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Old 08-28-2009, 07:56 PM   #1
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It depends, ifin it's just product, I charge by the pound.

Ifin theres services involved I charge by the head.

Also, the more ya do the more it costs! IE: Clean up, how long yer servin an such.
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Old 08-28-2009, 08:38 PM   #2
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I'd just do a by the pound then. Saves lots a figurine!
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Old 08-28-2009, 09:28 PM   #3
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What are you guys getting for a pound of pulled pork these days?
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Old 08-28-2009, 09:49 PM   #4
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I'm on the lower end fer cash an carry, I charge $6.50 a pound.
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Old 08-28-2009, 10:52 PM   #5
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By the head of course. Pushed pork..sweet beans and tater chips. Wouldnt touch it for less than 12 bucks a head. Special chicken hot dawgs for the young skulls fulla mush. Cheap store brand brats to go with in case some uninvited yankmes shows up. Sometimes they forget to eat the dead hawg..then a person just serve that next week or month etc. See where I'm headed here?

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Old 08-29-2009, 06:54 AM   #6
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In Vancouver , WA.. I'd charge $12-$13 a pound
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Old 08-29-2009, 10:15 AM   #7
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Around the metro Detroit area it's going for anywhere between $9-$12/lb...my buddy Steve charges $10/lb.
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Old 08-29-2009, 10:31 AM   #8
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I'd like to charge that, but round here, bein farm country ya just can't, especially now with the economy, I can't sell it fer more then that, got some folks who complain already, say they can get it at the store cheaper, that be where I send em to. Ya wanna eat that stuff go ahead, when yer ready fer some real Q come see me!
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Old 08-29-2009, 11:40 AM   #9
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Great attitude Hillbilly. Like the full time outlaw catering lady tole me one time..You can either be a Chevy (work cheap and often) or you can be a Lincoln Towncar (work less frequently but earn about the same money.) Her theory was give them the best they ever had and charge the snot out of em. She had been working out of her home kitchen for 20 years and stayed busy each weekend. If a person wanted bbq she had a big offset out in her backyard. She made everything from scratch including the bread.

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Old 08-29-2009, 11:53 AM   #10
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I still do a drop off now and then. $10.50 a pound that includes rolls. I figure 4 rolls to the pound. No sauce on the side, that just gets dumped in after pulling in the hotel pan. Helps bump up the weight too.

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Old 08-29-2009, 12:23 PM   #11
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I'd like to charge that, but round here, bein farm country ya just can't, especially now with the economy, I can't sell it fer more then that, got some folks who complain already, say they can get it at the store cheaper, that be where I send em to. Ya wanna eat that stuff go ahead, when yer ready fer some real Q come see me!
There's probably more BBQ cooks in your neck of the woods than there are here...I only know of about 3 or 4 in the metro area that do catering and do it right, the rest either cut corners or are claiming it's real Q when it's really cooked with gas or whatever. If it's good Q and people know it is...they'll pay $10/lb for it here, because it's hard to find.
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Old 08-29-2009, 05:35 PM   #12
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Old 08-30-2009, 11:09 AM   #13
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I just did 8lbs at $10 per lb.
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Old 08-31-2009, 09:56 AM   #14
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Down and dirty pulled pork for 60, you guys charge by the head or by the pound? Appreciate your help. Thanks!
60 people at 1/3 lb PP = 20 lbs cooked @ $10.00 per lb = $200 to cook 5 butts.

Easy money.
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Down and dirty pulled pork for 60, you guys charge by the head or by the pound? Appreciate your help. Thanks!

Easy money.
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who else will pay you to drink some beers in your driveway? lol
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Old 08-31-2009, 03:59 PM   #16
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I charge $8.00 per pound. That is in 4 lb foodsaver packs right out of the freezer. If you want me to do the re-heating and bring it to you hot and ready to eat, it costs you an extra $100
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Old 09-01-2009, 04:06 PM   #17
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Yep, charge by the pound but if your delivering it then charge for your delivery. I'm getting $8.50lb.
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Old 09-01-2009, 05:16 PM   #18
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Not meaning to sound flippant, but I do not get "down and dirty" for less that 200 persons. I'd charge $5.00 per person min. Make certain you have ALOT, but if 15 hours of your time isn't worth $175-$200 in profit, then you need to do something different.
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Old 09-02-2009, 09:57 PM   #19
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U weighing this finished or you talking raw poundage as per
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Old 09-03-2009, 06:31 PM   #20
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Mines finished product, fronzen an dropped in there hands. Doin antythin elese an the price goes up.
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