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Unread 03-30-2011, 04:05 PM   #16
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Thanks for your replies. I cook butts. My pulled pork is ready to use however you like no waste. Just went to Sam's 17.24lb cost $22.07. I would guess you lose 1/3. It takes 10 to 14 hours to cook. Pellet cost when it's cold about $15.00 plus foil pans bags etc. I would guess you end up with about 12 lb of meat. You figure it out.
At that cost, you need to be around the $10/# mark.

I typically figure on a 50% yeild...sort of a built in buffer. Those pellets are expensive! You'll want to figure about 4 times cost. Try to not ever go below 3x cost if you can help it...unless you're doing a favor.

$10 per pound is typical from my area. Where I grew up (just one state away) a pound of bbq will typically be in the $7-$8 range. All areas are different so it's important to know your costs...and market.
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Unread 03-30-2011, 04:45 PM   #17
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we charge $8lb for pulled pork or pulled chicken and then $9lb for tri-tip.
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How do you guys factor in sides? I've only seen prices for meat so far.
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Pop's... I'm charging $8/lb "freinds & family" rate (ever widening circle) and $10/lb for everyone else. Based on what others are getting, I'm thinking it's time to kill the f&f rate. Paying waaay less than that at Restaurant Depot, so this easily covers costs & makes a profit even with wood, seasoning, etc. Pulled pork is pretty darn easy. Should have done that when I was in Texas....
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Pulled Pork $10 per pound
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Unread 05-18-2011, 11:12 PM   #21
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In Guatemala, 8-10 dollars per pound but no competitors. Depends on quantity catered.
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Long Island NY $20 pound, includes property taxes for spot where cooker is located
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I guess I undercharge... I charge my co workers/friends double the meat price. This is about 25$ for a 5 lb'r. I'm not sure that they would pay 9 $ a lb. But you guys say thats what your getting huh?
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$10 cooked weight and pulled. Like Dive I offer a discount if they want to pull it themselves but I havent had any takers yet either.
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I get $9.00 per lb.
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I guess I undercharge... I charge my co workers/friends double the meat price. This is about 25$ for a 5 lb'r. I'm not sure that they would pay 9 $ a lb. But you guys say thats what your getting huh?
I'm going to guess that you're charging about $25 for a raw 5# piece of meat...before cooking it.

If that's the case, you're actually ending up with about 2.5# of meat in the end. That $25 for 5# ($5/pound) just turned into $10/pound.

That $9 scenario doesn't seem so out of reason now, does it?

When people price pork by the pound they are doing so with cooked meat weights not raw meat weights.

I would expect more from a guy that drives an ///M.
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$10 per lb here.
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Out here we are paying 1.99/lb bone-in/lb. That's basically the best price for us due to our location circumstances.

What do ya'll think that would translate to in cooked pork/lb pricing...assuming we're also paying for wood/charcoal, injections, rubs, foil, half/fullpans etc.

Initially, I was thinking 11-12$/lb would work. Now I am second guessing that #.

Oh yeah, vending only.
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Out here we are paying 1.99/lb bone-in/lb. That's basically the best price for us due to our location circumstances.

What do ya'll think that would translate to in cooked pork/lb pricing...assuming we're also paying for wood/charcoal, injections, rubs, foil, half/fullpans etc.

Initially, I was thinking 11-12$/lb would work. Now I am second guessing that #.

Oh yeah, vending only.
$12 would work for "minimum" food costing...and that is mainland pricing. I know the COL is higher where you are. Somewhere between $12-$16 will put you in the money.
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I get $12 a pound for all smoked and packaged pork, beef or chicken breast. Comes with sauce. If somebody buys a package of better buns at the store and 2 pounds of pork, they can make 8 sammies. This is far less than the $40 min., that they would pay for those same items separately.
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