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Franchise opportunities for people who hate Franchises

Franchise opportunities for people who hate Franchises

Franchise opportunities for people who hate Franchises

Look, we get it. Franchises aren’t for everyone. They come with a range of new responsibilities that aren’t always the easiest to deal with, especially if you aren’t passionate about the business or business model.

Voodoo Brewing Co - Matteo CEO Voodoo Brewing Co

Look, we get it. Franchises aren’t for everyone. They come with a range of new responsibilities that aren’t always the easiest to deal with, especially if you aren’t passionate about the business or business model.

Of course, that’s until you’ve been introduced to the brewery franchise opportunities that Voodoo Brewing Co. has to offer. 

Voodoo Brewing is for individuals who hate franchises but want to have and grow their own businesses. It’s for the ones who love a cold glass of beer but don’t necessarily want to brew it themselves. Or, to put things simply: it’s for the bold beer lovers: who are ready for their next adventure. 

You may not think a franchise is for you, but that’s just because you haven’t found the right beer franchise for sale to change your mind.

If you aren’t sure if brewery franchise opportunities are right for you, here are a few reasons you should reconsider and choose Voodoo.

Quality beer

Let’s cut to the chase: our beer is damn good, and we’re damn proud to share it with you. With one sip, you’ll experience firsthand how great it is, and you’ll be excited to share it with everyone you know. The best part is: that you don’t even need to brew it!  We ship all of our award-winning beer directly to our franchise owners. Everything is taken care of by us, to ensure you can provide the same high-quality taste to your community.

Get the support you need

Opening your franchise is a lot like starting your own business. However, with Voodoo, you get access to an unreal support system that will help you every step of the way. The franchisers will provide you with all of the training and support you need to succeed and build the brand. You’ll get support for everything from establishing your brand to the sales and marketing of your location. You name it: you got it.

Voodoo craft brewery franchise is fun!

Never worry about corporate rules

Look, safety is important. However, there is no need to put any other corporate rules in place that aren’t regarding human safety. We’re different from those other franchises. We believe every Voodoo Brewing franchise is an extension of our company and deserves to stake its independence, explore creativity, and most importantly: have fun. When you partner with us, you never need to worry about corporate rules, only the safety of the individuals that work for you and visit your brewery. 

Say goodbye to the 9-5

Our beer franchise for sale is more than just a badass business model, it’s a lifestyle that is sure to enhance your life, not take away from it. That means you don’t need to work a 9-5 to be a successful franchise owner. With our resources, beer, and a little bit of motivation: you can do whatever you want with our business model. How cool is that?

Take the glory

Name one thing better than a great pint of beer. Don’t worry… we’ll wait. The truth is: Beer makes people happy! If you can deliver a high-quality taste to your hometown, you’ll be a hometown hero in our books. With our brewery franchise opportunities, you’ll be able to do more than just pursue your passion for owning a business. You’ll be able to make everyone in your community happy and provide them with one of the most refreshing glasses of beer they’ve ever had. What more could you ask for?

The better and easier investment

We don’t like to talk numbers, so we’ll try to keep things simple and straight to the point. With Voodoo Brewing Co., the time and money you put into your investment are minimal, accessible, and exclusive. Almost everything you need to get started is included in the initial investment. 

There aren’t any hidden fees you need to know about, and we don’t stop there. If we can help you make connections for local tap lines, a plumber, or gas: we got you! We want you to succeed more than anything, so it’s our mission to make the costs as low as possible, so you can increase your profits.

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Minimal equipment

Some franchises really want you to be doing the most. With Voodoo Brewing Co., we only want you to do the minimum. That means you only need the minimum amount of equipment for your brewery. You won’t need to worry about big deep fryers or other expensive restaurant equipment. People come to you for one thing! So let’s keep things simple and focus on the true star of the show: our beer.

Express your individuality

We believe every location should have some individuality. If every Voodoo Brewery looked the same, what would be the fun in that? With more money in your pocket from the easy investment, you can invest more money into making your location your own. Make it cool and make it your own: we won’t be breathing down your next about any of that! We actually might end up just being jealous of how great your franchise location looks compared to ours!

Ready to get started?

Our beer franchise for sale is different from the others on the market. Voodoo Brewing Co is fun and unique. It provides an opportunity for you to connect with individuals: on a beer level. You’ll be a hometown hero: who doesn’t need to play by any corporate rules or worry about sacrificing your individuality to own a brewery you can be proud of. 

If you still hate the idea of franchises… Well, we tried right? But if you are even slightly convinced this might be a great choice for you, what are you waiting for? Let’s put your entrepreneur skills to the test and give Voodoo a chance. Request more info today to learn more.

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    Franchise Owner Michael Dapolite

    Franchise Owner Michael Dapolite

    Meet New Franchise Owner Michael Dapolite

    Meet Mike Dapolite, one of our newest Voodoo brewing franchise owners. He recently opened a location in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome him to the Voodoo family.

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    Mike has a degree in Business Management and has always had the itch to own a business of his own. He’s had some franchise experience in the past but was really searching for a positive atmosphere where he and his future employees can thrive. Outside of work, Mike enjoys anything and everything outside. From hiking and fishing to camping and quading: you name it!

    We knew Mike was adventurous and was ready to start his next adventure with brewery franchise opportunities with Voodoo Brewing Co.!

    From Baked Goods to Brews

    Mike Dapolite spent 19 years of his career with George Weston Bakeries as the Regional Sales Manager. After that, he spent 11 years as the Director of Operations for the City of Danbury Housing Authority. He’s not new to the franchise lifestyle: He’s previously owned several small businesses and one franchise. Now, he’s on to his newest adventure: starting his very own Voodoo Brewing.

    “I have been a part-time entrepreneur for about 30 years. I have decided to find a business that I would truly enjoy working at every day and do it full time,” Mike said when we asked him why he wanted to become an entrepreneur. 

    Why he chose Voodoo Brewing Co.

    Mike had been searching for a business to start or purchase that he would enjoy working at. He didn’t want just any ol’ business. He wanted a business he was passionate about. One he would enjoy working at, express his individuality, and create an unreal experience for his customers. He no longer wanted to be the part-time entrepreneur he had been for 30 years. He was ready to take the plunge and turn his passions and motivations into a full-time career.

    That’s where our Voodoo business model comes in. Our business model is unlike any other franchise you’ve ever seen. It’s crafted with the franchise owners in mind, with an “anti-franchise” mindset and tight operations. The Voodoo business model attracted Mike to learn more. He mentioned to us, “I believe that the personal interests of the company-owned employees will be an extremely valuable asset, and they pass along their experience and expertise to help get you started in the right direction.” 

    Mike then went on to say, “I believe most Franchises see you as a number and not a person. I believe Voodoo treats you like you are part of a team.” By this point, we knew Mike Dapolite was going to be a great addition to the franchise.

    Voodoo beer franchise executive chef Nate Cillo

    Discovering Voodoo

    We invited Mike to Voodoo Discovery Day. Where he got to meet the corporate team in person and see the breweries in action. During this time, he was able to connect with everyone on a different level and appreciate the passion we all have for Voodoo. “After Discovery Day is when I realized that I definitely wanted to be a part of this team,” Mike said. And we were happy to have him! Throughout the experience, he was able to connect with all of us on a deeper level and decide for himself if Voodoo Brewing was going to be a good fit. 

    There’s not a doubt in our minds that Mike will go on and be successful. After Discovery Day, we were also able to witness firsthand the passion and drive he has for life. We knew he was a great fit for our anti-franchise business model, and he’d do great things as a franchise owner. 

    Mike is ready to take on the experience and bring delicious brew to Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. With a bit of hard work, dedication, and support from the team at Voodoo, he’ll be able to take his career to new heights. 

    Now It’s Your Turn

    We can’t wait to see Mike’s Voodoo brewpub in action, and neither can he! He looks forward to creating a positive and creative atmosphere for his customers, employees, and himself to enjoy. Mike’s advice to future franchise owners, “Do your research for the area that you would like to open your brewery in and pick your location for business reasons (high volume and the right clients) vs personal reasons (closer to home, etc.)” 

    Now, it’s your turn. If you’re looking for a sign to join Voodoo Brewing Co, this is it. If you’ve always wanted to own a craft beer franchise, we have the perfect opportunity for you. Request more information today to learn more if you’re ready to start looking into a beer franchise for sale.

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      Look Out, Tennessee- A Voodoo Beer Franchise is Coming Your Way!

      Look Out, Tennessee- A Voodoo Beer Franchise is Coming Your Way!

      Leisa and Vinny Leo Launch Voodoo in Tennessee!

      Meet new beer Franchise Owners Leisa and Vinny Leo

      We’re growing again! We are absolutely stoked to be bringing Voodoo to the Volunteer State of Tennessee, and it’s all thanks to our newest beer franchise partners, Leisa and Vinny Leo!

      As a couple with a great passion for craft beer and entrepreneurship, it’s hard to find a better Voodoo beer Franchise Owner fit than the Leos. Leisa and Vinny’s early background in the restaurant industry, along with the experience they’ve gained throughout their professional careers, makes them eager to begin the newest chapter of their lives as co-Owners of Tennessee’s future favorite craft brewpub. Let’s meet the couple who’s set to launch their Voodoo location later this year.

      Who are Vinny and Leisa? Let’s Get Personal

      Leisa and Vinny dated for 3 years before getting married, and have spent the last couple of decades raising their family. In addition to his love of craft beer, Vinny has another interesting hobby as a racquetball player! Vinny’s racquetball career has taken him all over the U.S., competing in tournaments over the years.

      For over two decades, Vinny has honed his professional background in the IT compliance and controls sector within the life science industry. He is looking forward to bringing the unique experience he has acquired to his new role as a Voodoo brewpub Owner!

      Leisa, on the other hand, has been focused on her dedicated career as a CPA after spending close to 15 years in one of the most important roles of all- bringing up a family! Over the past eight years, the former stay-at-home mom has been committed to her accounting role with Deloitte & Touche. In Leisa’s words, opening a Voodoo franchise is a great chance to work with Vinny as her partner both in life and in business, and sees their new venture as a chance to reignite her passion for learning.

      Restaurant Experience…Not Required but ALWAYS a Plus! 

      Most potential Voodoo franchise entrepreneurs ask about the connection between having background experience in running a restaurant and managing a successful beer franchise. The truth is, you don’t necessarily need a background in running a restaurant to manage a Voodoo brewpub. In fact, many of our current Franchise Owners come from different walks of life without a shred of restaurant or bar industry experience prior to Voodoo! However, it never hurts to understand the foodservice and hospitality industry from the inside before investing in a Voodoo brewpub, and the Leos’ previous restaurant experience will go a long way toward their success as Franchise Owners! 

      The couple came into the restaurant industry quite early. They have had multiple roles in several restaurants, which they believe will also help them be successful, smart Voodoo Franchise Owners. Vinny gained immense experience with back-of-house operations, which balances beautifully with Leisa’s time spent working front-of-house in an Italian restaurant. The Leos are confident that they’ll be able to apply their vast knowledge of the inner workings of a restaurant to the successful management of their Voodoo brewpub. Since our simple model eliminates a LOT of the typical headaches of running a bar or restaurant, keeping staff to a minimum with our European beer-hall style of service, Leisa and Vinny will be able to avoid some of the issues they surely remember from their days working at restaurants!

      From Fans to Franchise Owners

      It’s not by sheer coincidence that Leisa and Vinny took the bull by its horns and decided to open a Voodoo brewpub in their community. Before seriously looking into the beer franchise opportunity, the couple was already sold into the spirit and vibe of Voodoo. Beyond their sincere love and appreciation of our award-winning craft beer and delicious, eclectic menu, the two confess that they love the feel and setting that Voodoo brewpubs offer, and appreciate the team spirit inherent within the Voodoo tribe. 

      In fact, when the Leos first began looking at franchise opportunities, the franchise consultant they worked with recommended Voodoo based on Leisa’s interests and personality! We love it when our Franchise Owners’ interests and passions align with Voodoo Brewing Co.’s core values- it’s exactly what we look for in a new franchise investor.

      You Can’t Sell What You Can’t Buy

      At Voodoo, we are keen to advance a culture that’s easy to embrace and one that our Franchise Owners are as proud of as we are. Leisa and Vinny genuinely believe in Voodoo’s unique model that’s strictly customer-centric. Here, customers can move through the entire experience in a carefully structured process that’s highly customer-oriented. Additionally, customers can sit for as long as they wish to catch up and socialize. Leisa and Vinny admit that this is one model they can sell to customers any day. 

      It’s essential for Franchise Owners to love and appreciate a brand as much before investing. With such a passion for the brand and business model, we can’t wait to see the new heights Vinny and Leisa take us to with their Voodoo pub!

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      Blending the Passion with a Business Mindset 

      We believe that integrating passion with business acumen is an essential mix- the “special sauce,” if you will, that makes our pubs different from those cheesy, cookie-cutter bar chains out there. With their real-world business experience and their genuine passion for what Voodoo has to offer its customers, Vinny and Leisa bring this core value to life. According to the couple, one of their greatest inspirations for wanting to own a franchise was having control over the business process. 

      The Leos believe that their passion for craft beer, combined with their desire to be their own boss and run a successful, necessary, and fun establishment like Voodoo, there could never be a better time to invest. Leisa and Vinny enjoy how Voodoo’s model gives them greater control over the decision-making process than they would have with other franchise brands. Franchising with Voodoo also gives them a chance to be more flexible in their operations and create a healthy work-life balance, something that’s still missing in most of the corporate world at large. 

      According to Vinny and Leisa, running a franchise allows them to blend their passion with their entrepreneurship mindset- a combo that’s sure to be rewarding in the long term.

      What Sets Vinny and Leisa Apart?

      At Voodoo, we are always looking for people who would make great value additions to our franchise. Vinny and Leisa bring this to the table. With their beyond-exceptional work ethic, appetite for business ownership, and authentic appreciation and love for the Voodoo model, the Leos ticked all our boxes for ideal franchise candidates, and we were super excited to award them their franchise. Leisa and Vinny have spent many years giving their best to others in the professional world. Now they have the chance to grow their own business doing something they truly love and enjoy every day.

      Want to own a Voodoo beer franchise? (Of course you do- here’s how!)

      When Voodoo was first launched in 2005 in Meadville, PA, no one anticipated that it would one day grow into a beer franchise with locations across the U.S . But here we are; after years of perfecting our model, the Voodoo team is growing steadily, with Franchise Owners creating their own magic at local brewpubs all over the country.  

      With an investment starting at $293,750, owning a Voodoo brewpub is a fraction of the cost of other bar-themed franchise concepts- not to mention 100% less dorky (we have NEVER required our staff to wear pieces of flair, and we never will!)

      Want to know more about your initiation into the Voodoo tribe? Visit our franchise website for more info today.

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        Meet the New COO Of Our Beer Franchise- Tom “Mr. Clean” Harper!

        Meet the New COO Of Our Beer Franchise- Tom “Mr. Clean” Harper!

        Meet our Secret Weapon for Craft Beer Franchise Success: Tom “Mr. Clean” Harper!

        Voodoo Beer Franchise COO Tom Harper

        We know what it takes to create amazing craft brews and put them on tap in badass brewpubs that inspire gathering and conversation, but what does it take to elevate Voodoo as a craft beer franchise? Thanks to our new COO, Tom “Mr. Clean” Harper, we now have an expert in our corner to help us and our Franchise Owners get that liquid gold into pub locations across America! With his decades of experience working with high-profile brands in the franchise industry, Harper is just the man we need to take this thing to the next level!

        From Global Franchising to a World-Class Craft Beer Franchise

        Tom’s prior franchise development work has centered on new market expansions in countries like Poland, Korea, Pacific Islands, Hawaii, Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, New Caledonia, and Vietnam. The idea at this time was to introduce big brands to small markets that were striving to find credibility. Countries that could attract such brands painted a picture of a stable economy and a stable government. Essentially, much of this growth relied on political goodwill. 

        Voodoo is just the latest franchise development adventure for Tom, who has spent years in the food-service franchising industry. His career began in Pepsi Co. before joining the international market with Yum Brands in Europe and Asia. Tom has worked with multiple global franchise companies, including Big Brands, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, Long John Silver’s, KFC, and more. Needless to say, joining an emerging craft beer franchise like Voodoo was a completely different experience from the multi-billion-dollar corporations he’s been instrumental in developing in the past, and he is excited about the new challenges!

        Tom recently took time to share his thoughts concerning the brand’s business approach and his choice to join their team. Prospective Franchise Owners and anyone keen on understanding Voodoo’s business model will gain the motivation they need to help in their journey.

        Joining the Voodoo Crew

        While speaking about his first encounter with the Voodoo Executive Team, Tom mentioned that a recruiter kept calling and insisted that he come to Pennsylvania to try the beer. At first, Tom felt that craft beer would not suffice to lure him from his previous position. When he eventually chose to honor the invite, our Master Brewer, Curt Rachocki,  impressed him with his incredible talent. Voodoo President Jake Voelker and Founder Matteo Rachocki also created a wholesome and enlightening experience for Tom as they eased him into the organization. 

        Voodoo’s unique business model and impressive profitability lured Tom Harper from his adventurous career. Thanks to the innovative pricing and business processes, the craft beer franchise has maintained significant returns. The brand’s scalability was also influential in Tom joining the Voodoo team.  

        Compared to Voodoo’s emerging concept, Harper has previously worked on world-renowned companies that had already attained household-name status. Besides the impressive profit margins that Voodoo has already accomplished, Tom is keen to help the team create a strong brand, and is especially excited to be integral to the creation of a new development strategy for a younger boutique brand.

        “Top corporations usually excel thanks to their organization and discipline. On the other hand, Voodoo has a raw product. At the moment, I’m working with young executives to create a process-oriented approach to running the business,” Tom said regarding his new role. While these initial stages might sound boring, executives will create more time to enhance the brand’s products. 

        Harper is also partnering with organizations such as Sysco, CBRE, construction management experts SFV Services, and Clearlake Financial Corp. to help Voodoo standardize its logistics partnerships. As things stand, Voodoo’s logistics are now scalable nationally. Working on the liquidity of these partnerships will help steady the organization’s operations.

        Working Directly with Franchise Owners

        According to Harper, Voodoo’s Franchise Owners generate most of the ideas he already has concerning the business. The company is gearing all their initiatives towards ensuring that owners get maximum profits from their investments. Besides, Tom is keen on offering operational support to change the franchise’s market value.

        “Many Franchisors can be short-sighted, focusing solely on collecting royalties without considering if their Franchise Owner partners succeed or fail,” Tom said. “I believe that craft beer is where Starbucks was in the ’90s and has the potential to scale and reach a wider market. Most people don’t understand and appreciate it until they try it and discover how perfect it is.”

        Tom also acknowledges the current Voodoo’s leadership team has displayed an attitude that is necessary to help them conquer the restaurant space, and believes that will go a long way toward the beer franchise’s long-term success.

        Challenges of Craft Beer Franchise Development

        “The greatest obstacle I’ll probably face will be to balance between scaling our solutions while remaining cool. Although I cannot resolve all issues, we’ll work through this because Voodoo desires to grow and achieve sustainable brand integrity,” Tom mentioned concerning the challenges he anticipates with his new role. 

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        Keys to Franchise Owner Success

        Tom believes that a successful long-term business partnership between a Franchisor and a Franchise Owner comes down to open, transparent communication and a shared belief in the value proposition a brand offers its customers. 

        “I love healthy debate and people who want to tell me the truth about their businesses,” he mentioned. Tom added that he could form long-term relationships with sincere Franchise Owners who don’t shy from the truth. “Investment banks and private equity people offer a different proposition in terms of relationships. Most of them want to get in for two to three years, flip it on a higher evaluation model, and walk away to the next big thing,” he added.

        Our Beer Franchise Versus Stock Standard Restaurants

        The initial development costs make it easier for prospective Franchise Owners to get into business. Essentially, there’s much less training, inventory, and much more quality of life. Tom insists that Voodoo lets Owners spend more time with clients than managing paperwork. 

        “The profit margins are impressive as beer and alcohol are naturally high margin items. These menu items also represent a significant percentage of our sales and revenue,” Harper mentioned. Although the drinks take center stage, Voodoo’s business model creates room for food, further improving the profit margins. 

        Essentially, Voodoo creates a calming environment that helps clients ease into the franchise.

        If you’ve always thought it would be cool to own a craft brewpub but thought it would be way too hard, it’s time to look at Voodoo! Please visit our Franchise website for more info on bringing Voodoo Brewing Co. to your hometown.

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          The Dos and Don’ts of Opening Your Own Craft Brewpub

          The Dos and Don’ts of Opening Your Own Craft Brewpub

          The Dos and Don’ts of Opening Your Own Craft Brewpub

          Voodoo craft brewery franchise is fun!

          In case you haven’t noticed, there’s been a recent resurgence of craft brewpubs opening up all over the United States, what with people finally wanting to get together in person again with their friends and loved ones. People are saying that craft brewpubs are to the 2020s what coffeehouses were to the 1990s. (OK, WE said that but we’re not wrong- this thing is blowing up, and we’re stoked to be part of it!)

          With the ever-growing popularity of craft beer, it’s no wonder that entrepreneurs are looking to get into this industry. 

          But before you open your brewpub, there are a few things you should know. Entrepreneurs need to know the dos and don’ts of opening a craft brewpub. So whether you’re already in the planning stages or just thinking about it, read on for some valuable information

          The Dos

          Choose the suitable craft brewpub franchise

          When you start a craft brewpub, one of the most important things to consider is what kind of beer you will serve. The craft brewing industry grows every year as more consumers look for high-quality and unique beers made with local ingredients. The Franchise owners and Founders of breweries play an essential role in the success of the craft brewpub business. 

          Customers associate themselves with the Founders of popular brew; thus, the brand you sell in your business is vital. You can choose from an established brand or create your craft brewery by purchasing equipment from breweries. It can be a fun way to get started but requires some knowledge about how brewing works before diving into it headfirst and spending money.

          Have a well-defined business plan

          A well-defined business plan is essential for any new business. The document should outline your goals, strategies, and how you plan on achieving them. It’s also crucial to have a solid financial plan in place so you can estimate your start-up costs and ongoing expenses.

          Creating a craft brewpub can be a very profitable venture, but it’s essential to do your homework before opening up the business. Make sure you research the industry trends and target your marketing efforts towards the right audience. Don’t forget to have a detailed business plan that outlines your goals and strategies.

          Create a unique and inviting space

          When it comes to craft brewpubs, the ambiance is vital. You want your customers to feel comfortable and at home when they walk in the door. It means creating a space that is unique and inviting. It can be helpful to look at other successful craft brewpubs for inspiration and borrow ideas that will work well for your business.

          Some things you may want to consider include:

          • The type of furniture and decor in the pub
          • The lighting scheme
          • Whether or not you will have a bar area
          • What kind of music do you play

          Creating a cozy and welcoming environment is essential for any craft brewpub. Be sure to take your time designing the space and reflect your style.

          Make craft brewpub marketing a priority

          Marketing is essential for any craft brewpub. You want your customers to know about new beer releases and specials, so they will keep coming back again and again. Creating an integrated marketing strategy online (social media) and offline (flyers/postcards) would be best. 

          People can find out when events are happening or what beers are on tap this week at their local craft brewery by following them on Facebook. You may also want to invest in branded merchandise like T-shirts and hats, which effectively generate awareness around businesses while providing value-added items. Merch is not only an awesome extra stream of revenue, but can turn your loyal fans into walking billboards for your pub!

          Give Your Employees a Sense of Ownership

          When it comes to craft brewpubs, the employees are just as important as the owners. After all, they are the ones who will be serving the customers and helping make your business a success. It would be best to create a positive work environment where employees feel special.

          Employees who feel valued and appreciated are more likely to go above and beyond for their job. Showing your appreciation doesn’t have to cost a lot either! A simple thank you or bonus after a busy weekend is often enough to make someone feel appreciated. Bottom line: if your staff is feeling the love, they’ll show up ready to rock and leave the drama at the door!

          Voodoo craft brewery franchise is fun!

          The Don’ts

          Don’t open a craft brewpub without proper licensing

          Opening a craft brewpub is exciting, but it can also be stressful. One of the most important things you need to do before opening your doors for business is get all of the necessary permits and licenses from both federal and state governments, as applicable. The process might take months or even years, so make sure that there is enough space between now and then for everything to come together seamlessly when launching operations. And there’s nothing quite like having The Man show up to shut you down to put a damper on your grand opening. Better safe than sorry!

          Don’t neglect craft brewpub financing options

          Financing is critical when opening a craft brewpub like any other business. You will need to have enough money to cover your initial and ongoing rent, utilities, and inventory. There are various financing options available to small businesses, so be sure to explore all of them before deciding.

          One mistake that many new business owners make is neglecting their finances. Don’t make the same mistake! Make sure you have a solid financial plan in place and line up the necessary funding needed to open your craft brewpub.

          Don’t open your craft brewpub without proper business insurance

          Another mistake that craft brewpub owners make is not having the right insurance for their business. Having craft brewery liability coverage will protect you from potential lawsuits and financial loss if something happens at your establishment. It’s essential to have this type of protection before opening up shop- let’s face it, accidents happen, and you don’t want to be on the wrong end of a catastrophe without the right insurance.

          Craft Beer Franchise owner versus regular row of beers

          Wrapping up

          Owning a craft brewpub can be a highly rewarding and fun experience, but it’s also important to get your ducks in a row before opening your doors. Before you launch your business, you must think about it and be prepared. It’s essential to have good craft beer marketing ideas and invite the space with proper licensing permits. (A little creativity and personality to help your pub stand out from the rest of the pack never hurts either!)

          Make marketing your priority in your pub business. A well-defined business plan also helps craft brewpub owners succeed. It’s essential to have the right insurance before opening up shop because accidents happen.

          Franchising with Voodoo Brewing Co. can help aspiring craft beer entrepreneurs avoid some of the pitfalls of owning a pub– and between us, we can make it a hell of a lot more fun too!

           Visit our franchise website today to learn more about how we can help you open the coolest craft brewpub in town.

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            What’s the Difference Between Craft Beer and Regular Beer?

            What’s the Difference Between Craft Beer and Regular Beer?

            What’s the Difference Between Craft Beer and Regular Beer? 

            Craft Beer Franchise owner versus regular row of beers

            When you’re at the liquor store or supermarket and shopping for a beer to bring home, what kind of beer do you usually go for? Does the design of the bottles pull you in? Or maybe it’s the alcohol content or the style of beer? No matter what you look for as a consumer, your options usually boil down to two types: craft beer and regular beer. 

            Which one will you choose?

            The difference between craft beer and regular beer typically narrows down to the origin of where the beer is made and produced. However, there’s a lot more to the beer than that. From taste to the personal touch, both beers are made differently and have a distinguished taste.

            Whether you’re looking to open a craft beer franchise or just grab some beer after work with a flavorful taste, you’ll want to pay attention to the subtle (and not-so-subtle) differences that make a beer a craft beer.

            Production rate

            Historically, craft beer is made on a smaller scale than regular beer. Craft beer is commonly made at local breweries and is sold and distributed throughout the neighboring cities or states. Since the focus is usually smaller batches, brewers can put more time and effort into crafting a bold, enjoyable taste and unique appearance. In 2020, there were reportedly 8,764 breweries throughout the United States. 

            Fun Fact: Out of those 8,764 breweries, Voodoo Brewing Co. is named one of the top 50 breweries… IN THE WORLD! As if that isn’t enough, we’re the only craft brewery on that list to offer craft beer franchise opportunities in the U.S.

            Regular beer is commonly made to be mass-produced. This means it is usually made with cheaper ingredients to ensure they can keep the overhead costs low. Regular beers can be found in almost any liquor store or grocery store throughout the country. 

            However, just because craft beer is made on a smaller scale, doesn’t mean it’s any less popular! In fact, in 2020 3.3 million barrels of craft beer were produced by breweries in the United States.

            Taste

            The flavor of craft beer is undeniably richer than your everyday regular beer. Since breweries aren’t having to mass-produce their creations, they can put a lot more effort into the recipe, and the taste of the beer is more “crafted” than regular beers.

            Domestic, mass-produced beers are often known for having a watered-down taste. If you’re a true beer lover, this taste doesn’t exactly hit the spot. That’s why regular beer is often served chilled, to help heighten the light, crisp taste and make it more enjoyable.

            Craft beer doesn’t need to be served this cold. In fact, it is usually served around 50 degrees Fahrenheit to help you experience the full, flavorful taste and heighten the flavor to its max capacity.

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            Business structure

            When you go to your local brewery to have a drink, you’re able to have a connection with the brewer behind the taste that you love. The business structure of craft beer is a lot more focused on the individuals crafting your beer. Every beer flavor is designed and prepared with a personal touch! It’s about more than just producing for profit. When it comes to a craft beer franchise, you’re able to dial in the flavor you’re looking for, and provide a flavorful beer for individuals to enjoy.

            Appearance

            The regular beer looks like…well, regular beer! It commonly has a watery, yellow color and doesn’t have much of a head. These beers are often light-bodied and lighter to drink. 

            Craft beer has a lot more personality. It comes in different colors and styles. From stouts to IPAs, each craft beer has a different color and look. They commonly have a full-formed head, bolder taste, and are designed for the beer lover.

            Alcohol percentage

            Regular beer is anywhere from 3-5% alcohol content. Craft beer commonly has a more daring taste and is higher in alcohol percentage. It’s usually somewhere around 7%-9%. However, the world’s strongest beer sits at about 67.5% ABV! 

            No need to worry if you’re a fan of the lighter-tasting beers. Craft beer and craft beer franchises often provide an option that has a lower alcohol content, such as a blonde or golden ale.

            The brewpub experience

            There is something great about going to your favorite craft brewpub after work, ordering an appetizer, and drinking a delicious craft beer. Craft beer provides more than just flavor and artistry, it provides an experience. People get to come together with the ones they love, sit back, relax and enjoy a carefully crafted beer. Better yet, you can order a flight and taste samples to indulge in the full craft beer experience. 

            Of course, you can enjoy your favorite regular beer at home on the couch. Except sometimes it’s nice to not just drink beer but to experience it as well.

            Wrapping up: Craft beer vs regular beer

            So, which one is better?

            That depends on the individual! However, craft beer is undeniably richer in taste, appearance, and alcohol percentage. When you drink craft beer, you’re experiencing the taste that a craft beer franchise or local brewery made with you in mind.

            There is an endless amount of opportunity when it comes to the craft beer industry. In fact, the industry is expected to grow to 190.66 billion by the end of 2027. 

            When it comes to craft beer, the brewers of Voodoo Brewing Co. know what they’re doing and are always looking for passionate, beer-loving individuals to join! 

            We have been crafting premium-quality beer that has been stealing the hearts of craft beer lovers everywhere. We are not only a great craft beer franchise, we’re award-winning and known as one of the best craft beers on the market.

            If you’re a badass entrepreneur who loves and appreciates the value of craft beer, you can inquire about our craft beer franchise options today.

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