Voodoo magic is making its way to Washington Avenue in late summer.
That is, Voodoo Doughnut is expanding to Houston with its seventh location.
The store will open at 3715 Washington Ave., serve doughnuts 24 hours a day and seven days a week and be the franchise’s first outpost with a drive-through window.
“We are ecstatic to continue our expansion in Texas, adding to our existing location in Austin,” co-owner Kenneth Pogson said in a news release. “We look forward to contributing to the Houston community and are eager to find amazing people that thrive in a fun, high-energy environment to join the team. Get ready to see our iconic pink boxes in the coming year.”
The doughnut shop was created in Portland, Oregon, in 2003 by longtime friends Pogson and Tres Shannon. When first coming up with the concept, neither had ever made a doughnut. So they jumped on a plane and flew to Pico Rivera, California, where they learned the ins and outs of doughnut making.
Voodoo Doughnut is known for its unique culture that seeps into its doughnuts, like with the Voodoo Doll doughnut. The doll has a humanoid shape with a swirling target and pretzel stake through the middle, and is filled with raspberry jelly.
Another interesting doughnut on the menu is the Memphis Mafia, which is fried dough with banana chunks and cinnamon covered in glaze, drizzled in chocolate and peanut butter with peanuts and chocolate chips on top.