how much?

Discussion in 'Pork' started by bbq-kind-of-guy, May 15, 2008.

  1. I have started cooking for a few people around town. they call in their order thursday and come pick it up fri or sat. how much should i charge for a 5lb butt and 2 racks of baby backs?
  2. pigcicles

    pigcicles Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Usually licensed merchants will go 2-3 times over costs. Working on the 'good ol' boy' standard and thinking about how valuable your time is. Figure from 50% of costs on up. That'll give ya some spending / upgrading money.

    On edit: To clarify - Cost of all materials, meat, etc plus mark up of 50% of that cost on up.

    That's my pennies worth - keep the change.
  3. gobbledot

    gobbledot Meat Mopper

    Around here a lb of pulled pork is $9.95/lb. I just had a friend buy some yesterday is how I know.. Hope this helps..
  4. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    $9.95/lb ... if I would've charged that for the 8# butt I'm doing for someone I would've made a killer profit!! I'm a sucker for generosity and for this first "bought" smoke, charged $25. Now that I've seen some of the prices posted here, will definitely have to up the ante!
  5. jakesmith

    jakesmith Fire Starter

    Hmm, in the catering bro used to do, he charged $30-$40 for a butt and $20 for a rack of ribs.

    As with any business its what the market will bear. If the guy is buying two butts and a two rack of ribs, I'd probably give him a deal.
  6. crewcab4x4

    crewcab4x4 Smoking Fanatic

    $20 for a rack of ribs is a little low in my opinion. you could have $9-$13 just in the meat. If they wanted 20 racks maybe that wouldn't be bad. 1 or 2 not so much.
  7. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    All that advice and no Roll Call post ?? For shame, for shame...
  8. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I am very diligent in checking... besides, I went to look for his smoker, etc... and no info.

    Offered the best advice I could with no data.
  9. If thats all you would charge, Ill skip all this and just buy from you!!

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