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Fundraiser Pork Butt pricing?

 
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auto5man
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09 14 8:33 am    Post subject: Fundraiser Pork Butt pricing? Reply with quote

Not really about catering exactly...but this question IS about pricing.

My daughter is in the band, and I've been 'volunteered' to cook for a Band Booster Club fundraiser late summer to raise money for the middle school band budget. It will be presold Boston Butts only, but I'm not sure what to charge, especially in light of the current inflated pork prices. Up to this point, I've only sold to friends and by word of mouth and been charging 28.00/butt this spring, but honestly this is a pretty slim profit margin. I would think the folks buying fundraiser butts would be willing to pay more for a good 'cause'...most of the buyers will be parents of students willing to support their children's shool. I was thinking a minimum price of 35.00? Thoughts?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09 14 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Too cheap ... You should get $70 at least
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10 14 3:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wow, that just seems so high, I'm wondering if people will actually pay that much.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10 14 7:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Since it is for a fundraiser, I wouldn't see anything wrong with a price of $40 or $50 for a good pork butt. Just look at the pricing on most school fundraisers. Besides it's not really about getting a good deal its about the kids, and it doesn't hurt that you are getting some good bbq out of the deal Smile

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11 14 1:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How big are the butts going to be? At a fundraiser people will probably pay a little more, but not too much more. If you're doing whole butts, I would think 3X the meat cost is going to be the maximum, given the high cost of pork right now. Have you thought about doing a PP sammie plate (with a small bag of chips and a drink) for like $10?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12 14 11:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did a fundraiser for Travel Baseball team, sold 150 sandwiches at $5.00 and 60 whole butts at $40. Ran out of whole butts with a few people ordering for later delivery.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13 14 12:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been multiplying my raw cost by six, to get a retail price per POUND (figuring on 50% shrink after being cooked). We did a fundraiser back in january using this method, and sold out 300 pounds in less than 2 hrs, with no pre-orders
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13 14 1:16 am    Post subject: Fundraising Reply with quote

Lot of it has to do with what area you live in.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18 14 2:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a little late but may help for the future. Did a fundraiser once a month for three months $8 pp Sammie, lays regular chips, and a can of soda and an option to buy by the pound $13. Students went to local businesses for pre orders and delivered day of. People could also stop by and pick up. Our radio station throwed it out over the waves(good for name droping) at no cost because of charity. The event doubled every month.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24 14 1:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

By the pound is the only fair way...I'm selling pp bulk for 1.00/oz. or 16.00/pound...cj
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