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  Topic: Where did everyone go?
Texman

Replies: 11
Views: 3178

PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Thu Nov 30 17 11:21 pm   Subject: Where did everyone go?
Great question. We didn't post much, but sure enjoyed reading
  Topic: What happened
Texman

Replies: 7
Views: 2021

PostForum: Off Topic   Posted: Thu Oct 26 17 3:19 am   Subject: What happened
We've enjoyed coming to this site to learn and just to browse.
What happened? There's been no activity for months?
  Topic: Looks like I'm planning a trip across the border soon!
Texman

Replies: 2
Views: 1905

PostForum: Off Topic   Posted: Sun Oct 16 16 12:39 am   Subject: Looks like I'm planning a trip across the border soon!
Yes you can get Cuban cigars in MX. We live on the MX border, but be aware of knockoffs and whack crazed dopers and narcos
  Topic: I own a restaurant and catering company, ask me anything.
Texman

Replies: 8
Views: 2663

PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Wed Dec 02 15 10:51 pm   Subject: I own a restaurant and catering company, ask me anything.
A) What is your total costs as a % of sales?
B) Total labor as % of total costs?
C) Labor as a % of total sales?
D) Food as a % of total costs?
E) Food costs as a % of total sales?
F) What estima ...
  Topic: Dallas
Texman

Replies: 2
Views: 2415

PostForum: BBQ Restaurant Reviews   Posted: Fri Oct 02 15 8:04 pm   Subject: Re: Dallas
I'm heading there in a couple weeks, I'd love to hit up some good BBQ. Any recommendations?

Pecan Lodge and Slow Bone. Take the time to review availability on the Texas Monthly BBQ site http://tmb ...
  Topic: BBQ joints in US, by state
Texman

Replies: 2
Views: 1400

PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Sat Jul 18 15 5:50 am   Subject: BBQ joints in US, by state
need your permission to access it.

Well shucks the link is dead.
  Topic: BBQ joints in US, by state
Texman

Replies: 2
Views: 1400

PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Wed Jul 15 15 11:15 pm   Subject: BBQ joints in US, by state
Interesting analysis on BBQ joints
https://magic.piktochart.com/embed/6203582-bbq-infographic
  Topic: California BBQ
Texman

Replies: 3
Views: 1303

PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Thu Jun 04 15 10:58 pm   Subject: California BBQ
This quote from Texas Monthly was a surprise:

"California is known for a lot of things—sunshine, wine, earthquakes—but its barbecue scene isn’t one of them."

Link: http://tmbbq.c ...
  Topic: $4.07/LB for choice Brisket!!! Geez...............
Texman

Replies: 22
Views: 5399

PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Tue Apr 14 15 10:27 pm   Subject: $4.07/LB for choice Brisket!!! Geez...............
Unfortunately no one in the beef chain is making money, except those ranchers who did not have to sell due to drought.

The slaughter poll for the week ending 04/18/2015 came in at an average respo ...
  Topic: $4.07/LB for choice Brisket!!! Geez...............
Texman

Replies: 22
Views: 5399

PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Fri Feb 06 15 10:54 pm   Subject: $4.07/LB for choice Brisket!!! Geez...............
Let me provide a view from my side as a rancher.

As the drought started our feed costs increased in an effort to maintain cattle and not damage pastures. As the drought continued herd numbers were ...
  Topic: Catering 17k
Texman

Replies: 1
Views: 2476

PostForum: BBQ Restaurant Reviews   Posted: Thu Jan 22 15 12:03 am   Subject: Catering 17k
Just finished reading about Eddie Dean a large caterer and joint owner.

Very thought provoking interview:
http://tmbbq.com/interview-eddie-deen-of-eddie-deens-and-co/
  Topic: Where were you 13 years ago on 9/11/01 at 9am ET?
Texman

Replies: 20
Views: 3643

PostForum: Off Topic   Posted: Fri Sep 12 14 9:05 pm   Subject: Where were you 13 years ago on 9/11/01 at 9am ET?
We were in IA on business driving the Interstate talking, when my partner mentioned "Have you noticed we're the only ones on the hwy?"

We drove approximately another 20 minutes - still n ...
  Topic: Restaurants in Katy and Sugar Land?
Texman

Replies: 9
Views: 3563

PostForum: BBQ Restaurant Reviews   Posted: Thu Aug 07 14 11:50 pm   Subject: Re: Restaurants in Katy and Sugar Land?
I'm coming through the area in a couple of weeks, and am looking for some good dinner restaurant recommendations. Ive seen some threads that recommend Luling and Midway, reviews seem mixed on Goode C ...
  Topic: best pop up canopy?
Texman

Replies: 5
Views: 1581

PostForum: Vending   Posted: Mon Aug 04 14 11:32 pm   Subject: best pop up canopy?
We've owned the same KD Kanopy http://www.kdkanopy.com/ for 12 years without any issues. They are built tough.

The upfront cost is a little testy, but considering the longevity it is well worth the ...
  Topic: Costing out sauces
Texman

Replies: 1
Views: 1254

PostForum: Catering   Posted: Thu Jul 31 14 10:06 pm   Subject: Re: Costing out sauces


Is there a formula for determine an appropriate cost of homemade sauces? I am putting together a cost sheet to provide to a local small business and I have a good estimator for meats and sides but ...
  Topic: SYSCO brisket floating between $3.76 and $3.92
Texman

Replies: 6
Views: 1996

PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Tue Jul 22 14 1:25 am   Subject: SYSCO brisket floating between $3.76 and $3.92
When freezer stocks are low it generally means prices will not decline quickly unless consumers back off.

Posted: Monday, July 21, 2014
US Frozen Meat/Poultry Stocks Seen Little Changed on Month, ...
  Topic: SYSCO brisket floating between $3.76 and $3.92
Texman

Replies: 6
Views: 1996

PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Sat Jul 12 14 10:54 pm   Subject: SYSCO brisket floating between $3.76 and $3.92
Beef prices are reported daily, as are pork and poultry items. Prices based on FOB a packing house.

As an example (excerpt):
Product: Lbs: Price range Avg. $ ...
  Topic: SYSCO brisket floating between $3.76 and $3.92
Texman

Replies: 6
Views: 1996

PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Thu Jul 10 14 5:53 am   Subject: SYSCO brisket floating between $3.76 and $3.92
Cattle
The slaughter poll for the week ending 07/12/2014 came in at an average response of 604,952 head. If realized, it remains lower than last year, to the tune of 5.62%. The story remains the reco ...
  Topic: minimum wage increase, my thoughts
Texman

Replies: 11
Views: 2243

PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Wed Jul 02 14 9:57 pm   Subject: minimum wage increase, my thoughts


Second, I believe there should be incentives to get out of poverty not a penalty. If it's more economical to stay on assistance than it is to get off why would you want to get off.

The safety ...
  Topic: minimum wage increase, my thoughts
Texman

Replies: 11
Views: 2243

PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Wed Jul 02 14 4:10 am   Subject: minimum wage increase, my thoughts
Interesting from the perspective of comparables in minimum wage just two miles from where Mexico meets the US border in our area.

Across the river from us an employee starts at 100 pesos a day, whi ...
 
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