Taking The Plunge - BBQ Central

Go Back   BBQ Central > General > General Barbecue
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 04-08-2006, 08:22 AM   #1
Official BBQ Central Mark
 
Pigs On The Wing BBQ's Avatar


 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Akron New York
Posts: 6,922
Taking The Plunge

I'm taking the plunge, It's official, My take out place will be open by the end of June. ( I hope ) All the red tape and TONS of paper work is in order, But I have to tell you all after ten years of dreaming and three years of planning, I'm scared as hell.Ya all keep your fingers crossed for me and I hope for the best. I hope to live the dream. If I tank it, No one can say I didn't try.I'd rather work 18 hours for myself doing what I enjoy than 8 hours for any one else.I would also like to publicly like to thank my wife ( Valerie ) for all her support in this crazy adventure. With out her, This would not be possible. The menu is not complete, So any suggestions are welcome! Keep in mind it's all "take out" no room for a eat it and beat it place. But who knows?
Thanks for your support,
Chris L.
P.S. The land lord loves barbecue, That may buy me some time if things get tough. :biggrin:
__________________

__________________
The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that,
you've got it made. -Groucho Marx (1890-1977)
www.oinktoberfest.com
Team Gruber Mister BBQ
KCBS Citified Judge 8282
Tomorrow is just your future yesterday
Pigs On The Wing BBQ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2006, 08:24 AM   #2
BBQ Central Pro


 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 999
Let me be the first to say, good luck. I hope you do well.
__________________

__________________
Spicewine Turbo 2007 model
Perry Brothers & Sons Bar-B-Q
DaleP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2006, 08:26 AM   #3
BBQ Centralite
 
Kloset BBQR's Avatar


 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Hudson, OH
Posts: 3,150
Best of luck on the new Q joint Chris.

I'd stick with the basics. Ribs, pulled pork, chicken and possibly brisket. Offer some beans, slaw, and potato salad for sides and see how it goes. What will you be cooking the Q on?

Again best wishes and looking forward to hear how it progresses.
__________________
Smoke 'em if you got 'em!

KCBS member & Certified BBQ Judge

The mission of the Kansas City Barbeque Society is to celebrate, teach, preserve, and promote barbecue as a culinary technique, sport and art form.

Sic semper tyrannis!

http://www.impeach-barack-obama.com/

http://theglennbeck912project.com/
Kloset BBQR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2006, 08:27 AM   #4
Web Celeb
 
Greg Rempe's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Posts: 8,177
Good luck Chris! If you are successful I would like to do a podcast about it...if not, well, I'll still do one!
__________________
Host of The BBQ Central Radio Show
www.thebbqcentralshow.com
Greg Rempe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2006, 08:48 AM   #5
Moderator
 
Nick Prochilo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Long Island, N.Y.
Posts: 16,367
Chris after reading posts with technics and answers to questions from others by you, I'm sure the place will be a sucsess! Good luck with the project!

__________________
I hope this isn't negative!
Nick Prochilo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2006, 08:49 AM   #6
Official BBQ Central Mark
 
Finney's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Savannah, GA and Somewhere near Lexington, NC
Posts: 8,563
I agree with Kloset, keep it simple. All side should be stuuf that could be made in advance (stuff like Kloset mentioned), or quick like fries and hushpuppies.
__________________
Chris

"Of all the imaginary friends I've had, I don't think there was one that I didn't end up having to kill."

in seach of Umami
Finney is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2006, 08:50 AM   #7
Official BBQ Central Mark
 
Finney's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Savannah, GA and Somewhere near Lexington, NC
Posts: 8,563
Oops.... I forgot....

GOOD LUCK!!!!!!
__________________
Chris

"Of all the imaginary friends I've had, I don't think there was one that I didn't end up having to kill."

in seach of Umami
Finney is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2006, 09:33 AM   #8
Cooker


 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: MN
Posts: 240
Good Luck!!

Good luck. If you work it, it will be a success. Just remember that the mistakes you will make will only make you better. You are going to have a few. Learn from them, and DO NOT stress because you made them!!!! They will be a normal part of starting up.
I wish you the BEST. You'll be FINE!!!!!!
Smoke On!!!!!
ed
__________________
Smoke On!!!!!
www.kickassbbq.com
kickassbbq is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2006, 09:42 AM   #9
Graduate of BBQ Central
 
oompappy's Avatar


 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Finger Lakes NY
Posts: 665
Wishin' you much success Pigs!!!!
Don't forget to post your location and your openig date.
I pass thru your area once a month or so and would like
to check it out.
__________________
Oompappy's Page...
oompappy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2006, 09:59 AM   #10
Official BBQ Central Mark
 
Larry Wolfe's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Bealeton, Virginia
Posts: 14,969
Chris, that's awesome news!!! Congratulations!!!
__________________
Larry Wolfe
Visit the Wolfe Pit
Wolfe Rub Recipes
Larry Wolfe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2006, 10:14 AM   #11
Official BBQ Central Mark
 
Puff's Avatar


 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Warren, Mi.
Posts: 12,331
Good luck Chris =D>
My finger's are crossed for ya'
__________________
Pitboss/ Sous Chef/ Manager at Holiday Market Smokehouse
Royal Oak Mi.
Puff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2006, 10:24 AM   #12
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Myrtle Beach
Posts: 14,162
Way to go buddy! I've been researching the same type of deal for
a year now, I can tell you, the take out only is the way to start.
Raine said they wished they'd done that at their joint in Charlotte.

Now you don't need waitstaff (the biggest headache), and you can
keep both your initial and your permanent operating costs under control.
If the joint takes off, you can always add seats or move a bigger location
whenever you want to.

You'll be fine. Keep the costs under control, and find cost-effective
advertising. I've got a degree in advertising, and work in it every day.
So does Rev. Marvin. We'll be glad to help you when you get to that point if you need it.

As for the food, I don't worry about you there. You'll be fine.

Go get em big boy! =D> =D> =D>
__________________
The trouble with quotes on the internet is that it difficult to determine whether or not they are genuine - Abraham Lincoln
Captain Morgan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2006, 10:53 AM   #13
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Good luck! Envy! Where is the joint gonna be and whats it gonna be called?
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2006, 11:09 AM   #14
Moderator
 
Griff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Anchorage, Alaska
Posts: 5,564
Good luck. Right about now all the good vibes I'm sending your way should start arriving. I join in the question "What are you calling your business?"

Griff
__________________
Griff
Friends don't let friends eat farmed fish.

"People sleep peacefully in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to visit violence on those who would do them harm."
George Orwell
Griff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2006, 11:10 AM   #15
BBQ Central Pro


 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Indiana
Posts: 963
Best of luck to you in this new venture!! Sure you'll do fine. I agree, keep the menu simple at first and later you can always add new items!
allie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2006, 11:25 AM   #16
BBQ Centralite
 
Woodman's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Mentor, Oh
Posts: 4,457
Quote:
Originally Posted by oompappy
Wishin' you much success Pigs!!!!
Don't forget to post your location and your openig date.
I pass thru your area once a month or so and would like
to check it out.
Ditto on what pappy said! Is it going to be a Vegan place?
__________________
"I was born to cook for people"
Woodman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2006, 02:34 PM   #17
Saint O'Que
 
cleglue's Avatar


 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Asheboro, North Carolina
Posts: 1,222
Pig,

I agree with keep it simple. When I moved to NC there was a place in the middle of Nowhere that sold BBQ. Outside of Mocksville, NC. I believe it was named Snooks. It was take out only. They did have some tables you could sit at outside. No waitress or waiters just an order window and a pickup window.

Good Luck!
cleglue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2006, 02:36 PM   #18
Master of All
 
ScottyDaQ's Avatar


 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: In ur house, eatin ur foodz.
Posts: 7,490
Best of luck to ya ! =D> =D> [-o<
__________________
-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker ?
Weber 22.5 One Touch Gold ?
Weber Smokey Joe Gold ?

Weber Grill Decency Agent # KTL9352
ScottyDaQ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2006, 08:04 PM   #19
Pork Butt
 
Trekr's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Naples Florida
Posts: 145
IMHO

I think that the next important item after good food is keeping the wait to a minimum and service with lots of pearlies.
Best of Luck Chris
__________________
Get drunk and be somebody
Trekr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2006, 05:38 AM   #20
Official BBQ Central Mark
 
Pigs On The Wing BBQ's Avatar


 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Akron New York
Posts: 6,922
So far the name will be BBQ. Kind of like just the word EAT. Thanks for all the good words of encouragement!
Chris L.
__________________

__________________
The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that,
you've got it made. -Groucho Marx (1890-1977)
www.oinktoberfest.com
Team Gruber Mister BBQ
KCBS Citified Judge 8282
Tomorrow is just your future yesterday
Pigs On The Wing BBQ is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off







Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:49 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×