the amount of support from Voodoo HQ, you’ll never feel like you’re on your own until you’re ready to be. 

        We offer full support training, real estate consultation, menu creation support, and marketing help. Also, you’ll have Curt, our mad-scientist brewer there behind the scenes creating the beer we all know and love.

        6. Award-Winning Product

        We’ve been brewing fantastic beer for over a decade and have gained quite the reputation for having amazing beer. We’ve even won a few awards (well, more than a few). Check out our digital trophy room here. 

        We’re consistently recognized as one of the top 50 breweries in the world. Don’t you want to be a part of that? (That’s a rhetorical question.)

        7. Pub Menu Curated Just for You

        Our Culinary Director and Executive Chef Nate Cillo has curated a menu just for your locations and your community. Also, he incorporates Voodoo beer into as many dishes as possible for unique flavors that your customers won’t find anywhere else! Nate works with you to determine the best possible menu for your space and your community and incorporates as many local ingredients as possible.

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        8. Badass Established Brand

        Not to toot our own horn too much, but people know us and they love us. We’ve made quite the name for ourselves over the last decade traveling around to different beer festivals across the country and even internationally. That’s why our brand has become known throughout different parts of the country, not just in our home region near PA. 

        Our brand has 40K followers across all of its channels and we are steadily growing by the day. You won’t have to deal with establishing your brand or expensive marketing with Voodoo franchises, we’ve already done the groundwork for you!

        Bonus reason: Not to mention we take the headaches out of operating a brewpub with our European Beer Hall-inspired method of service. All orders are placed and picked up from a counter, which gives your staff some flexibility in service and keeps them available for helping all customers. 

        Well, what are you waiting for? Fill out this info form to see if you’ve got what it takes to become a Voodoo Brewing Co. Franchise Owner! We are selective about who we want in our family and we want to make sure we are all on the same page about serving amazing beer and having fun while doing it. 

        Cheers!

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          More Than Just a Beer Franchise-Check Out the Voodoo Menu!

          More Than Just a Beer Franchise-Check Out the Voodoo Menu!

          More Than Just (The World’s Best) Beer- Take a Look at Our Eclectic Chef-Inspired Menu

          At Voodoo Brewing Company, we do more than just serve world-class award-winning beer, we also serve an eclectic and dank pub-style menu. These menus are designed and imagined by our Executive Chef Nate Cillo with your community in mind. He incorporates local ingredients and Voodoo beer into as many familiar pub offerings as possible. He works with you to create new twists on classics, such as the tenderloin crostinis and deep-fried pickles made with good vibes beer batter that are available exclusively at our Erie, PA brewpub location. 

          Voodoo brewpubs double as a casual-dining restaurant where patrons order and pick up food from a counter modeled after the widely successful European beer halls. This allows our Franchise Owners to operate with a lean staff of about 6 employees, which means you’ll maximize your return on investment more quickly. Maximize your revenue by serving dank and one-of-a-kind food options alongside some of the world’s greatest beer! This ain’t your run-of-the-mill bar food, people, these are eclectic, curated selections from the one and only Nate Cillo. 

          Check out this video below to capture some of Nate’s passion and creativity in designing menus that are easy to execute and complement the flavors of your city.

          At Voodoo, we are all about simplicity. We want to keep our customers happy and have fun. That’s it. Everything else is based on that ethos. Great beer and good times. While representing your community and providing a fun and comfortable atmosphere where people can simply hang out. 

          That’s why we create our brewpub menus with the same ethos in mind: incorporate our world-class beer as much as possible and keep it simple. Our menus are designed with you in mind, we make sure that you will be able to execute these menu items flawlessly, time and again. 

          Just as we take the heavy lifting out of brewing our award-winning beer for you, Nate sets up the menu with very little overhead and headaches. Simple, yet eclectic and delicious gastropub-style food that is easy to prepare and execute? Sounds like a fast track to more revenue and more fun!  

          Here are some really exciting things you should know about our food at Voodoo Brewing Co.:

           

          Each Voodoo menu is different with local fan-favorites and curated options for your community

          After you work through the Discovery process of earning your Voodoo Brewing company, and you’re on your way to opening your new Voodoo location, Nate comes in and discusses what type of menu would be best for your location. He takes many factors into consideration such as the local favorites, fresh seasonal items, and the size of your kitchen. No matter what, Nate always makes sure that your menu represents your community and that you will always be able to execute it flawlessly. Enjoy specialty local dishes available only to your location! 

          Nate tests the menu items himself before introducing them to your menu and says his favorite part is “incorporating the beer into the food items”. Needless to say, every item crafted at Voodoo Brewing Co. is made with love and a ton of care. We’re proud of every item we serve from the liquid to the food and we want to make sure that’s represented in everything we do.

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          Lean, Mean, Voodoo Machine 

          Here at Voodoo Brewing Co., we’re all about thinking outside of the box. We don’t want to do things the “normal” way. With our lean employee structure, we create both a tight-knit and effective workforce environment. 

          Our culture is about fun and great hospitality, and your employees will enjoy working in a place where both the food and drinks are top-notch and award-winning. Our European beer hall-style service frees up your team to interact with the customers and keep satisfaction at an all-time high. 

          Also, you won’t have to worry as much about the nationwide service industry staffing shortage due to the COVID-19 pandemic because you’ll need fewer employees to operate successfully. It’s a win/win for everyone. Keep your doors open and profits high with an easy-to-operate, yet effective, style of service. See? Everyone’s happy. 

          The ‘Foodoo’ Truck 

          Now we wanna put a disclaimer out there that the Foodoo Truck is currently only available at our OG Meadville, PA location. BUT… this is an example that the possibilities at Voodoo Brewing Company are endless. The sky is truly the limit, and if you can dream it – we are here to help facilitate it. 

          Our Foodoo Truck is part of a coalition to bring more community-focused events and spread brand awareness for the entire Voodoo Brewing brand. And though this Foodoo truck only currently operates near our HQ, this is another reason why Voodoo Brewing stands apart from the rest. We are constantly innovating and working on growing our brand globally. 

          After all, this is how we grew our name to be what it is, by attending beer and food festivals and hosting community events. We’re proud of the liquid and food we serve and believe that everyone should get to enjoy Voodoo products in their community.

          Our Dank + Eclectic, Yet Familiar, Food 

          Our mouth is watering just thinking about some of the dank selections available at Voodoo brewpubs. There’s just something about bar food that complements so perfectly, and when it’s done this well, that’s certainly something to write home about. Seriously, you won’t be able to stop talking about how great the food AND beer are. 

          Here are some of our favorite examples of awesome menu items available at various Voodoo locations:

          Meadville Beer Mussels: Available in 1 or 3 lbs, and 3 types, black pepper and garlic with Killapilz, chorizo and lime with good vibes, and blue cheese & bacon with Wynona’s Big Brown Ale

          New Ken Chili Nachos: Tortilla chips smothered in house-made chili topped with shredded cheddar cheese, black olives, jalapeno peppers, and drizzled with a lime creme garnished with cilantro

          Homestead’s Pastrami Rueben: Housemade bacon and beer-braised kraut. Pastrami, swiss cheese, and housemade Thousand Island dressing, served on rye

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          As you can see, Nate spares no end when it comes to creatively designing a menu that works for your space and your community. Using fresh ingredients and making as many items in-house as possible, while also taking the heavy lifting out of preparation and execution. These items are simple to prepare and keep your customers coming back with delicious fan favorites. 

          For more inspiration on menu items check out our full list of locations and see that the menus are varied by your community’s needs and your space. Check out the Voodoo Brewing Company menus here. 

          If this sounds like the Franchise Opportunity for you, it just might be! Check out our ethos and mission for Voodoo Brewing Co. What are you waiting for? This might just be the opportunity that changes your life. Fill out a Discovery Questionnaire here if you believe you’ll be a great fit to Voodoo, want to make profits, have a ton of fun, oh and aren’t a total a***hole. 

          We treat our Franchise Owners like family here at Voodoo Brewing Company, and we hope to see you around the table sometime soon. Cheers!

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            Got Beer Franchise Questions? We’ve Got Beer Franchise Answers!

            Got Beer Franchise Questions? We’ve Got Beer Franchise Answers!

            Voodoo 101: Get your burning questions answered in our new beer franchise overview video!


            Still on the fence about spending yet another year at the same corporate job? If you think launching a career with a beer franchise and owning a business that is actually fun sounds too good to be true, you’re definitely going to want to watch this video.

            Sit back and let the soothing sound of Voodoo Chairman AND Denver, CO Franchise Owner Brent Dowling’s magical Aussie accent tell you everything you need to know about a beer franchise that can only be described as “one-of-a-kind.” Check it out here:

            Just in case you’re stuck in your cubicle and unable to watch videos with sound without the office tattletale snitching on you (thanks a lot, Chad!), here’s a transcript of the video so you don’t miss a single thing (except, sadly, Brent’s accent.)

            Hey there! I’m Brent Dowling of Voodoo Brewing Company! Congrats on taking the first step towards earning your craft brewery business.

            Let’s start with you, I’m gonna take a guess that you’re reading this today because the monotony of corporate life has worn you down. Maybe you’ve reached a point where you are ready to make a fortune for yourself and not for anyone else. Or, if you’re anything like me, you have some big financial goals but you don’t want to feel like you have to sell your soul to get them. 

            You simply want less BS in your career and more fun in your life. That’s what led me and most of our Franchise Owners to Voodoo Brewing Company. In this video, we’re going to provide you with the info you need to understand if you fit the tribe of Franchise Owners that we’re building here.

            We’re going to talk about why now is a great time to open a brewpub, how you can make a really solid return on your investment, show you why Voodoo is the best and most fun franchise opportunity available, and also explain how our model makes owning a pub super simple for you. And of course, talk about our award-winning beer. 

            Ever since the founding Voodoo crew opened our first location, they knew they were onto something big. It seemed the whole town of Meadville, Pennsylvania had turned out. With a crowd of people literally coming out the doors of this new pub. 

            Matteo, our CEO, and Jake, our president, and all the employees and Owners of Voodoo have spent the last 15 years testing and perfecting our products and business model, quietly creating a cult-like following for our beers and food in the background. And now in 2021, we believe it’s finally the perfect time to finally unleash Voodoo across the country. 

            I, for one, am buying into the hype and possibilities ahead. I’ve developed over 30 franchise concepts over the last decade including brands like Jamba Juice and Famous Dave’s. And the truth is, Voodoo Brewing is the first brand that I’ve personally invested into as a Franchise Owner.  I’ll share the magic I see in the future of this brand and this model as we continue to go along here. 

            But before you can decide whether the Voodoo business model fits into your vision for franchise ownership,  let’s start with some insight into the craft brewing, restaurant, and bar industries, since Voodoo fits into all 3!

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            People Really Love Craft Beer

            It’s not breaking news that people love beer. But do you know how much they love it? The craft beer industry is currently valued at $33.3 billion per year. And is anticipated to grow by around 15% over the next five years. Americans consume more than half of the beer in the entire world. Additionally, the restaurant industry stands to make a major comeback this year. 

            While people might be hesitant about buying into the food and beverage industry, the fact is, that the average American is beyond pumped to get out there and be social again. We believe that the entrepreneurs who recognize this now are likely to capitalize on a level of restaurant and bar profitability that’s unlike anything we’ve seen in recent history.

            Why Voodoo? 

            So by now, you might be thinking, “Okay Brent, it’s an excellent time to open a brewpub. But why Voodoo?” Let me tell you the biggest reason, you’ll earn a world-class brewery without any of the brewing. Brewing is an incredibly complex process. Matteo and our master brewer Kurt have clocked thousands of hours over the last 15 years in the endless pursuit of crafting some of the world’s best liquid. 

            As a new Franchise Owner, you’ll avoid all the blood sweat, and tears here. We give you the opportunity to serve world-class brewed by one of the best brewing teams in the country. It’s always been about the liquid for us, our product team puts some insane amount of care into crafting some of the finest beers on the planet. And we’ve got the awards and reputation to prove it.

            A Bad-Ass Established Brand

            Winning numerous awards, participating in international beer festivals, and a combined 40K followers on Facebook and Instagram has earned Voodoo Brewing a strong brand reputation. We’ve built a following of raving fans who enjoy our beer and food, wear our threads, and spread positive vibes about us everywhere they go. 

            In line with keeping everything as simple as possible, you’ll also get to serve ridiculously good food without having to stress over the menu or worry about the expense of wait staff, since everything is ordered at the bar.

            A Stellar Pub Menu – Curated for Your Community

            Our eclectic pub food is familiar, but it’s also completely different than what everyone else serves. Culinary Director and Executive Chef, Nate, creates and curates the dishes and incorporates Voodoo beer in them whenever possible. He will work with you to determine the best menu for your space and community, and incorporate as many of the local options as possible.

            Here’s a few more reasons as to why you’re going to love your new Voodoo beer franchise business:

            1 ) You’ll immediately get a brand with global support

            Voodoo boasts a cult-like following around the world. While we don’t have any international locations, we are present at the top-tier international beer festivals. This recognition has led us to be considered a top 50 brewery. Which gives our franchise not only bragging rights but also credibility in the industry. 

            2 ) The model takes virtually all of the headaches out of owning a pub but leaves all the fun!

            Just like a European beer hall, at Voodoo, customers order and pick up food and drinks from a counter. This allows beer Franchise Owners to run a brewpub with a lean staff of around six employees. As we all know, the fewer the employees, the fewer the headaches. And the increased ability for our earners to maximize their ROI. 

            3 ) This ain’t no cookie-cutter, soul-crushing franchise. (Quite the opposite actually.) 

            For all the consistency and simplicity, one of the best parts of earning a Voodoo Brewing Co. beer franchise is the flexibility to really make it your own. We give you the freedom, and encouragement, to incorporate elements of your local community into your space. From decorations to additional craft beer and spirits offerings, to the food that’s served, there’s a chance to take everything you love about your town and incorporate it into your new overall feel. 

            4 ) We brew for YOU!

            Our resident beer wizards work tirelessly to perfect some of the best-tasting craft beer in the world and ship it to your location. All you do is sell it, and take the credit as the hero who provides the liquid gold to your community.

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            Our Costs are ¼ of our Closest Competitor 

            A lot of folks who apply to Voodoo make one mistake: they overestimate the cost to open their own voodoo brewing company franchise. Many folks assume that owning a world-class pub may cost over a million dollars or more. 

            But they’re wrong. We’re able to keep investment costs far more affordable than this. 

            In fact, one of our newest owners in Pennsylvania converted an old bar and opened up their Voodoo brewpub location for a total investment of around $150K, all in. Our investment is a quarter of the cost of our closest competitors. Here’s the investment range: $293,750 – $671,500. 

            The total investment includes various real estate and construction costs, including permits, liquor licensing, fixtures, signage, furniture, kitchen equipment, the list goes on, training expenses, advertising, marketing expenses, technology equipment, software, initial food and beverage inventory, and a whole list of other things that come with opening your brewpub. 

            As you go through the Discovery Process, you’ll see how our business model leads to lower overhead and quicker returns than the competition.

            Supportive AF 

            One of the best things about earning a voodoo franchise is the level of support you’ll receive from Matt, Jake, Taco Cat, and the rest of the support squad here at Voodoo. Once you’re in our tribe, you’re one of us, we’ll take care of you like family from day one. 

            Here’s what you can expect from your support team as a Voodoo Brewing Franchise Owner:
            • Training: You’ll get 6.5 hours of classroom training and 60 hours of on-the-job practice to prepare you for opening the doors of your own brewpub.
            • Real Estate and Construction: We know what type of location works and how to get it built as affordably as possible. We’ll be there with you every step of the way.
            • Menu Creation Support: Nate will help you build an easy-to-execute mouth-watering localized menu and help keep things cranking in the kitchen
            • Marketing Support: We’ll provide creative marketing support like pub events to drive revenue and generate serious buzz.

            Curt (the Mad Scientist Brewer)

            Curt is one of the top master brewers of the world. Curt is behind the scenes working his mad scientist magic with his team to brew your beer and deliver it to you every week.

            One of Us! One of Us!

            It’s important to note that we don’t award franchises to just anyone. We’re looking for a special connection and a magical spark that shows us that something amazing is about to happen. 

            Here’s some characteristics you should have as a candidate for Voodoo Franchise Owner: 

            • You should be a craft beer lover
            • You should be community-minded and ready to be the new hero in your hometown
            • You should be someone who works hard but also knows how to have some fun
            • You should not be a **** (you can guess what we mean here)

            Does This Sound Like You? Want to Learn More?

            Now if you think you fit this description, you might just be Voodoo Franchise Owner material! So if you think you might match our culture, I invite you to complete a brief 5-minute questionnaire so we can learn a bit more about each other and start to see if you qualify to earn a Voodoo brewing franchise.

             There’s no cost and no obligation for either of us. Just a quick way to help us both to understand if the partnership makes sense at this initial stage. 

            Keep in mind that we do have some financial requirements for our prospective owners. We ask that our candidates come to us with a minimum of 150k in liquid capital and a minimum net worth of 350,000. In order to qualify to begin our process. 

            Once you complete the questionnaire and get approved as a qualified applicant to start on our Discovery Process…well, that’s when the real fun begins! 

            We will start sending you a bunch of franchise information that’s not made publicly available including our Franchise Disclosure Document, the opportunity to speak with our franchise owners about how their businesses are performing, and potentially an invitation to visit us at our Voodoo Brewing Company HQ in Meadville, Pennsylvania for a Discovery Day. 

            Good luck filling out that questionnaire, I hope you qualify. I hope to sit down and share a beer with you soon. Cheers!

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