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  Topic: Google posted a menu from 2 years ago, drama
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PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Sat Mar 19 16 8:49 pm   Subject: Google posted a menu from 2 years ago, drama
I too had to confront an individual with what I considered an unrealistic Facebook 1 star,but in my case he did list what his complaint was about. Never had our food,never stepped foot in our restau ...
  Topic: Best way to hold ribs a few days ahead of serving
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PostForum: Catering   Posted: Wed Jun 17 15 9:20 am   Subject: Best way to hold ribs a few days ahead of serving
Wrap them in plastic and put them in a cooler with ice between each layer! That simple, works as well as a blast chiller and better than any commercial refrigerator for bringing temperatures down in a ...
  Topic: promoter with no soul
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PostForum: Vending   Posted: Mon Apr 27 15 6:57 pm   Subject: promoter with no soul
We had a bad experience as well this weekend, a festival that we have done for 8 years suddenly went south. After years of 4 food vendors and being in the city park,this event moved to the county fai ...
  Topic: Stupid Azzes and dumpster fire's
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PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Wed Apr 15 15 9:09 am   Subject: Stupid Azzes and dumpster fire's
After decade's in the food business I have decided that you have to be as dumb as a box of rocks to accidentally set a dumpster on fire. I have a employee who has never,again I say never went out of ...
  Topic: Mr Tony's Kitchen- I sold her
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PostForum: Vending   Posted: Wed Apr 08 15 6:51 pm   Subject: Mr Tony's Kitchen- I sold her
Congratulations, I really think you're tex-mex is going to do great and there's a lot more profit in beans and rice! Have a great season buddy.
  Topic: Shotgun Pete Peters SR ...
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PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Wed Apr 08 15 6:37 pm   Subject: Shotgun Pete Peters SR ...
Sorry for your loss. I still dial my Dad's phone to ask how to do this or that and then get a chuckle at my expense. Remember the good times and all the lessons learned, God's blessing on you brothe ...
  Topic: Scumbag promotors
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PostForum: Vending   Posted: Thu Mar 26 15 6:46 pm   Subject: Scumbag promotors
Like Mr. Tony said, most promoters are volunteers and have good intentions, but some are scumbags and don't give a crap if you turn a profit or not. With 1,000's of new vendors every year it's not a ...
  Topic: Anyone got a story similar to this?
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PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Sat Mar 07 15 9:42 pm   Subject: Anyone got a story similar to this?
I had a waitress that was shortstopping customer's inquiries about catering and setting up deals with them on the side...

That's one of the many reasons that we have controlled our "growth&quo ...
  Topic: Mr Tony's Kitchen- I sold her
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PostForum: Vending   Posted: Mon Mar 02 15 8:51 am   Subject: Mr Tony's Kitchen- I sold her
Coming along nicely, season is going to creep up on us before we know it! Here's to the weather cooperating with you so you can finish.
  Topic: What a shyster! Falsifying time sheets.............
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PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Sun Mar 01 15 11:22 pm   Subject: What a shyster! Falsifying time sheets.............
Sometimes I envy you guy's that are in high volume locations , until I read your stories about employees! We rarely have more than 3 employees, even in our busy season I don't think that I could hand ...
  Topic: Anyone got a story similar to this?
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PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Sun Mar 01 15 11:14 pm   Subject: Anyone got a story similar to this?
I wasn't assuming you weren't busy, just that you might have more flexibility in life not committing to a 6 or 7 day a week gig if it wasn't necessary. You already pay the rent there is there enough d ...
  Topic: Anyone got a story similar to this?
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PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Sat Feb 28 15 10:57 am   Subject: Anyone got a story similar to this?
I have similar problems in my neighborhood but not that ballsy. The local meat market pulls a gas grill out of a cargo trailer on week days? I won't call them in, but it's kind of BS considering I cou ...
  Topic: Anyone got a story similar to this?
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PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Sat Feb 28 15 10:51 am   Subject: Anyone got a story similar to this?
I am not- I repeat NOT condoning this dude, but: My local auto parts store puts one of the biggest repair shop's name on my purchases to give me a better price due to their volume, which in turn helps ...
  Topic: Anyone got a story similar to this?
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PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Wed Feb 25 15 9:31 am   Subject: Anyone got a story similar to this?
Since from the get go we have operated as a Catering and Concession business that also operates a restaurant, so we're closed on weekends. Now the funniest part,on a vacant lot next door on weekends ...
  Topic: Chicherone's / cracklins / pork rinds
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PostForum: Vending   Posted: Mon Feb 23 15 7:56 pm   Subject: Chicherone's / cracklins / pork rinds
You are very wise in Cross inventory your menu! I have a feeling your going to do well with the new unit.
  Topic: Chicherone's / cracklins / pork rinds
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PostForum: Vending   Posted: Sat Feb 21 15 9:48 pm   Subject: Chicherone's / cracklins / pork rinds
My Cysco rep gave me some "pellets" I didn't check the price but I would think them to be inexpensive enough to vend. Not to mention no need to freeze or refrigerator.

When I first mentio ...
  Topic: Chicherone's / cracklins / pork rinds
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PostForum: Vending   Posted: Thu Feb 19 15 8:03 pm   Subject: Chicherone's / cracklins / pork rinds
My Cysco rep gave me some "pellets" I didn't check the price but I would think them to be inexpensive enough to vend. Not to mention no need to freeze or refrigerator.
  Topic: pig wings
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PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Tue Jan 27 15 8:13 pm   Subject: pig wings
Last time I checked they were kinda pricey. I think they would sell great though in a festival type setting.
  Topic: Shutting Her Down and Moving On
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PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Sat Jan 17 15 10:47 am   Subject: Shutting Her Down and Moving On
All the normal challenges led to the desicion to close but the main thing was/is is that I am just done.

I don't have to tell anyone here what a typical day is like. We ran two years to the day. Sa ...
  Topic: If you had to do it over again
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PostForum: Vending   Posted: Thu Jan 08 15 12:53 am   Subject: If you had to do it over again
Our cheese steak booth usually out sells our bbq trailers ,with less work and better profit margin. But cheese steak doesn't have the appeal for catering that bbq has and we are caterers first and for ...
 
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