Jim, down here we can regularly by 2lbs. of JD for $5. +tax.
Add to that, the cost of the ingredients that you want to stuff them with,
your time to cut it all up, roll and cook...
I don't know how you could possibly sell portions at a profit.
A whole one would have to retail for around $10.00 to make money.
Everyone likes Fattys but even at $8.50, I don't see the market.
I have abandoned offering Fattys due to the margin.
I'm in the middle of developing a plan and a menu for the Farmers Market thing.
I'm probably a year out at this point but like yourself, I'm trying to think this venture through as far as I can before committing the bucks.
As to your question of early morning sales... coffee! Nothing fancy
but not your run of the mill stuff either. Pick up a couple of dozen rolls from the local Bakery and you are good to go!
They'll cut you a good deal for a standing order. Good margin there and it will be the to go place for the early arrivals.
Just thinking outloud here, lemme know if anyone disagrees.
Originally Posted by HeSmellsLikeSmoke
If you can make your own sausage for them, you might be able to make money with fattys.
Here, sausage costs $4/lb for the low end sausage and over $5/lb for Jimmy Dean. Sausage cooks down more than half I suspect, although I have never weighed them to see. How much does a pound of ready made sausage cost there?