NOW THAT YOU’VE RESEARCHED THE REST SEE WHY VOODOO’S THE BEST!
…and much, much less expensive.
Stop the boring, start the pouring.
You CAN DO THIS.
We’ve got your back. All you need is a little support from the best support team in the franchise game.
You want to own your own brewery,
we’re gonna make that a reality.
You want to SELL THE BEST BEER EVER,
and we’re going to brew it for you and ship it to you fresh.
You want to be successful,
And we’ve got the blueprints for success.
SELL BETTER BEER FOR A FRACTION OF THE INVESTMENT
You can own a pub that has world-renowned Voodoo Brewery beer on tap for less than HALF the average brewery or restaurant franchise (or a competing beer franchise).
Required Net Worth
Required Liquid Capital
Less equipment, less cost
(And way less hassle).
You’re probably starting to figure out exactly how much really goes into this all. Brewing beer — especially beer that gets you noticed around the world — is very hard, very expensive work.
Average Microbrewery Investment
Standard Brewery Equipment:
- Bottle or canning lines
- Labeling machines
- Fermentation tanks
- Storage tanks
- Malt mills
- Mash tuns
- Filtration systems
- Brite tanks
- Pumps and valves
- Cellar equipment
Average Restaurant Investment:
Standard Full-Service Restaurant Equipment:
- Commercial ovens
- Large grill
- Gas/electric range
- Large ventilation systems
- Food processors
- Floor mixers
- Prep counter
- Blast freezers
- Refrigeration systems
- Cooking equipment (pots, pans, etc.)
- Deep fryers
- Steam tables
Sell Some of the Best-Tasting
Craft Beer in America
Why Voodoo is a Better (and Easier) Investment:
Almost everything you need for your Voodoo is included in the initial investment
We look for existing connections — gas, plumbing, beer and tap lines, etc. to keep costs as low as possible.
No deep fryers, and no big, expensive restaurant or brewery equipment needed
Much lower financial requirements than the competition
Make It Your Own
Owners can invest more money on making their Voodoo truly unique
Q: How much money do I need to open my own Voodoo Brewery franchise location?
A: Our initial investment ranges from $331,750-$762,500, which includes a $75,000 franchise fee for 1 location. We ask that our candidates have at least $400,000 in liquid capital and a net worth of $800,000 or higher.
Q: I have no idea how to brew beer. Can I still own a craft beer franchise like Voodoo Brewery?
A: Short answer: YES. Long answer: We brew all our beer at our 30,000-square foot taproom in Meadville, PA, and then deliver it right to the doorstep of each brewpub location. We are equipped to keep doing this no matter how many franchise locations we acquire, so there’s no danger of you ever having to brew beer on your own.
Q: Do you sell anything besides craft beer?
Q: Do you sell anything besides craft beer?
A: We sure do- glad you asked! In addition to our award-winning beer, we also sell barrel-aged mixed drinks for those non-beer types, as well as nitro coffee and nitro teas for customers looking for a caffeine boost. Then there’s our eclectic, localized pub menu created by our Executive Chef, Nate Cillo and individually crafted for each brewpub so that no two menus are alike. Oh, and we didn’t even talk about the merch! Baseball caps, t-shirts, scarves, you name it- all for our rabid Voodoo fans who love us so much they want to WEAR us!
Q: I love the idea of owning a brewpub...but I’m not the “pub franchise” type. Can I make the space my own?
A: Absolutely…within reason. Though we have some guidelines, we love to let our Franchise Partners off-leash in terms of creative pub décor. Also, we make it a point to welcome input and suggestions from the whole Voodoo clan, to see where we can make a good thing even better!
Q: Are there really enough craft beer fans in my community to make a Voodoo brewpub a success?
A: According to our research, American craft breweries have a 24.2% share of the $114.2 billion beer market and the number of craft beer drinkers in the U.S. is expected to increase by 15.8% over the next five years. So, yeah, we’re expecting some serious craft beer fans at every brewpub we open. But the best thing about Voodoo is that even if you don’t like craft beer for some reason, you’re still going to love Voodoo for its food, atmosphere, and vibe. So far, we’ve been a big hit everywhere we’ve opened, and we don’t see that changing anytime soon.
Q: How long will it take for my Voodoo Brewery franchise location to open?
A: Once you’ve gone through our education process and signed the Franchise Agreement, you can expect a ramp-up time of about 9 months before you get to open the doors and welcome your first customers.
Q: How many staff members do I need to run a Voodoo Brewery franchise?
A: Minimal- we recommend at least 6 per location, including a Kitchen Manager, at least 2 front-of-house staff, 2 full-time line cooks, and you (or another General Manager if you’re in a Semi-Absentee role)! That’s a lot less staff than a typical bar or restaurant needs, mainly because our European-style beer hall concept eliminates the need for a robust wait staff.
Fewer staff=fewer headaches (and more revenue)!
Q: Does size matter? (Um, for a Voodoo Brewery location, I mean?)
A: We love old buildings that have been part of the community for a while and look like they belong there. We’re also huge fans of balconies, small bedrooms, and any other characteristic that gives a Voodoo Brewery location a distinctive vibe of industrial quirk. Our ideal locations are somewhere in the neighborhood of 4,000 square feet, and we try to look for places that previously housed restaurants so we can keep buildout costs low.
Q: What kind of neighborhood does Voodoo Brewery work best in?
A: Voodoo Brewery thrives in post-industrial, modern areas with high foot traffic- usually areas where the nightlife is flourishing. We are not a concept that would do well in a strip mall. Mainly because strip malls are lame.