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Old 03-22-2014, 02:36 PM   #1
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Default Brisket prices rising. What are you going to do?

I just checked the price of brisket on Rienhart's order guide (my supplier) and it is at $3.00/#. That is a 17% increase in raw price. 34% if you use a 50% yield. Does anyone see not having brisket as a menu item on the future?
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Old 03-23-2014, 02:29 PM   #2
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I bought a few cases when they were 2.38 a lbs for the jobs I got lined up in the near future. Pork around here is on the rise as well. Butts are up .40 in the last too weeks. Lot of disease going around I am told.
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Find another supplier.
Sysco is $2.55.
When my supplier prices go up my brisket prices will obviously rise also.
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Unfortunately we are seeing just the beginning of this. Our countries fiscal policies are causing food prices to rise at a dramatic rate. Possibly reaching a "skyrocketing" phase. The only answer is to raise retail prices unless you have a large fortune already financing your business.
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I just checked the price of brisket on Rienhart's order guide (my supplier) and it is at $3.00/#. That is a 17% increase in raw price. 34% if you use a 50% yield.

Ummm, it would be 17% no matter what yield you used, unless the yield magically changed due to the price increase.
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I don't know what the bigger outfits (chain BBQ joints) will do, if anything. But I know the smaller local outfits I've talked to said they will continue to offer brisket until it becomes unprofitable for them to do so. It hasn't reached that point yet but for many it is getting closer.
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I've had three price increases in three weeks on briskets. Order on Friday was $3.48 for IBP choice.
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I just paid $1.89 for butts, when I started a year and a half ago they were $.89 a pound. We are going to have to raise prices again this week.
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I just paid $1.89 for butts, when I started a year and a half ago they were $.89 a pound. We are going to have to raise prices again this week.
Dude that is crazy. I to remember butts being .89 to .99 a pound. I'm just glad the economies getting better...
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Sorry about the bad math. But at what point do you not offer it. At this point I need to charge $18/#. That is is getting close to my cost for NY strip.
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Sorry about the bad math. But at what point do you not offer it. At this point I need to charge $18/#. That is is getting close to my cost for NY strip.
That's a good question. I guess you can do two things. You can keep offering it until the price you have to sell it at gets high enough where the customer will not pay for it. Or you can make an arbitrary decision that once the price gets to "X" amount you decide to take it off the menu. But either way if what "they" say is true and the price of beef is not finished going up. Odds are you're going to eventually stop selling it no matter what means you use to get to that conclusion.
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Dude that is crazy. I to remember butts being .89 to .99 a pound. I'm just glad the economies getting better...
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I paid 2.88 for a case of Brisket at Sam's (some of the worst packers I have seen)

I paid 1.89lb case price for butts. Not very good quality either.

I've been told by some Iowa buddies that raise both, that cattle prices are going up due to last summers drought causing a shortage of beef. and Hog priced because of PED disease. He feels the hog prices will correct themselves by the end of the summer, and as hog lots get back up to full stregnth, but the cattle prices will take time.

It sucks when you can buy a sirloin roast cheaper than a brisket.

I will be raising prices and hope the eaters at the festivals understand.
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I started using chuck roll instead of brisket, it's $3.10 per pound but the yield is far better. All of my customers like it a lot better than brisket. We can't get very good briskets around here. I cook it to med. rare and if they want it more done I just throw it on the flat top.
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I sell $8 brisket sandwiches and $16 pounds. I've always viewed brisket as a sacrificial item. I make up for it on sides.
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