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Unread 10-06-2008, 10:21 AM   #1
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Mike and i have decided to expand our horizons a bit, we've been selling our BBQ supplies at a couple local farmers markets and have noticed a call for some food!

Applied for a TFP (temp food permit) on Monday, cooked butts and ribs on Friday (nice having that comm. kitchen) and set up EARLY Sunday morning.
Had meat back up to temp by 7:30, inspector walked thru at 7:45, passed with flying colors and were serving by 9 am!

Our goal was to sell 50 PP sandwiches, 6 slabs of ribs and as many combos (chips and drink) as we could by 2 pm.

Ended up selling 42 sammies (many combos) and all the ribs by 1:00 and that was a SLOW day as far as people coming by the market!

Handed out lots of cards and even made a few sauce sales!

What a great experience! Planning on the next 3 weekends for a little larger crowd.

Thanks for all the help from this forum! Did i already say i love my job!
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Unread 10-06-2008, 10:42 AM   #2
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Congrats man !!!!! Thanks for picture and inspiring me to get off my backside and do the same.
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Unread 10-06-2008, 11:09 AM   #3
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WTG, Bubba and Mike! What was in the combo besides the sammich?
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Great job guys! I know it is a lot of work setting up and selling food to customers that you hope buy from you. Where did you guys set-up at? Maybe I'll swing by and get some BBQ. I love going to farmers' markets.
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Pretty good job for a couple of rookies!!!!! Good to see Mike dusted off that cooker and got it out of the garage.

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Congrats Bubba! Sounds like you are off to a great start.
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Pretty good job for a couple of rookies!!!!! Good to see Mike dusted off that cooker and got it out of the garage.

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That cooker has been cooking since May of this year, and it has been doing a great job!! I love that thing, I just wish it were larger!!
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Good to see that "Mr. T" was there to keep things running correctly. Great job guys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Unread 10-06-2008, 01:05 PM   #9
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WTG, Bubba and Mike! What was in the combo besides the sammich?
For our first HD inspection, we didn't want to deal with cold storage so just chips and a soda.
This week will be the same meat (more) but were going with coleslaw and possibly beans!

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Great job guys! I know it is a lot of work setting up and selling food to customers that you hope buy from you. Where did you guys set-up at? Maybe I'll swing by and get some BBQ. I love going to farmers' markets.
Thanks Deni, were in New Baltimore, end of Washington by the lake!
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Good to see that "Mr. T" was there to keep things running correctly. Great job guys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yeah, he was in charge, sometimes a little too much!! Thanks Mark!!
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Mi. HD must be much more lenient than NE. I would never be able to vend food in an open air setting w/o a kitchen setup. Congrats on more cash flow, guys.
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Mi. HD must be much more lenient than NE. I would never be able to vend food in an open air setting w/o a kitchen setup. Congrats on more cash flow, guys.
Well, we will have to have the sides on the tent next time, and a bigger piece of carpet on the ground, but other than that, we had the wash station, not much to it other than that!
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CONGRATS!!!

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That cooker has been cooking since May of this year, and it has been doing a great job!! I love that thing, I just wish it were larger!!
It's always the same with us, you purchase a "huge" smoker, to find out that when you start vending that smoker is not as large as you once thought.

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