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  Topic: 2 years later!
Lone Star BBQ & Grill

Replies: 35
Views: 18841

PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Mar 30 2015   Subject: 2 years later!
Sorry to hear you are bailing out on Anoka. Their loss.
  Topic: FEC 100 PROS & CONS
Lone Star BBQ & Grill

Replies: 5
Views: 3041

PostForum: Vending   Posted: Jan 23 2015   Subject: FEC 100 PROS & CONS
We opened our restaurant with a fec 260. Didn't care for it. Smoldering wood chunks just don't leave the right smoked flavor. As soon as I could, I switch to an Ole Hickory. Love it. Clean smoke, ...
  Topic: 2 years later!
Lone Star BBQ & Grill

Replies: 35
Views: 18841

PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Nov 24 2014   Subject: 2 years later!
Good luck. We looked at a couple places in Anoka. Great town, just not the right real estate. I spent a lot of time there growing up. My dad had a sign shop right next to the Rum River bridge in t ...
  Topic: 2 years later!
Lone Star BBQ & Grill

Replies: 35
Views: 18841

PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Nov 21 2014   Subject: 2 years later!
Is that the Rum River that the building is next to?
  Topic: Breakfast at Bbq Joint?
Lone Star BBQ & Grill

Replies: 8
Views: 2901

PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Nov 17 2014   Subject: Breakfast at Bbq Joint?
We started serving breakfast on Sat and Sun about 9 months ago. Saturdays we serve 40 to 60. Sundays usually about 100 to 140. We do a lot of the typical breakfast platters. The big sellers are ou ...
  Topic: The last great Lone Star build (lots of pics)
Lone Star BBQ & Grill

Replies: 17
Views: 7209

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Oct 13 2014   Subject: The last great Lone Star build (lots of pics)
It's been a couple years since I posted this. I believe there are probably a lot of new members since then. I believe that this was the best pit we ever built...and I still cook on it today. Tons o ...
  Topic: Anyone near Williston ND??
Lone Star BBQ & Grill

Replies: 5
Views: 1397

PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Oct 06 2014   Subject: Anyone near Williston ND??
That's a long haul. Thinking about setting up shop out there?
  Topic: The Rock River BBQ Ranch (from Rub's Backcountry Smokehouse)
Lone Star BBQ & Grill

Replies: 2
Views: 1905

PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Sep 20 2014   Subject: The Rock River BBQ Ranch (from Rub's Backcountry Smokehouse)
Well done Jared. With all you've got going on and raising a young family, I can't imagine where you find the time.
  Topic: Porky's
Lone Star BBQ & Grill

Replies: 50
Views: 9024

PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Sep 13 2014   Subject: Porky's
You are very reasonable on your sandwich pricing.
  Topic: Southern Pride vs Ole Hickory
Lone Star BBQ & Grill

Replies: 13
Views: 5800

PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Sep 11 2014   Subject: Southern Pride vs Ole Hickory
Hey Charlie, my OH does have a smoke extractor. Actually, I can't imagine not have one.
  Topic: What's new ?
Lone Star BBQ & Grill

Replies: 8
Views: 3434

PostForum: Vending   Posted: Sep 08 2014   Subject: What's new ?
We were offering a new product at a vend this weekend. We called it a Lone Star Meat Monster. It was a smoked brat in a bun, topped with diced onion, sauced pulled pork and shredded cheese. Messy t ...
  Topic: Southern Pride vs Ole Hickory
Lone Star BBQ & Grill

Replies: 13
Views: 5800

PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Sep 08 2014   Subject: Southern Pride vs Ole Hickory
I use an Ole Hickory. It is awesome and easy to use. The BBQ is first rate. We were just voted "Best BBQ in Southern Minnesota".
  Topic: Market Value of a Restaurant
Lone Star BBQ & Grill

Replies: 18
Views: 7130

PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Aug 13 2014   Subject: Market Value of a Restaurant
Haven't heard from Moonie in awhile. It would be fun to get an update.
  Topic: Dropping Brisket from my menu? ...maybe not
Lone Star BBQ & Grill

Replies: 32
Views: 9025

PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Aug 08 2014   Subject: Dropping Brisket from my menu? ...maybe not
If you are getting $24 a pound for brisket, food cost is NOT a problem.
  Topic: Other restaurants trying to poach employees?
Lone Star BBQ & Grill

Replies: 11
Views: 3064

PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Aug 08 2014   Subject: Other restaurants trying to poach employees?
Excellent post Charlie.
  Topic: Same old story, how many phone order takers do you have?
Lone Star BBQ & Grill

Replies: 5
Views: 1696

PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Jun 03 2014   Subject: Same old story, how many phone order takers do you have?
I am to the point where we do not accept any pre-ordering May through September.
If they are 10 minutes out, and pay over the phone, we do it. But I have had too many issues where they show up an hou ...
  Topic: Market Value of a Restaurant
Lone Star BBQ & Grill

Replies: 18
Views: 7130

PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: May 28 2014   Subject: Market Value of a Restaurant
I was in a partnership in the early 80's. Business was quite successful, partnership was not. Breaking up the partnership was worse than a divorce. Never again.
  Topic: Servings per 1/2
Lone Star BBQ & Grill

Replies: 6
Views: 1988

PostForum: Catering   Posted: May 02 2014   Subject: Servings per 1/2
Thanks y'all. I was guessing 25 to 30. My kitchen mgr filled an aluminum 1/2 pan with mashed potatoes, scooped it out one serving at a time, turned out to be 18 servings.
  Topic: Servings per 1/2
Lone Star BBQ & Grill

Replies: 6
Views: 1988

PostForum: Catering   Posted: May 01 2014   Subject: Servings per 1/2
I know I should know this but....how many servings do you usually figure for a 1/2 pan, ie; rice, mashed potatoes, kernel corn, etc.
  Topic: Catering contract
Lone Star BBQ & Grill

Replies: 9
Views: 2801

PostForum: Catering   Posted: Feb 14 2014   Subject: Catering contract
Thank you guys. Your help on this is much appreciated. Your contracts give me a good outline to work with.
 
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