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  Topic: AC in Trailers
bjbbq

Replies: 5
Views: 4084

PostForum: Vending   Posted: Tue Jul 26 16 10:01 am   Subject: AC in Trailers
AC is nice to have even if its not gonna net you too much cooling when its real hot out. The big issue is if you have fryers like I do. They put off too much heat for the AC to compete with. So we swe ...
  Topic: So you want to vend...what now?
bjbbq

Replies: 5
Views: 10727

PostForum: Vending   Posted: Tue Jul 26 16 9:26 am   Subject: So you want to vend...what now?
Folks, Tony is 100% right about what he said. i have seen him in action and he works his butt off to give the customer a great product. Being successful in this game is really hard and can be stressfu ...
  Topic: BBQ: Food Truck or Porch Trailer
bjbbq

Replies: 7
Views: 3607

PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Sun Oct 18 15 12:40 pm   Subject: BBQ: Food Truck or Porch Trailer
Tony made a good point that I forgot to mention and it is good to reiterate that the length might cost you a bit more money to park. My 20' trailer is really close to 28' with the V nose and extended ...
  Topic: BBQ: Food Truck or Porch Trailer
bjbbq

Replies: 7
Views: 3607

PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Fri Oct 16 15 10:09 am   Subject: BBQ: Food Truck or Porch Trailer
We have a 20 ft BBQ trailer with a 14ft kitchen and 6ft porch. I like it a lot and it works well with what we are doing. The type of vending might have more to do with what setup you need. I always th ...
  Topic: Fast Food Joints and BBQ!
bjbbq

Replies: 7
Views: 3030

PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Tue Oct 13 15 5:56 am   Subject: Fast Food Joints and BBQ!
It still amazes me what people will buy to eat. The Mc Rib sandwich has been around for a really long time and some people still probably think its really a rack of ribs on a bun! Its just like the gr ...
  Topic: How are you holding your Q
bjbbq

Replies: 7
Views: 2661

PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Tue Sep 29 15 12:06 am   Subject: How are you holding your Q
We had a similar issue at one point and found that the Sham was a bit too cool, so we upped the temp to 155. Secret in a Sham(not sure about a CVAP) is to keep all food tightly wrapped and not cut or ...
  Topic: Chicken Wings, Anyone else doing them?
bjbbq

Replies: 13
Views: 9211

PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Tue Sep 08 15 11:43 am   Subject: Chicken Wings, Anyone else doing them?
At our place the wings are very popular. It is maybe a local thing as I had no intention of selling wings when we opened, but soon found out that everybody wanted them. So I decided that I would try t ...
  Topic: Fresh cut fries
bjbbq

Replies: 36
Views: 10876

PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Mon Jul 27 15 3:32 pm   Subject: Fresh cut fries
We fry our fries in a similar fashion the the Belgian style here at our place. As a Texan, I had no interest in selling fries at our restaurant at first. I was told that I would be crazy to not sell f ...
  Topic: Dry rub
bjbbq

Replies: 3
Views: 1749

PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Mon Jun 15 15 10:41 am   Subject: Dry rub
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  Topic: Well, how was your holiday weekend???
bjbbq

Replies: 4
Views: 1441

PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Thu May 28 15 10:35 am   Subject: Well, how was your holiday weekend???
We are closed Monday. I know what you mean about employees. I just lost a cook, but he did me a favor by quitting. Not very bright.

Call the restaurant ahead of time to make sure I'm around. Ive b ...
  Topic: Food Tray Question
bjbbq

Replies: 11
Views: 3858

PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Tue May 26 15 8:25 am   Subject: Food Tray Question
we use the plastic 10x14 black with 24" butcher paper. We cut the butcher paper in about 10" pieces and then cut them in half. A 1000ft roll last about a month and a half.

Trays hold up w ...
  Topic: Well, how was your holiday weekend???
bjbbq

Replies: 4
Views: 1441

PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Tue May 26 15 8:09 am   Subject: Well, how was your holiday weekend???
We did very well. I was gone camping and my staff ran things very good while I was away. We did almost identical sales for friday, saturday and sunday. Nice steady weekend.

The summer tourist seaso ...
  Topic: $4.07/LB for choice Brisket!!! Geez...............
bjbbq

Replies: 22
Views: 6144

PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Tue Feb 10 15 5:47 am   Subject: $4.07/LB for choice Brisket!!! Geez...............
I'm at $3.99 lb for certified Angus packers fro Sysco right now.
  Topic: Rare bad review on YELP... and then a great one...
bjbbq

Replies: 13
Views: 3715

PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Sun Feb 01 15 7:36 am   Subject: Rare bad review on YELP... and then a great one...
Having a good time with customers is what makes them feel at home in your establishment as well as part of your group of peers. I always try to joke around with customers whether I'm cleaning tables, ...
  Topic: Beef! WTF?! Ranting!
bjbbq

Replies: 18
Views: 4015

PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Thu May 29 14 8:27 pm   Subject: Beef! WTF?! Ranting!
Sysco seems to get my brisket the way I like it. Only problem is getting small ones occasionally.
  Topic: Fresh Cut Fries
bjbbq

Replies: 15
Views: 2980

PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Sun Apr 20 14 9:46 pm   Subject: Fresh Cut Fries
I'm pretty sure my last invoice was under $17 for a 50lb case of #1s. I can yield over 50 orders of fries per case @ $2.25 per order.

My dishwashers typically punch the potatoes and do the rinse. ...
  Topic: Starting my own BBQ joint!
bjbbq

Replies: 86
Views: 23953

PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Sun Apr 20 14 9:26 pm   Subject: Starting my own BBQ joint!
We were lucky enough to have the Green Bay Packer Tailgate tour stop in for dinner last night. Was a bit of a surprise as we didn't know they were coming, but we served up some great BBQ and all were ...
  Topic: Starting my own BBQ joint!
bjbbq

Replies: 86
Views: 23953

PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Tue Apr 15 14 2:39 am   Subject: Starting my own BBQ joint!
Been going strong now for about 7 weeks and all is good so far. Many trials and tribulations, but doing well. We have stabilized as far as sales after opening and it looks to only improve as the weath ...
  Topic: Fresh Cut Fries
bjbbq

Replies: 15
Views: 2980

PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Tue Apr 15 14 2:12 am   Subject: Fresh Cut Fries
We use 340 to pre cook and 360-365 to finish. The pre cook takes about 3-4 min. and the crisp takes 1-1.5 min. depending on the condition of the oil.

We punch all the taters out and wash them seve ...
  Topic: Insurance with a BBQ pit. Who>?
bjbbq

Replies: 13
Views: 2418

PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Tue Mar 25 14 9:58 am   Subject: Insurance with a BBQ pit. Who>?
My Policy is through Society Ins.
I'm not too sure if Pellets are considered a solid fuel. I have my smokers under the hood that has a fire suppression system, so they had no problem writing my polic ...
 
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