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Old 09-13-2010, 12:50 PM   #1
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My head is spinning

Ok, I just got a call from a local BMW dealer. Seems they want lunch catered for 40 people. Their budget is $5.00 per person ......... They need plates and utencils too. I told them i'll try to work on somthin' to see if we can get some people fed, but I don't think I could do a plate without losin' out.

they requested :

1 meat
sauce
2 sides
plates
utencils
Napkins

I'd really like to help out but holy crap. $5.00 per plate? I'm not sure it can be done.


Maybe if I add a pitmaster + shipping and prep fee I could make up for it?
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Old 09-13-2010, 01:06 PM   #2
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Tell them to buy a couple tubs of Lloyds BBQ if they want it for that price. If you really want to do it, I wouldn't do it for less than $10 per person, but more realistically I'd charge $12.50. I have this new rub that contains synonym and allspice, it's expensive. But I haven't heard of Ray Lampe, so who am I?

All seriousness, don't do it for less than $10 a head.
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Old 09-13-2010, 01:46 PM   #3
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I forgot to mention it would be a drop and run.......(I said catering oops).

I hear you loud and clear Larry. I was gonna ask $9 bottom line but the girl really stressed "we have a strict $5 per person budget". At first I was kind of offended. It would be a quick easy $50 but is it worth it? Im not sure.

Another concern of mine is, Will I be setting myself up for problems in the future?
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I have this new rub that contains synonym and allspice, it's expensive. But I haven't heard of Ray Lampe, so who am I?
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Are you sure it isn't a KIA dealer?
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Tell them cheap moochin unwashed bastids to go eat cake. Paraphrasing great great granny Marie Antoinette of course. Wee wee monsewer? I would not touch it for less that 12.50 per capita. That would be with one side which would be Bush's beans. Maybe a few tater chips for the other side.

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Tell them cheap moochin unwashed bastids to go eat cake. Paraphrasing great great granny Marie Antoinette of course. Wee wee monsewer? I would not touch it for less that 12.50 per capita. That would be with one side which would be Bush's beans. Maybe a few tater chips for the other side.

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Tell them cheap moochin unwashed bastids to go eat cake. Paraphrasing great great granny Marie Antoinette of course. Wee wee monsewer? I would not touch it for less that 12.50 per capita. That would be with one side which would be Bush's beans. Maybe a few tater chips for the other side.

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I swear I was gonna ask the same thing. lol

As for the KIA comment. I know. I thought the same thing. This is a company who makes millions annually if not alot more and they have a budget of $5 bucks per head for their employees? I don't want to get into bashing car salesman. It's too easy to do and i'm sure everyone here could/ would chime in.
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see post below... sorry I goofed up
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12 lbs pulled pork $30 (stress 1 sammie per person)
2 #10 cans beans $10
4 bags cheep chips $10
sauce $5
plates, utensils, nap $10

no drinks, no dessert

total cost = $65

40 ppl X 5.00 = $200 Profit = $135

is $135 worth your time and effort to take it to them and say "this is a one shot deal! (a teaser) Next time it will be twice the price but with slaw and/or pot salad, and dessert"

12 lbs pulled pork $30
2 #10 cans beans $10
slaw $20
pot. salad $20
sauce $5
plates, utensils, nap $10
dessert $25

no drinks

total cost = $120

40 ppl X 10.00 = $400 Profit = $280

still small potatoes, but could be more. Drop and go is good, but it is small change most of the time. BUT it does lead to bigger things sometimes. Just a thought. Small groups are a pain, Yes, and you don't tend to make much, but sometimes there is someone in the group that is planning a big family get-together, or a wedding, or whatever and says, "Damn man, that was great, my so in so is getting married and they want BBQ." It does happen and small things lead to big things. Just make sure they know that they are getting a "teaser" deal and it is a one shot thing.

disclaimer: above costs are estimates only
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