Originally Posted by Bbq Bubba
Unless your cooking all the time you cant make money on a party of 30 nor will you be able to compete with the raunts pricing.
While I understand where you are coming from as a business I disagree somewhat. I think he can purchase the needed supplies to this for a ball park of $150 and at my suggested $425 he could make $275. If he is in business then no way he can make a profit after he feeds all the hands that be. But on the other hand if he is just doing this for his boss and a company dinner it's an extra $275 which comes in handy with Christmas right around the corner. His boss has already told him he pays Texas Roadhouse $600-$700 for something like this.
I used to feel like I could not turn a profit on something smaller than 50 people but I lowered my minimum to a $250 order for a drop off and I have done very well this year and picked up some great customers because I did so.