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Pyle's BBQ
02-03-2012, 02:55 PM
It is going to happen. Yesterday I turned in the plans for a new restaurant in Madrid, IA. The owner of the Invisible Fence Brand dealership here in central Iowa has a building in Madrid that is sitting empty. This is who I currently work for as a trainer and a service tech. He has not had any luck getting a tenant. So he asked me if I could run a small restaurant out of the place. I said I could and now we have plans submitted to the state for approval. Once we get approved we will start the remodel and hope to be open around the first part of April. We do have some equipment bought and are still looking for a few things. The nice things is there are no real restaurants in town, we are a block from the new High Trestle Trail (http://www.inhf.org/Trails/high-trestle.cfm) that goes over the High Trestle Bridge. I have the menu almost done. We will be using my smoker to cook the meat. The plan is to have appetizers, sandwiches, salads, and sides. I guess I get to have a new adventure this year. I will post pictures and details as things get closer.

Pyle's BBQ
02-03-2012, 03:10 PM
I forgot to put this in the original post. I will be using and selling Brethren BBQ sauces and rubs. I will be contacting everyone in the near future.

bbqchicken
02-03-2012, 03:10 PM
One piece of advice is to do your homework. All my life I've been involved in family businesses and learned you need to expect the unexpected and not to take short cuts.

best of luck to you :thumb:
keep us posted.

gtr
02-03-2012, 03:21 PM
Looking forward to hearing about yer journey!

Don't know if you've worked in restaurants before, so in case you haven't I'll just say be ready to bust yer arse!

What kind smoker are you gonna use for the place?

lcbateman3
02-03-2012, 03:27 PM
Good luck man! I'll be up that way later this year, hopefully I will be able to stop by!

Pyle's BBQ
02-03-2012, 03:37 PM
Looking forward to hearing about yer journey!

Don't know if you've worked in restaurants before, so in case you haven't I'll just say be ready to bust yer arse!

What kind smoker are you gonna use for the place?

Yes, I have worked in the restaurant industry. I currently bartend. I understand how much work this is going to be.

I own a Good-One Trailboss (http://thegood-one.com/?page_id=19). It is an older model that has 5 racks.

82's BBQ
02-03-2012, 04:00 PM
Best of luck to you.

HeSmellsLikeSmoke
02-03-2012, 04:57 PM
We will all be pulling for you.

JimmyDAL
02-03-2012, 05:10 PM
Best of Luck!

Bbq Bubba
02-03-2012, 05:35 PM
I forgot to put this in the original post. I will be using and selling Brethren BBQ sauces and rubs. I will be contacting everyone in the near future.

Not if you plan on making any money. Although great rubs and sauces, you need to make your own.

Good luck! :thumb:

Pyle's BBQ
02-03-2012, 06:56 PM
Not if you plan on making any money. Although great rubs and sauces, you need to make your own.

Good luck! :thumb:

I do have one of my own sauces. I will need more than that. I have not worked on a rub, but now I will have space and time.


Sent from my obsolete 3GS iPhone.

Bbq Bubba
02-03-2012, 07:18 PM
I do have one of my own sauces. I will need more than that. I have not worked on a rub, but now I will have space and time.


Sent from my obsolete 3GS iPhone.


I'm just sayin from a food cost point of view. You can make rub in house for $2/lb.

BBQ_MAFIA
02-03-2012, 09:10 PM
Good luck in your new venture.

PorkQPine
02-04-2012, 10:23 AM
I would spend the money and go to one of Mike Mills classes on running a BBQ restaurant. You will end up saving lots of time and money. Some of his classes are in conjunction with Old Hickory Pits and some are at his restaurant, you will get a feel for running a BBQ business and that is something most people forget as they love BBQ but dont' know anything about food costing, marketing, secondary uses of product, proper holding of BBQ and all he little things that only experience teaches. FYI, experience is the most expensive way to learn anything.

Trucky1008
02-04-2012, 11:13 AM
Sounds exciting, I wish you good luck!

Bigdog
02-04-2012, 01:05 PM
Good luck to you Bryan and keep us posted.:cool:

Rookie'48
02-05-2012, 03:06 AM
Good luck, Bryan. Let me know when / where the opening will be :-D.

Arlin_MacRae
02-05-2012, 05:25 AM
Good luck, bro!

tasterner
02-05-2012, 10:23 AM
Sounds very exciting, best of luck to you!!

Bama Q
02-05-2012, 11:27 AM
Good Luck--- The Restaurant buss. has been tough the last few years--People will come for good food
Big Jim

Al Czervik
02-05-2012, 11:40 PM
Good luck Brian. Wishing you all the best! :becky:

BigBellyBBQ
02-06-2012, 08:56 AM
I have a 5 well steam table and a refrigerated sandwich prep unit along with some nice tables and chairs for sale...I am south of Buffalo near pennsylvania if interested..

Pyle's BBQ
02-06-2012, 09:53 AM
I have a 5 well steam table and a refrigerated sandwich prep unit along with some nice tables and chairs for sale...I am south of Buffalo near pennsylvania if interested..

Thanks for the offer, but I think shipping would be a killer.

Chucktown
02-09-2012, 09:31 PM
Good luck. Keep us posted on the opening.:thumb:

Norm
02-15-2012, 04:35 PM
Your just down the road from our office in Slater, I'll make sure to stop in after you've opened up.

Good luck!

pat
02-17-2012, 08:29 AM
Good luck Bryan! Let me know if their is anything I can do to help.