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Bbq Bubba
10-20-2009, 08:30 AM
Was asked to vend at a 50 acre haunted forest this past weekend.
Learned a lot this weekend. A roadside vendor does NOT make you a fairway vendor. http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_rolleyes.gif
First night was busy, 1200 people who barely knew i was there because i'm not set up for night time vending. (lighting) Sold PP sammies, hot dogs, brats and hot choclate. Did OK.
Next night, broke out some halogen lighting and a sign i had picked up at a garage sale and sales tripled! 7 gallons of hot chocolate, about 100 dogs and brats and lots of PP. Sundays crowd was non existent and dumped 5 gallons of hot chocolate and bagged and froze all the leftover pork.
All in all a profitable weekend but way to much work for too little return.

Every new set-up is a learning experience and have lots of ideas for future gigs.

The only other vendor was an elephant ear trailer lit up with the neon signs and blinking lights. They sold watered down hot chocolate, stale dogs, nachos and your usual fair food. long lines all nite.http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_rolleyes.gif

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Fatback Joe
10-20-2009, 08:45 AM
The red Xs just don't do the story justice.

BigAL
10-20-2009, 09:20 AM
We want PIX!:tap:

Sounds like he!!. I did one cook for 300 ppl, didn't want to even look at the smoker for a few months! :ack2: Takes the fun out of it.

Are you look'n to go full time, or are you there now?

Can't wait to see the pix, turd.:thumbs up:

Buzzards Roost
10-20-2009, 09:58 AM
yep! red x's

SmokyOkie
10-20-2009, 12:01 PM
Wonder why. I can see all the pix. The only thing missing is Bubba's own handsome mug!

Joneser
10-20-2009, 01:29 PM
Sounds like you need to stick to roadside stuff, Steve.
At least you have the experience now and know what to expect and how to adjust your approach a bit for it.

peculiarmike
10-20-2009, 01:50 PM
Red X's.
Didn't happen. All made up. Wait'll the IRS hears. :mad: :toetap05:

Bbq Bubba
10-20-2009, 08:56 PM
The red Xs just don't do the story justice.


We want PIX!:tap:

Sounds like he!!. I did one cook for 300 ppl, didn't want to even look at the smoker for a few months! :ack2: Takes the fun out of it.

Are you look'n to go full time, or are you there now?

Can't wait to see the pix, turd.:thumbs up:


yep! red x's


Wonder why. I can see all the pix. The only thing missing is Bubba's own handsome mug!

I guess only the BBQ Jedi Masters can see the pix! :msn-wink: :roflmaoha0:

Sorry guys, they're right there???

SmokyOkie
10-20-2009, 09:45 PM
Try changin browsers fellas.

californiasmokin
10-20-2009, 09:50 PM
Try changin browsers fellas.

I see red X with I.E.

Don't see anything using Firefox.

PigCicles
10-20-2009, 09:55 PM
This ain't the Brethren buster ... you hosted the pics at another forum ... good grief what a NOOB :roflmaoha0:

Right click the X's and view the properties... getcha a pix hosting account and then you can copy and paste your threads all over the internet :smack:

See how ya are Bubba.

Bbq Bubba
10-21-2009, 08:36 AM
Try it now you whiney biatches! :roflmaoha0:

Joe.....why ya gotta be like that? :msn-wink:

Buzzards Roost
10-21-2009, 08:50 AM
Oh! I see pics now. Joe you are so smart. Thanks. Bubba I guess you'll need alot more lights for the next time. Like you said live and learn.

californiasmokin
10-21-2009, 09:29 AM
AHHHH Success!!!!!I see... I see:thumbs up:

PigCicles
10-21-2009, 09:32 AM
Try it now you whiney biatches! :roflmaoha0:

Joe.....why ya gotta be like that? :msn-wink:

Bubba - Why you gotta make me like this?? Why can't you just be like your brother Bill :roflmaoha0:

peculiarmike
10-21-2009, 10:06 AM
Soooooooooooo......................
We're distant second to the Brethren eh????? Or maybe third. Or fourth. Or.....
Who knows how many other sites he puts ahead of The Joint. And we treat him like kin.

It's all coming clear now. :toetap05:



























:roflmaoha0::roflmaoha0::roflmaoha0:

Geek with Fire
10-21-2009, 11:08 AM
Hey Bubba, how about building something that you could mount one of your banners to and set on top of your trailer when you are on site. That way when people look at your rig from a distance and see people in line, they'll know what you are selling. Just a suggestion. Nice looking setup, by the way.

SmokyOkie
10-21-2009, 11:12 AM
This ain't the Brethren buster ... you hosted the pics at another forum ... good grief what a NOOB :roflmaoha0:

Right click the X's and view the properties... getcha a pix hosting account and then you can copy and paste your threads all over the internet :smack:

See how ya are Bubba.

Then why could I see the pix?

Bbq Bubba
10-21-2009, 12:38 PM
Then why could I see the pix?

Because you my friend are a Brethren snob yourself. :roflmaoha0:

BigAL
10-21-2009, 02:11 PM
:roflmaoha0::roflmaoha0::roflmaoha0: Sweet location, right next to the porta-pooper! Guess'n to cover up your smell!:roflmaoha0::roflmaoha0::roflmaoha0:

peculiarmike
10-21-2009, 02:17 PM
:roflmaoha0::roflmaoha0::roflmaoha0: Sweet location, right next to the porta-pooper! Guess'n to cover up your smell!:roflmaoha0::roflmaoha0::roflmaoha0:

:wow:

:roflmaoha0::roflmaoha0::roflmaoha0:

Partyshack BBQ
10-21-2009, 08:25 PM
nice job. I would like to try a vending gig but I don't have the guts lol