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Unread 10-06-2008, 09:50 AM   #1
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Doing a gig for 50 wanting just pulled pork. I'm looking at charging them $150

Any thoughts?, too high too low or right on? Just trying to see where my prices are compared to the rest of you...
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50 people @ 1/3# sandwich = 16.6 lbs of cooked pork X 2 (50% loss) = 33.3 lbs of uncooked meat @ $1.50 per lb = $50.00.

Add fuel, rub and sauce, foil pans your at $60-65....

I would charge 3X my materials for labor (profit) so $180-195 here.

Your pretty close.
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Great formula, Bubba!
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Yeah I'd up it a bit too. You are charging $3.00 per sammich @ $150
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Thanks for the help, I'll up it to $185
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