VooDoo BBQ opening in Perkins Rowe

New Orleans-based VooDoo BBQ & Grill, a chain of fast-casual barbecue restaurants, is opening a location in Perkins Rowe next to the movie complex.

Voodoo BBQ executives signed a development deal Monday with Brad Smith and Joe Scardino, who already co-own VooDoo BBQ’s Drusilla Lane location. The Perkins Rowe location will be the third in Baton Rouge and the 12th in Louisiana. The new restaurant is expected to open by the end of February.

“We’ve been aggressively expanding in other states this year, but this is a great move to shore up our solid foundation in our home state,” VooDoo BBQ Chief Executive Officer Tony Avila said in a news release. “Perkins Rowe is a unique development with a tremendous amount of foot and vehicular traffic and potential for even more, so we’re excited about this new store.”