ಚಿಕನ್
The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS.


Forum Portal Recipes Smoke Signals Magazine Welocme Merchandise Associations Purchase Subscription Brethren Banners
Go Back   The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS. > Discussion Area > Q-talk

Notices

Q-talk *ON TOPIC ONLY* QUALITY ON TOPIC discussion of Backyard BBQ, grilling, Equipment and just outdoor cookin' in general, hints, tips, tricks & techniques, success, failures... but stay on topic. And watch for that hijacking.


Reply
Thread Tools
Unread 07-02-2008, 09:58 AM   #1
Jacked UP BBQ
Babbling Farker
 
Join Date: 06-09-08
Location: Forker River, NJ
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default Getting in the BBQ business

I have always wanted to open a BBQ restaurant in my area. I finally got the backing and the perfect spot (I hope). I have a concession cart on the side of the road that I do Pulled pork, ribs, and hot dogs. But now it time to get a store front and go for it. I have a great group for my staff. I was wondering if anyone had any advice or do's and do nots of the business.

We are going for the cafeteria style like Jacks, down in Nashville Tennessee.
Jacked UP BBQ is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 07-02-2008, 05:46 PM   #2
SoEzzy
Full Fledged Farker
 
SoEzzy's Avatar
 
Join Date: 12-02-06
Location: SLC, UT
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

.....
__________________
"There is no such thing as a little garlic." A.Baer

Last edited by SoEzzy; 07-03-2008 at 07:04 AM..
SoEzzy is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 07-02-2008, 07:48 PM   #3
ThomEmery
Babbling Farker
 
ThomEmery's Avatar
 
Join Date: 08-20-05
Location: Indio Ca.
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

There is a CD you see advertised on EBay
It would be worth the small investment
__________________
Catering, Contests, and Community Service

Team What Wood Jesus Que?

Www.bbqthom.com
ThomEmery is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 07-02-2008, 08:56 PM   #4
Lazy Dawg
On the road to being a farker
 
Lazy Dawg's Avatar
 
Join Date: 03-07-06
Location: Sayville NY
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

[quote=OC PIG ASSASSINS;676746]I have always wanted to open a BBQ restaurant in my area. I finally got the backing and the perfect spot (I hope). I have a concession cart on the side of the road that I do Pulled pork, ribs, and hot dogs. But now it time to get a store front and go for it. I have a great group for my staff. I was wondering if anyone had any advice or do's and do nots of the business.

We are going for the cafeteria style like Jacks, down in Nashville Tennessee.
[/quote

With regards to your roadside setup. How many did you serve in a day and how often were you there? I am torn between doing the same thing or just setting up roadside for the time being.Know many restaurant folks and the expense of mortar & bicks is daunting. I thing a get'emand get'em out may be the way to go to save on staffing expenses. Good luck and may the smoke blow your way on your venture.

LD
__________________
Fred

Lazy Dawg BBQ Team

2 Offset Tin cans
1 Weber smokey Joe

When my day comes to meet my maker.... I hope to have spent a few days in paradise before the devil knows I'm there 8)
Lazy Dawg is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 07-02-2008, 10:59 PM   #5
Jacked UP BBQ
Babbling Farker
 
Join Date: 06-09-08
Location: Forker River, NJ
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

We are just starting with the side of the road gig also. We do not have an average since we are so new. I expect to do between 100 and 200 lunches a day, we are on a major side highway with a lot of truck traffic. We are there seven days a week from 11am-4pm. Make sure if you do not work it yourself that your employee does not help himself to partnership if you know what I mean!!! a lot of cash in this business.
Jacked UP BBQ is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 07-03-2008, 02:52 AM   #6
Qcrue2U
is one Smokin' Farker
 
Qcrue2U's Avatar
 
Join Date: 06-13-08
Location: San Luis Obispo, CA
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Out here in Cali, I cant do roadside!!! They almost force you into a storefront... But I don't quite have the capital.. Starting my business plan for a bank loan I guess... :(
__________________
NexGrill 110,000 btu, (B.A.M.F.)
SilverSmoker!!
(2) wsm clones :P
el cheapO gasser
ECB - Smoke N Grill
mini webber clone, with warming rack!
Brinkman - Verticle
My arsenals of the trade!! \m/

Qcrue2U is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 07-03-2008, 07:14 AM   #7
tjus77
is One Chatty Farker
 
tjus77's Avatar
 
Join Date: 10-19-06
Location: Tomball, TX
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Congrats and good luck!!!!! As my boss said when I worked in BBQ joint in high school..... keep it high quality, keep it clean, keep it fair, they will come back over and over even if it is not 100% what they are looking for in flavor.
__________________
Skinny Cooks Can't Be Trusted!
Lyfe Tyme Smoker
Campfire Cookset, Dutch Oven Cooking Table
Variety of Cast Iron DO's
Char-Griller Gas Grill, Weber Kettle

Cajuns make better lovers cause we'll eat ANYTHING.
tjus77 is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 07-03-2008, 08:12 AM   #8
maxwell
Got rid of the matchlight.
 
Join Date: 07-02-08
Location: UK
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

good luck with the venture mates.
hope it all works out.



maxwell
__________________
http://www.sizzlingbbqs.co.uk/
maxwell is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 07-03-2008, 09:49 AM   #9
Capt. Rough Chop
Found some matches.
 
Capt. Rough Chop's Avatar
 
Join Date: 06-28-08
Location: Delray Beach, FL
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Good luck. As far as location goes, try to get a good lunch crowd and serve it up quick.

I used to live up in north Florida (Gainesville) where it is more southern "country" than where I am at now in south Florida and the one thing I really miss is good ole side of the road BBQ. I never see it down here, except when I go to the junkyard looking for car parts. There are a few mom and pop BBQ joints but they are very few, mostly chain-type places.
Capt. Rough Chop is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 07-03-2008, 11:29 AM   #10
BBQ_MAFIA
Quintessential Chatty Farker
 
BBQ_MAFIA's Avatar
 
Join Date: 07-10-05
Location: NORTH BERGEN, NEW JERSEY
Downloads: 1
Uploads: 0
Default

I don't have any advise for you but, I do wish you the best of luck with your new business venture. Maybe we will take a ride to Forked river and say hello once you get set up.
__________________
Guido

Lang 60
Lang 84 Deluxe Warmer with Chargrill
Large Spicewine
Large BGE
XL - BGE
Med. BGE ( Bought it for my son Vincenzo)
Brinkman Snp
Brinkman ECB
GOSM
Weber Kettle
Kenmore Elite Gasser
Camp Chef Outdoor Stove
1-Banjo
BBQ_MAFIA is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 07-03-2008, 11:35 AM   #11
Jax191
On the road to being a farker
 
Join Date: 06-09-08
Location: Tampa
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Capt. Rough Chop View Post
Good luck. As far as location goes, try to get a good lunch crowd and serve it up quick.

I used to live up in north Florida (Gainesville) where it is more southern "country" than where I am at now in south Florida and the one thing I really miss is good ole side of the road BBQ. I never see it down here, except when I go to the junkyard looking for car parts. There are a few mom and pop BBQ joints but they are very few, mostly chain-type places.
We don't have those types of places in Jax either. The only time I get some decent BBQ (when I'm not cooking at least ) is when I visit my in-laws in Kansas City.
__________________
Currently hobbling along with a Brinkman Electric "Water" smoker.
Jax191 is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 07-03-2008, 01:36 PM   #12
snoqualmiesmoker
is one Smokin' Farker
 
Join Date: 06-01-04
Location: Snoqualmie, wa
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

1. Service. 2. Service 3. Service 4. Quality of the food. 5. Fair prices.

Get something unique, something memorable to give people something no one else serves...
Buy the book Raving Fans. Read it. Live it. You live and die by the customer.
__________________
Large Big Green Egg
Weber Kettle Blue 22
Weber Smokey Joe
Weber Gold Genesis (Sadly, this did not come with a long keyboard solo)
1 ~ 3-year old Princess
1 ~ 1-year old Caveman
1 Chihuahua
Wife
[url]http://jimmysbigegg.blogspot.com/[/url]
snoqualmiesmoker is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 07-03-2008, 01:36 PM   #13
snoqualmiesmoker
is one Smokin' Farker
 
Join Date: 06-01-04
Location: Snoqualmie, wa
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jax191 View Post
We don't have those types of places in Jax either. The only time I get some decent BBQ (when I'm not cooking at least ) is when I visit my in-laws in Kansas City.
Try living in Seattle. I only get good BBQ when I get to the in-laws in Texas...
__________________
Large Big Green Egg
Weber Kettle Blue 22
Weber Smokey Joe
Weber Gold Genesis (Sadly, this did not come with a long keyboard solo)
1 ~ 3-year old Princess
1 ~ 1-year old Caveman
1 Chihuahua
Wife
[url]http://jimmysbigegg.blogspot.com/[/url]
snoqualmiesmoker is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 07-03-2008, 04:45 PM   #14
FlCracker
Knows what a fatty is.
 
Join Date: 04-25-04
Location: Sebring , Fl
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

If you ever in Sebring,Fl. come by my place
__________________
William L. Moore
Fl Cracker BBQ and Catering
GOSM charcoal model
500 gal homebuilt smoker
FlCracker is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 07-03-2008, 05:07 PM   #15
jbrink01
is Blowin Smoke!
 
jbrink01's Avatar
 
Join Date: 08-17-06
Location: Washington, Missouri
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

I do roadside and catering as a side business. In this economy there is NO WAY i'd open a store front. I won't tell all, but will tell you my meat bill last year was just short of $40,000.00. Big roadside is more profitable than a store with less risk. My pit / trailer, truck and equipment total about $80k.
__________________
[CENTER][B][/B] [/CENTER]
[CENTER][B][I][B]KCBS #13207[/B][/I][/B][/CENTER]
[CENTER][B][I]2013 Insane Can Posse [/I][I]Tour [/I][/B][/CENTER]
[CENTER][I]Sponsored By: [/I][/CENTER]
[CENTER][B][I]Gateway BBQ Store[/I][/B][/CENTER]
[CENTER][B][I]Blues Hog BBQ Company[/I][/B][/CENTER]
[CENTER][B][I]Plowboys BBQ Company[/I][/B][/CENTER]
jbrink01 is offline   Reply With Quote


Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How does this BBQ business work? stanX Catering, Vending and Cooking For The Masses. 22 08-29-2011 12:40 PM
New BBQ business? BBQ'n The Burbs Catering, Food Handling and Awareness 18 10-27-2010 02:58 PM
The Business of Competition BBQ musicmanryann Competition BBQ 11 04-03-2009 08:49 PM

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Loading



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:14 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise v2.6.0 Beta 4 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
2003 -2012 © BBQ-Brethren Inc. All rights reserved. All Content and Flaming Pig Logo are registered and protected under U.S and International Copyright and Trademarks. Content Within this Website Is Property of BBQ Brethren Inc. Reproduction or alteration is strictly prohibited.