Well, I do know that most of the pre-packaged pulled/chopped pork/beef such as LLoyd's tastes to me as nothing more than meat cooked in an oven and bbq sauce poured on it. Down south a lot of people are very picky about their BBQ when it comes to quality.
Originally Posted by BigBrad
The local shops here in N. Iowa sell packaged BBQ for $4-$5 per pound. This is for sauced meat. I myself have done some custom cooking for friends and usually charge between $5 and $7 per pound for the meat, this is meat only and no sauce. Just what I have done in the past. The best answer I can say is Know your input costs and charge accordingly. Don't give it away and don't get to greedy. If it's good and people like it it's worth the price.