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Bbq Bubba
10-07-2008, 07:00 PM
Mike and i have decided to expand our horizons http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_eek.gif a bit, we've been selling our BBQ supplies at a couple local farmers markets and have noticed a call for some food!

Applied for a TFP (temp food permit) on Monday, cooked butts and ribs on Friday (nice having that comm. kitchen) and set up EARLY Sunday morning.
Had meat back up to temp by 7:30, inspector walked thru at 7:45, passed with flying colors and were serving by 9 am!

Our goal was to sell 50 PP sandwiches, 6 slabs of ribs and as many combos (chips and drink) as we could by 2 pm.

Ended up selling 42 sammies (many combos) and all the ribs by 1:00 and that was a SLOW day as far as people coming by the market!

Handed out lots of cards and even made a few sauce sales!

What a great experience! Planning on the next 3 weekends for a little larger crowd.

Thanks for all the help from this forum! Did i already say i love my job! http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/images/smilies/cool.gif


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californiasmokin
10-07-2008, 08:58 PM
That is great Bubba,
There is something so satisfying about watching people enjoy your food.And to make a little money doing it doesn't hurt either!
Sounds like you will have some good exposure.
Paul

PigCicles
10-07-2008, 09:17 PM
Ya'll are turnin into a steam roller BBQ Machine! :thumbs up:

Highest hopes ya'll get everything you want out of the sales and stay busy.

flying illini
10-07-2008, 09:47 PM
Cool, Bubba. Glad to hear this.

SmokyOkie
10-08-2008, 10:47 AM
Beats the he!! out of working construction for somebody else doesn't iti?:thumbs up:

Bbq Bubba
10-08-2008, 11:28 AM
Beats the he!! out of working construction for somebody else doesn't iti?:thumbs up:

It really does, now if i could do it more often.....

Unfortunately, winter will be setting in and this will probably come to a halt, although i have found a few indoor mkts that i might be able to work at!

Fatback Joe
10-08-2008, 11:39 AM
It really does, now if i could do it more often.....

Unfortunately, winter will be setting in and this will probably come to a halt, although i have found a few indoor mkts that i might be able to work at!


Time to head South. :msn-wink:

SmokyOkie
10-08-2008, 12:04 PM
Either that, or find a restaurant location. Get one out on the highway where the snowmobilers can stop in for Q and beers.

Geek with Fire
10-08-2008, 12:07 PM
Either that, or find a restaurant location. Get one out on the highway where the snowmobilers can stop in for Q and beers.

Heck ya, I used to work in MI; feeding the snowmobilers aught to keep you busy about 10 months a year, eh?

Fatback Joe
10-08-2008, 12:25 PM
How long would it take the smoker to fall in if you set up by the ice fishermen?

jts70
10-08-2008, 12:52 PM
Great news! Congrats:woohoo:

SmokyOkie
10-08-2008, 02:08 PM
Never!