Fast-casual New Orleans–style barbecue restaurant VooDoo BBQ & Grill named Glen Helton as president of the growing restaurant chain. Helton will serve as a key member of the executive leadership team and help position the company as a fast casual concept poised for growth. Helton will provide leadership, strategy, and direction on franchising and development of the company nationally.
Helton comes to VooDoo with more than 30 years of industry experience. He has worked in senior leadership roles with some of the premier franchise operations, including Burger King, Boston Market, and Popeyes. Most recently, he served as an independent industry consultant offering senior level expertise in the private equity community.
“Glen’s extensive experience and leadership skills are what VooDoo needs as we prepare to expand nationally,” says Tony Avila, CEO of VooDoo BBQ & Grill. “We are ready to take VooDoo to the next level, and Glen is key to getting us there.”
Founded almost 12 years ago, VooDoo BBQ & Grill serves customers in the fast- casual dining industry by providing a unique twist with its own New Orleans–style barbecue in a restaurant segment that is relatively void of fast-casual barbecue concepts.