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Bigmista 01-28-2009 02:19 PM

Another new market. Torrance is even better!!
 
Yesterday, we did the Farmer's Market at Torrance and wow! The first day at this market was better than the first day at Atwater Village!

I thought that we might struggle a little bit because this is a much bigger market and there are more food vendors which means more choices. Nope!

I thought there was a chance we wouldn't do as well because the market stated at 8am. Nope!

I thought we might not do as well because we were in a park, looking for a lunch crowd on a weekday. Nope!

We had a line of folks from about 10am until the market closed at 1pm. Sold out again! We had several people who said they knew their BBQ and said they would tell us if it was bad. We gave them samples and everyone of them bought a plate. And said they would definitely be back! One lady walked by our booth and I told her to come back. She said she didn't eat bbq in California because they didn't know how to cook it here. I asked where she was from. She said Texas. I asked her where in Texas. She said Houston. I said Houston is big girl! What ward are you from? I grew up in Galveston and went to school in Houston! I finally convinced her to try some Pulled Pork. She said we don't eat pulled pork in Texas but she tried it. She said, "Gimme a rib sammich!" I also let try a slice of stuffed fattie. She said she would probably be back 3 times a month.

We also had a lady sample our food and approach us about doing concessions for a little league ball park.

All this with no advertising or word of mouth except me and Glen yelling, "Barbecue, Barbecue, Barbecue! Award winning Barbecue! Come on and get you some!"

Definitely another great day! We are being blessed and we are going to roll with it! Don't block your blessings!!

Arlin_MacRae 01-28-2009 02:26 PM

Awesome, Neil!

Man, be glad you don't live out this way: you'd've gone bust in this weather...

bbqbull 01-28-2009 02:36 PM

Congrats on selling out again!

If you supply outstanding food the masses will come.

Norcoredneck 01-28-2009 04:16 PM

Congrats to You and Crew!
BigMista's farmers market franchise.

Spydermike72 01-28-2009 04:27 PM

Congrats Neil!! Keep plugging away !!

Roo-B-Q'N 01-28-2009 05:12 PM

Good Deal Neil, I am glad it is working for you. Congrats.

Marsha 01-28-2009 06:03 PM

Congratulations once again!!! :eusa_clap

When you start your restaurant chain will you please build one in my town? :grin:

Bigmista 01-28-2009 06:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Marsha (Post 838244)
Congratulations once again!!! :eusa_clap

When you start your restaurant chain will you please build one in my town? :grin:

And compete with you?!?!? Please! I'd be out of business in a month.

Bbq Bubba 01-28-2009 06:36 PM

Congrats brother Neil!
Between word of mouth and samples it was only a matter of time before they found you!
I cannot wait till April when we can get fired up! :cool:

Marsha 01-28-2009 06:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Bigmista (Post 838258)
And compete with you?!?!? Please! I'd be out of business in a month.

No way, you'd be a big hit here! There was a bbq restaurant in town, and his food was decent, but he finally sold the place and retired cuz he just couldn't handle all the long hours anymore. Now there is another local "BBQ" guy who is opening up a "bbq & deli" place, but he just does grilling. :shock:

And I am not in a place right now where a restaurant is what I want to do. I like have a little free time, at least in the winter. LOL

MrsMista 01-28-2009 06:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Marsha (Post 838275)
..I like have a little free time, at least in the winter. LOL

I totally agree Marsha that's why I plan to have employees and visit them every so often.

Brian in So Cal 01-28-2009 07:38 PM

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Originally Posted by MrsMista (Post 838284)
I totally agree Marsha that's why I plan to have employees and visit them every so often.

Mrs. Mista, Neil Will make a great employee, Just make sure you keep an eye on him.:-D

Congrats to all.

Bigmista 01-28-2009 07:48 PM

Thanks Dad.

Marsha 01-28-2009 08:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MrsMista (Post 838284)
I totally agree Marsha that's why I plan to have employees and visit them every so often.

You are a smart woman MrsMista :)

leanza 01-28-2009 09:01 PM

Way to go Mista family! God's blessings on you and your endevor.


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