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Old 05-23-2006, 08:59 PM   #1
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Being in the Business Yes or No?

OK here is a question for you BBQ entrepreneurs who have bit the bullet, taken the plunge, jumped in feet first and grabbed the bull by the horns. How do you know when it is time to go into the BBQ business ?
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Old 05-23-2006, 09:29 PM   #2
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when you have way too much money to lose. I'm working like crazy to open a joint here, and all the people I respect tell me I'm crazy to do it.
It's been said that if you want to open a bbq joint, you do it for the love of
doing it, not for the money. It's also been said that half of those greeters
at Walmart are folks who took their retirement money and opened a restaurant.

All your friends will tell you to do it. All those who know what they're talking about ill tell you not to.

Only invest what you can lose and not endanger your family.
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Old 05-23-2006, 09:43 PM   #3
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Thanks for the response Captain. What would keep someone from pulling thier pit down to the vacant lot across the street from Walmart, get out the lawn chairs and sell bbq sandwiches until well runs dry?
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Old 05-23-2006, 10:10 PM   #4
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Thanks for the response Captain. What would keep someone from pulling thier pit down to the vacant lot across the street from Walmart, get out the lawn chairs and sell bbq sandwiches until well runs dry?
Local zoning regulations, health department rules, liability, etc.
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Old 05-24-2006, 03:41 AM   #5
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That's a easy question to answer. If the phone keeps ringing, You like to work long hours, You want to give up your social life, And most of all , If your kind of not right in the head, Go for it. there are lots of hoops to jump threw, Lot's of red tape to deal with, And many hours of planning to get started. Oh three other thing's, Location, location, location.
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Thanks for the response Captain. What would keep someone from pulling thier pit down to the vacant lot across the street from Walmart, get out the lawn chairs and sell bbq sandwiches until well runs dry?
They do that in Detroit all the time
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Thanks for the response Captain. What would keep someone from pulling thier pit down to the vacant lot across the street from Walmart, get out the lawn chairs and sell bbq sandwiches until well runs dry?
They do that in Detroit all the time
That's cus they done stole the guys rig that was legitimately selling Q at the other end of the street! 8-[
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[quote=Larry Wolfe]
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Thanks for the response Captain. What would keep someone from pulling thier pit down to the vacant lot across the street from Walmart, get out the lawn chairs and sell bbq sandwiches until well runs dry?
They do that in Detroit all the time
That's cus they done stole the guys rig that was legitimately selling Q at the other end of the street! 8-[[/quote:t3fazf17]

Larry, when were you in Detroit? The only thing you left out was "They shot him and then stole the guys rig....
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[quote=Bruce B][quote="Larry Wolfe":32y0mkef]
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Thanks for the response Captain. What would keep someone from pulling thier pit down to the vacant lot across the street from Walmart, get out the lawn chairs and sell bbq sandwiches until well runs dry?
They do that in Detroit all the time
That's cus they done stole the guys rig that was legitimately selling Q at the other end of the street! 8-[[/quote:32y0mkef]

Larry, when were you in Detroit? The only thing you left out was "They shot him and then stole the guys rig.... [/quote:32y0mkef]
I'm telling you, church groups set up stands all over the place.
They make some great Q
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Old 05-24-2006, 10:19 PM   #10
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I am not asking for myself guys. My brother in Texas is considering this venture quite seriously. I just turned him on to this board and I hope he is reading. I know you guys would not steer him wrong. We both love to cook outdoors. BBQ, fish and steaks. I think we could even tackle a crawfish boil. The only one up he has on me is that he went to cake decorating school and has developed a pretty good little business on the side. Our dad who passed away a few months ago was very proud of the fact that he taught us how to Q. I would just like my Texas bro to hear the facts from people who are already doing what he is thinking he may want to try. Oh yea, I would also like him to bake me a cake when I come to visit this summer.
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