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  Topic: IT'S ALIVE!!!! (New smoker)
Grills Gone Wild

Replies: 15
Views: 7290

PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Jan 05 2016   Subject: IT'S ALIVE!!!! (New smoker)
Starting out with 3 Oylers. Now that is the cat's meow. I've had some experience with a Oyler 700 in a restaurant, so if you need some help just give me a shout.
  Topic: I own a restaurant and catering company, ask me anything.
Grills Gone Wild

Replies: 8
Views: 3891

PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Nov 10 2015   Subject: I own a restaurant and catering company, ask me anything.
What do you know now, that you wished you'd known about before you started planning it out?

I wish I would have known all the shortcuts now that allow us to come in a 9AM rather than 6:30AM like we ...
  Topic: Food Prep Question
Grills Gone Wild

Replies: 3
Views: 2109

PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Aug 01 2015   Subject: Food Prep Question
Yes, you or someone comes in early enough to throw on the ribs and chicken for the lunch crowd.
  Topic: advice for new start up
Grills Gone Wild

Replies: 5
Views: 2806

PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Jul 16 2015   Subject: advice for new start up
#1 - Correct. You need to get payroll in line with your sales.
#2 - Apparently he doesn't know BBQ. I don't see 28% being realistic unless you have a way to sell out every day and not selling brisk ...
  Topic: Fresh cut fries
Grills Gone Wild

Replies: 36
Views: 12614

PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Jul 08 2015   Subject: Fresh cut fries
Typically you can blanch them and have them sit by the fryer until single orders come in.
  Topic: BBQ Restaurant Equipment on Auction
Grills Gone Wild

Replies: 0
Views: 1427

PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: May 27 2015   Subject: BBQ Restaurant Equipment on Auction
Here's an auction down in Houston, TX from a BBQ Restaurant that closed. There is an Ole Hickory pit up for bid.

http://auction.mainauctionservices.com/cgi-bin/mnlist.cgi?mainauction4/category/ALL
  Topic: Food Tray Question
Grills Gone Wild

Replies: 11
Views: 4261

PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: May 27 2015   Subject: Food Tray Question
I found out they are 1/4 baking sheet pans.
  Topic: Food Tray Question
Grills Gone Wild

Replies: 11
Views: 4261

PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: May 25 2015   Subject: Food Tray Question
I'll see if I can get the dimensions. if I had to guess I would say they are about 10"x14". I like the size of these because it doesn't make the portions look small compared to tray.
  Topic: Food Tray Question
Grills Gone Wild

Replies: 11
Views: 4261

PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: May 25 2015   Subject: Food Tray Question
Here's a couple of pictures with food on the tray.

http://www.hickoryroots.com/images/hickory%20roots%20bbq%20-%20pic%20(36)-crop-u2715.jpg

http://www.soezzy.com/bbq/images/tsr/hickory%20roots% ...
  Topic: Food Tray Question
Grills Gone Wild

Replies: 11
Views: 4261

PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: May 23 2015   Subject: Food Tray Question
Lots of places around here go with the smaller metal trays lined with butcher paper.
  Topic: Looks like I'm opening up my own place...need Oyler help
Grills Gone Wild

Replies: 8
Views: 3599

PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: May 16 2015   Subject: Looks like I'm opening up my own place...need Oyler help
I cranked the temp set up to 275 and that seems to be where I can get the spares done in around 3 hours. I used an infrared temp laser and in the middle of the cooker it was showing temps below the 2 ...
  Topic: Looks like I'm opening up my own place...need Oyler help
Grills Gone Wild

Replies: 8
Views: 3599

PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: May 15 2015   Subject: Looks like I'm opening up my own place...need Oyler help
I've built a couple of fires so far and one test cook. There was a remodel done to the building last year and I think it messed up the air pressure because when opening the doors with the evac on, th ...
  Topic: Looks like I'm opening up my own place...need Oyler help
Grills Gone Wild

Replies: 8
Views: 3599

PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: May 05 2015   Subject: Looks like I'm opening up my own place...need Oyler help
Harry - What cook times are you getting on a brisket setting it to that temp?
  Topic: Looks like I'm opening up my own place...need Oyler help
Grills Gone Wild

Replies: 8
Views: 3599

PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: May 01 2015   Subject: Looks like I'm opening up my own place...need Oyler help
Back story is I was going to partner up last spring with someone to open up a BBQ place, but it didn't work out. I have now been unemployed for 7 months and have looked at many places to open up my o ...
  Topic: Shotgun Pete Peters SR ...
Grills Gone Wild

Replies: 13
Views: 3457

PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Apr 18 2015   Subject: Shotgun Pete Peters SR ...
Sorry for your loss. It is nice you have a daily reminder on your sign to remind you of your precious dad.
  Topic: Fair price for an Ole Hickory?
Grills Gone Wild

Replies: 3
Views: 1901

PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Mar 06 2015   Subject: Fair price for an Ole Hickory?
Do you think $9,000 for a 2005 Ole Hickory EL with upgrade of cook-n-hold and smoke extractor in good working order is a fair price?
  Topic: Shutting Her Down and Moving On
Grills Gone Wild

Replies: 22
Views: 8774

PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Jan 30 2015   Subject: Shutting Her Down and Moving On
Sounds like a good idea. Maybe start another thread to talk about it.
  Topic: SYSCO brisket floating between $3.76 and $3.92
Grills Gone Wild

Replies: 6
Views: 2395

PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Jul 11 2014   Subject: SYSCO brisket floating between $3.76 and $3.92
I would tell your rep to bring you a deal or you will be going to Walmart for your briskets. I know I stocked up as much as I could with $1.97/lb choice briskets from Walmart when I had a chance a co ...
  Topic: Who's serving Beef Short Ribs?
Grills Gone Wild

Replies: 2
Views: 969

PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Apr 15 2014   Subject: Who's serving Beef Short Ribs?
I talked to a few people and it looks like current pricing is anywhere between $5.50-$5.75. I got a case at Restaurant Depot that was on sale for $5.29/lb. The pricing seems that are going to keep c ...
  Topic: Who's serving Beef Short Ribs?
Grills Gone Wild

Replies: 2
Views: 969

PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Apr 11 2014   Subject: Who's serving Beef Short Ribs?
Here in Texas, Beef Short Ribs are becoming more a staple on the BBQ scene then ever before. I know a lot of BBQ places that will only cook up a few racks just to say the serve them, but they rather ...
 
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