NOLA Poboys is a fast- casual dining restaurant committed to sharing the authentic cuisine of Southern Louisiana across the nation offering the following advantages: • Seamless entry model with marketing, training and support • Fresh and unique sandwich concept • #1 Rated Poboy in New Orleans • All locally sourced ingredients from Southern Louisiana • We deliver a turnkey concept from site selection to construction to grand opening and beyond
Own a NOLA PoBoys Franchise
NOLA Poboys is currently offering franchise opportunities to qualified single and multi-unit operators. Join the exciting world of NOLA Poboys and start spreading the food and culture of Southern Louisiana today.
Why Buy a franchise?
Franchised restaurants offer prospective business owners a template to success. Franchisees will benefit from our teams years of experience and success.. Among consumers polled in a recent study, 93% reported that they eat at least one sandwich a week. The versatility, portability and perceived freshness of sandwiches continue to make them one of our nations most popular menu items.
Why NOLA PoBoys?
NOLA Poboys offers a unique opportunity to own a fast casual restaurant that will deliver the food and feel of New Orleans to communities across the country. Our food is made with authentic local ingredients which sets us apart from the generic sandwich and meal offerings currently flooding the marketplace. Our team will partner with franchisees to build successful and flourishing restaurants.
Murray Tate, co-founder of NOLA Poboys, is a true entrepreneur who has built several successful businesses over the past three decades. After the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, he temporarily ran a landscaping business and rented a warehouse in the Central Business District in New Orleans. With few residents back in the city and even fewer places to eat, Murray started selling poboys out of the warehouse space using nothing more than a plastic card table and fryer. Despite the lack of décor, the poboys were a hit. After a glowing review in the Gambit Weekly during the first weekend of Jazz Fest, Murray’s poboy business exploded. He soon found and rented a store front on famous Bourbon Street. Today, the restaurant is the top rated poboy shop in New Orleans. Diners from across the U.S. flock to NOLA Poboys for his spicy breading, authentic gumbo and of course, delicious authentic New Orleans sandwiches.
The first mention of the term “poboy” dates back to New Orleans in 1929. During the infamous streetcar conductor strike of 1929, Bennie and Clovis Martin, owners of Martin Brothers’ Coffee Stand and Restaurant in the French Quarter, pledged their support for the conductors - a free meal to any member of Division I94. The Martin family held true to their promise and served free sandwiches for protesters until the violent strike came to an end. During this time, whenever one of the striking men would approach the shop, Bennie Martin’s employees would yell, “Here comes another poor boy.” This solidarity with the honorable members of Division I-94 lays a strong foundation for the Company’s value system. NOLA Poboys is committed to its franchisees, employees and Louisiana suppliers.