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Old 03-20-2009, 09:10 AM   #15
somebody shut me the fark up.
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Originally Posted by big brother smoke View Post
If they are paying for chicken and brisket for 130 then you should honor that and not play the guessing game. I would charge $15.99 per and I better have the food to back up the price. Will you have leftovers? Yes, did they pay for it? yes

Does this farking make sense?
Originally Posted by Countryhb View Post
And as Bro Smoke has well-taught me, always always always cook too much. Way better to end up with two extra briskets than half a brisket too little...
Yes it does make sense! It's a standing rule for me to add 10% on to what my initial estimate is... I would rather leave extra than get a bad rap of being cheap and having people walk away hungry.

Originally Posted by Countryhb View Post
As I have now learned...DO NOT SELL YOURSELF SHORT! Don't look at the overall price and think, "Damn, that sounds like a lot of money!" Look at the per person price and think about what you would pay in a good restaurant.
BBS did well... I often run my prices by my GF... Her first statment normally is "You're almost giving it away" followed by the question of "what would that cost in a restaurant?"

Please don't tell her but, she is more often right than I am....
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