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Old 09-05-2013, 09:59 AM   #30
Lake Dogs
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Join Date: 07-14-09
Location: Lake Sinclair, GA

Originally Posted by BigBellyBBQ View Post
You have to think also about how much time it takes to:
1)purchase your food
2) prep your food
3)cook your food, wood, tins, cooker repairs
4)clean up costs, time-cleaners,soaps,towels, water
5)fuel to get to event
6)insurance cost
7)sales tax from the 5 bucks or is it plus tax?
incidental break downs, a blown trailer tire will cost you 175
(9) and every other thing that costs!!!!

5 bucks a sammie is toooo have alot more into than 1.05

Missed in the above list (which has indirect costs and ****-happens costs) are actual direct costs:
1. Rubs. They can add a few cents or more to every sammy.
2. Injections.
3. Foil?
4. Fuel (for the smoker). I dont know about you, but my Lang likes to EAT.
5. Ice. (I dont know about you, but I put my butts on ice when transporting them)

Is it served on a plate? In a wrapping of some kind? More $$$. El-cheapo utensils? More $$$.

I ran some numbers for my wife a few months ago when she wanted to volunteer to do this as a fund raiser for the booster club. I showed her that they'd have to sell these for $7 each just to make a little money, and I mean it was a little for a LOT of effort and work.

I'll see if I cant find it.
Hance - Lake Dogs Cooking Team - MiM/MBN/GBA CBJ and comp cook
Lake Sinclair, GA (strategically about an hour from darn near anywhere)
Started competing in chili cookoffs back in the 1990's and have competed in more than I care to count. I became a CBJ in MiM in 2005, then MBN and in GBA in 2010. I've probably judged 130+- BBQ comps (sanctioned and unsanctioned) over this time. That said, I really enjoy competing more than I enjoy judging, and hope to get back to doing 4 or 5 a year in the near future.
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