PDA

View Full Version : Pulled Pork Prices


jman1972
05-24-2013, 04:45 PM
Hey guys and gals how is it going. I am a long time member but I haven't posted in a looong time. I am still barbequing, just don't have the time or money to compete anymore. I lost my job last June and since then I have started Nursing school. Anyway enough about me. I have been selling my pulled pork for several years now to friends and family. I was brought to my attention yesterday from one of my wife's co-workers that I need to raise my prices. She has bought from me before but said I am way lower than what she has seen around us. I charge 8.00/lb. She says she cant find any below 10.00/lb. What do you all charge for your pulled pork?

buttburnersbbq
05-24-2013, 05:48 PM
$12 per pound

themidniteryder
05-24-2013, 08:05 PM
$13.95/lb. Curious on what the cost per lb is for pork butts back east. Here in cali, Farmer Johns was on sale for $1.49. RD's current price is $1.42, but I think that is for boneless, and not quite as good of quality as FJ.

marubozo
05-24-2013, 10:14 PM
It would obviously depend on what you can get your pork butts for, but yeah, anything $10 or under per pound would be impossible to find around here, and our pork prices are fairly low.

bizznessman
05-25-2013, 01:59 AM
The going price in our area averages $12/lb. This is based on pork butts going for $1.89/lb ($3.78/lb after 50% weight loss in cook) then times 3.25 markup.

Bbq Bubba
05-26-2013, 08:54 PM
$13.99 lb.

You are way to cheap unless your doing huge quantities.

Teamfour
05-26-2013, 09:09 PM
I paid $10/lb at a very well known SC BBQ place, but they cook whole hogs.

landarc
05-26-2013, 09:25 PM
Out here, $15 to $16 a pound.

IamMadMan
05-26-2013, 10:54 PM
$13.95/lb.
.
Curious on what the cost per lb is for pork butts back east. Here in cali, Farmer Johns was on sale for $1.49. RD's current price is $1.42, but I think that is for boneless, and not quite as good of quality as FJ.

The average selling price here is $12.50 per pound.

"themidniteryder" I pay $1.25 lb at the joint base commissary, and $1.29 at Wegmans. Both are everyday prices. They are cheaper than the case prices at most local wholesale locations. I just give them a couple days notice so they have full cases when I need them.

ger1027
05-26-2013, 11:48 PM
I sell mine for $12 a pound. With your pork being good, people will gladly pay for it. I'd suggest at least 12 and if your pork is above the BBQ joints in quality in your area (I'm sure it is with your competition background) you can push your price up higher. Ask for what you think it is worth. If you put a little more TLC than others, you can and should charge more.

themidniteryder
05-27-2013, 02:07 PM
Friday I paid $1.99, todays "normal" price. I need 20 butts for this coming Friday, I sure hope someone puts them back on sale as I really dont want the RD ones.

Bbq Bubba
05-27-2013, 02:48 PM
Why not RD butts?

Paulcrew
05-27-2013, 05:17 PM
I'm in southern Ohio. We charge $12 a pound but if you buy 3lb or more we sell it for $10.

themidniteryder
05-27-2013, 09:33 PM
Why not RD butts?

The RD butts I have used in the past had twice the fat as the Farmer Johns and I just didn't like how they turned out. I guess I shouldn't be so picky, they are for a vend, not a comp.

landarc
05-27-2013, 11:12 PM
That is interesting, the Farmer John butts I have gotten were terrible. I will pass on them every time. I can get much better butts at the local Cash and Carry or RD. there might be a little extra fat, but, the butts are larger, more consistent and I get fewer skunky packages, or really odd ones. Last time I was at Cash and Carry, I picked up 36 pounds, it was around $1.20 a pound, no discount.

Smokey Mick
05-28-2013, 12:45 AM
Wow, Best I can do in Australia is $4.50 a pound raw :mmph:

Bbq Bubba
05-28-2013, 06:33 AM
Theres no such thing as too much fat in a butt, unless your against too much moisture and flavor?

sunrise
05-31-2013, 10:18 PM
Landarc, I agree with you about the Farmer Johns. I am also in CA, and I personally dont like any of the FJ meats. RD has been good for me, but also Sam's

sunrise
05-31-2013, 10:19 PM
Theres no such thing as too much fat in a butt, unless your against too much moisture and flavor?

Never met any of my GF's have you?....way too much fat in the butt

HBMTN
06-03-2013, 08:19 PM
I sell for $11.95lb

Sauce Dog
06-03-2013, 11:59 PM
I sell for $12/lb in Philly area

Pelkster
06-05-2013, 09:50 AM
I sell for $12/lb. I used to get my butts at Wegmans for $1.29/lb but the quality there has been lacking over the last 6 months or so. I started using RD butts a few months ago and they've been spot on GREAT! Two per package is nice as well, and when I buy them I always get 40+ lbs so I get it the qty discount as well.

I'm cooking some butts for a co-worker and rather than per pound, I'm charging him per person. 4 butts for 45 people and I charged him about $110. I'm cooking a competition the same weekend that he needs the food, so I'm doing him a favor with the price since I won't have the added charcoal overhead. Plus by giving him a deal he'll be sure to throw me some additional business in the next month or two. I only cook for friends and family.

Pole D
06-05-2013, 03:58 PM
^So you only charged $2.45 a person?

bluzieq
06-05-2013, 06:26 PM
Wow I am way to cheap, but I sell to friends and I would almost give it away, but wife says Charge more. 25/30 dollars a butt.

armor
06-05-2013, 07:43 PM
$13/lb all day long