I don't doubt what you're saying. But my question is, are people showing a desire for BBQ in general? You may have the best BBQ in the entire state, but if that's not what people in the area want to eat, you won't get any business, that's all.
Just because the only sandwhich around is cooked in oven doesn't mean that there is necessarily a demand for good BBQ, does it?
Just wondering if there was any marketing research done or analyzed before you took the plunge. In other words, how do you know there is a demand in the first place? Have you done catering gigs before to gauge a potential business market?
I'm glad you were able to do it relatively cheap to your cost.