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ohman
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01 05 7:01 am    Post subject: Rib Dinner Reply with quote

The place where I sell everyday has really improved since I started selling brisket. Now I have several asking me to do a rib dinner once a week like on a Friday. I think it is a great idea. The problem is I have no idea how much to make and how much to charge for a rib dinner. I was thinking part of a rack of ribs and 2 side dishes. Any ideas?
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allsmokenofire
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01 05 7:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My 2 cents.....there's not a whole lot of margin in ribs, and they don't hold/reheat well. If you really think there is enough demand for it, I'd make it worth you're while. I'd cook spares cuz they're cheaper and will hold better than baby backs. I'd give 'em a 3 rib dinner w/ 2 sides for around $8 bucks. You should get 4 dinners per rack...thats $32 retail per rack, you'll have about $11.50 in cost for the meat(figurin' at $2.25/lb), then less what 8 portions of sides cost you, less the plate/napkin/silverware kinda thing, less your time/rub/overhead thingy....starts to whittle down pretty quick. Better to be short of product at first, cuts down on the waste, plus gives people the notion to order early, or even better start placin' orders in advance.

Again....just my 2 cents, and I've never even set foot in a Holiday Inn Express Laughing

Good Luck!!
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01 05 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Allsmoke for the info!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02 05 7:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds pretty close to me too, although I usually sell dinners for groups of 50 or more at that price. Maybe a two rib dinner, or a bit more on the price per plate- you will have to try it out and keep track of expenses. I charge $18.00 a slab for St Loius style ribs (I have about $9.00 at my cost for a case price, plus fuel, sauce etc.)
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 08 05 1:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ohman, how are your rib dinners going!?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10 05 6:55 am    Post subject: rib dinner price with two sides Reply with quote

I wouldn't sell yourself short on the rib dinner.
Ribs are a specialty item and you are a speciliazed chef in this instance.

I would definatley charge $10.00 easy.
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