In truth, a 4x multiplier on restaurant food is not going to make you rich. If you have $1 in food costs and sell for $5, then you are basically making a profit, maybe 50 cents per sale. Of course, one of those smokehouses might have lower server and labor costs, but, still, there is overhead and the costs do add up. If you have $4 per pound finished meat costs, then you need to be around $16 a pound minimum to show a profit.
I'm feeling bearish, and I'm packing a Wusthof Grand Brisket slicer from MABA
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