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Old Crow BBQ
03-15-2012, 12:19 PM
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PorkQPine
03-15-2012, 01:24 PM
:crazy:

I need more to work with here. What part of the country and your area? Is the area depressed and McDonald's too expensive or are you in a high rent area? How big is the sandwich you want to serve and what sides? Take out, cook on-site, pick-up, delivery? How many ordered? If you are getting a call from someone who will have a service pick up the sandwiches it is a scam.

Talk to me baby , talk to me.

landarc
03-15-2012, 01:37 PM
Talk to me baby , talk to me.:laugh:

Out here, the prices will vary from $5 to $10 for a basic to fancy pulled pork sandwich.

HBMTN
03-15-2012, 07:37 PM
I sell a 4.5 oz sammie on a 4" bun for $4.50 plus tax.

Old Crow BBQ
03-16-2012, 04:55 PM
thanks all

jestridge
03-18-2012, 08:34 PM
That down in my neck of the woods . Prolly 5 bucks would be on the high end I say around 3.50 or 4 bucks

jbrink01
03-18-2012, 09:00 PM
$6, 5oz

Panthers65
03-19-2012, 10:06 AM
Just the sandwich, no sides or drink or anything? $6 would be about right...

kurtsara
03-19-2012, 02:09 PM
Nobody would pay $6.00 for a 5 oz sandwich around here

HOG WILD BBQ
03-19-2012, 02:25 PM
we sell ours for $4 bucks. (4oz) brisket sandwich $6 bucks. this is at bbq competitions

Gore
03-19-2012, 02:42 PM
They range all over the place. I've paid as much as $15 for one with a drink and a couple thimbles full of potato salad and coleslaw, and as little as $4.25 for the same (except bigger thimbles). Typically, it's in the $6 range.

SirPorkaLot
03-19-2012, 02:49 PM
Y'all farkers got a license to steal is all I know. :shock:

If someone asks me to pay over 4.00 for just a sammy, I believe I would go to cussing, unless it had 1/2 lb or more of meat on it.

In the land of pulled pork it ranges from 2.50 - 3.50 for a sammy. Heck you can get a whole plate for 6.00

http://www.cooksbbq.com/menu/
http://www.barbecuecenter.com/BBQmenu.html
http://www.bridgesbbq.com/menu.html

:tsk:

SirPorkaLot
03-19-2012, 02:57 PM
Nobody would pay $6.00 for a 5 oz sandwich around here

I can promise you I will NEVER pay 6.00 for any pulled pork sammy.
But if they can get it, more power to them.

BigBellyBBQ
04-01-2012, 11:50 AM
Your area vending determines how much your return will be. Figure in your total cost, which also includes clean up, set up, supplies etc....but if you only got 3 or 4 dollars a sandwich you WILL not even make expenses for the weekend... 6 bucks has to the min...

jbrink01
04-01-2012, 01:37 PM
It's all about what the market will bare and your ability to create a demand. We have customers that claim $6 is too high. So what, there will ALWAYS be cheap folks eveywhere. I use quality ingredients and most folks appreciate it as we generally sell $1500 worth of BBQ between 9 and 1 every day we vend. Our cheap competitors are out of "business".

BigBellyBBQ
04-01-2012, 02:15 PM
It's all about what the market will bare and your ability to create a demand. We have customers that claim $6 is too high. So what, there will ALWAYS be cheap folks eveywhere. I use quality ingredients and most folks appreciate it as we generally sell $1500 worth of BBQ between 9 and 1 every day we vend. Our cheap competitors are out of "business".
yeeuppp, do you want to be making money or just greeting people to let them try your food for cost? And put the fuel tank on your credit card....

toys4dlr
04-07-2012, 02:46 PM
We get $7.95 for a 5 oz sandwich and a choice of side at our place. If they want cheap, they can get a happy meal at McDonald's. They want good, with a homemade sides then come to us.

ssbbqguy
04-07-2012, 03:28 PM
What Jeff says is right on target, as usual. If you wouldn't pay $6.00, you should not expect much, even in the land of pork. When fast food pricing skyrocketing for way less cost, there is no reason for BBQ sellers not be aware of rising costs too. We sell our pulled pork sandwiches for $6.00 to $8.00 depending on where we sell (6oz size). They get quality fresh buns, pickles and sauce, in a container that will make it home. We sell out also.Steve.

vafish
04-13-2012, 06:35 AM
A black Angus 1/3 lb burger at mcdonalds is $5. Almost $8 with fries and a drink around here.

That's a company that buys beef by the hundreds of rail cars full and pays burger jockies minimum wage and has automated everything as much as possible.

I wouldn't sell a decent 5oz pulled pork sandwich for less than $6 around here.

armor
04-14-2012, 04:20 AM
$5-6.50

Golden Toad BBQ
04-14-2012, 09:05 PM
I've seen $9.00 pork sammies... Price obviously depends on your demographics.

I say charge as much as they will pay. It's all about perceived value. If it's good and they think it's worth the $$$, they'll pay...

Toad

OL' Timer
04-14-2012, 10:35 PM
We get $4.95 here for a 4 oz sandwich and that's sometimes to high for vending. At fair's we get $6.

BigBellyBBQ
04-15-2012, 05:49 PM
I had to stop at Mc Ds today for a maintenence burger, the price was 13.79 for two qtr pounders, one fry one coke..cant figure why you cant get a good price for a hand crafted pork sandwich which was made with love, cooked on a real wood fire....when you can get a slime burger cooked on some greasy ars griddle...

jestridge
04-15-2012, 06:40 PM
Williamsburg Ky you aint going to get 6 bucks. Around 4.50 would be a good price. I did a fund raiser the other day for middle school ball team they charge 5 buck for a samwich , bake beans and a slice of cake . They clear 1200 bucks.

Jarhead
04-15-2012, 07:44 PM
Williamsburg Ky you aint going to get 6 bucks. Around 4.50 would be a good price. I did a fund raiser the other day for middle school ball team they charge 5 buck for a samwich , bake beans and a slice of cake . They clear 1200 bucks.
And what was their overhead?
Nuff said.
I get $5 for a 4 oz sammie.
My sides are $1.50 for a 6 oz squat cup.
My drinks are $1.
For $7.50 you get a decent meal and it's alot better for you than a "Slimeburger".
And people actually feed that slime imported crap to their kids.
Must be for the lead laced toy, cause the food ain't worth it. JM2C

SirPorkaLot
04-15-2012, 08:08 PM
It's all about geography I guess.

Thank God you can still buy a nice fat pulled pork sammy for $2.50 in NC. You want slaw, hush puppies and an iced tea with that sammy? 3.95 -4.50

jestridge
04-15-2012, 08:18 PM
Well I put my pull pork against most people at least I use real wood ,not those God awful charcoal bricks nuff said

jbrink01
04-15-2012, 08:31 PM
Well I put my pull pork against most people at least I use real wood ,not those God awful charcoal bricks nuff said

I cook on real wood too. Little bitty trees, about 1/2" long......

jestridge
04-15-2012, 08:41 PM
Never seen a tree that small

Jarhead
04-15-2012, 09:19 PM
I cook on real wood too. Little bitty trees, about 1/2" long......
and 1/4" diameter.:wink:

SirPorkaLot
04-15-2012, 09:49 PM
I cook on real wood too. Little bitty trees, about 1/2" long......

That's okay. When your smoker grows up maybe it can handle real trees

:becky:

HOG WILD BBQ
04-16-2012, 06:31 AM
That's okay. When your smoker grows up maybe it can handle real trees

:becky:
yep, gotta love the grown smokers!:clap:

jbrink01
04-16-2012, 07:31 AM
Great answer John!!:cool:

nthole
04-16-2012, 08:31 AM
Well I put my pull pork against most people at least I use real wood ,not those God awful charcoal bricks nuff said

Isn't lump and natural charcoal wood that has just been pre-burned? Like...the coals that log you toss in turns into?!?!? :grin:

Pyle's BBQ
04-16-2012, 09:02 AM
I am charging $6.50 for sandwich and side in a 6 oz cup. I did screw up and got 5" buns. I will be changing to 4" buns and adding a pickle to the plate.

Saddles BBQ Bistro (http://saddlesbbq.com/Menu.html)

jestridge
04-16-2012, 12:00 PM
Charcoal don't give the same taste even if it is the lump

nthole
04-16-2012, 08:38 PM
Charcoal don't give the same taste even if it is the lump

I suppose. In other news I hate the taste of boiled water, even if it's been poured over ice. It is far inferior to naturally cool water.

Of course, there are those that actually like the taste of boiled water over ice. And some of them even sell it and do quite well with it, winning water competitions and such. I suppose I should respect their crazy water boiling ways.

jestridge
04-16-2012, 08:55 PM
I
If it like real wood why do they use wood chip trying to get a smoke flavor?

jbrink01
04-16-2012, 09:39 PM
Don't tell anybody, but I made to the top 1% of KCBS last year with pellets and charcoal....

G$
04-16-2012, 09:56 PM
Well I put my pull pork against most people at least I use real wood ,not those God awful charcoal bricks nuff said

I may be going out on a (small) limb here, but I sometimes think you are here just to antagonize people.

glh17
04-16-2012, 11:34 PM
Best bbq joint around here sells (dine-in) regular sandwiches for $4.00 and $5.00 for the Big 'Un. I'd guess the big 'un is 6 oz. Regular sandwich plus a side and drink is $7.50. A couple of other places are a little cheaper but this joint has great whole hog q.

nthole
04-17-2012, 12:32 AM
I
If it like real wood why do they use wood chip trying to get a smoke flavor?

I dunno, because they like to use different flavors of wood maybe and I've never seen anyone actually sell cherry, apple, mulberry, hickory, oak, peach, pecan, etc charcoal so they use the charcoal as the base and add the different woods for the different flavor. I've done a smoke with nothing but charcoal before, comes out great, very neutral. But I like to have some depth to my flavor. Do you use only one kind of wood or do you mix it up?

If you could point me to a charcoal maker that does specific wood charcoal, I'd be happy to get some and then just use that and smoke you in a competition if you'd like.

grillfella
04-24-2012, 11:51 PM
yup I vend them for $6 now