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post #21 of 33

Here's another thought. What if you only had 1 item, say PP sammies, but they were the best that anybody has ever tasted. The word got around the event & you had a line a mile long. How about having someone walking around the crowd with a plate of PP giving out samples & letting them know where they could get a PP sammie?

post #22 of 33

Any update on the event???

 Curious how its coming together.

post #23 of 33
Thread Starter 

SmokinAL - That is a good idea. I thought if I sold turkey legs I would give about 10 away for free and let people walk around with them

 

Mo - 3 weeks and counting  I hope I am thinking wrong but I caluculated about 1200 lbs of butt... I hope I am way off

post #24 of 33

Good Luck and remember keep it simple, speed it the key to being profitable.

 

Keep us posted we are all pulling for you.

post #25 of 33

Buck  I hope your ok down in AL. I know you near the area that got hit hard. 

 

post #26 of 33
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Buck  I hope your ok down in AL. I know you near the area that got hit hard. 

 


 

Good to know bmudd.

 

Hope all is well with you and yours Buck. Let us know you're ok.

post #27 of 33

good luck.....can't wait to see what you come up with

post #28 of 33
Thread Starter 

Sorry guy's I have not replied in a few day's.  Trying to dig out of all this mess.  You can never imagine in your wildest dreams what it is like here.  We are OK and the trailer survived :)  I did get a call and the festival has been cancelled this year, they will not have power for at least 2 weeks.  I will try to send pics this weekend of some of the damage.

post #29 of 33

Hi Buckscent!

 

I forgot where you are from. Could you put that in your bio, so it comes up on your posts?

 

City & state----or Part of what state would be fine.

 

Glad you all are OK.

 

 

Thanks,

Bear

post #30 of 33

Sounds like all good advice above....until I saw the pic of the rig I was thinking 'oh, no'. With only 4 vendors and that many people I think you might be mobbed from early on. The PP sounds like a good one, easy to slap together and wrap. Turkey legs sound like a lot of time in the fryer or smoker. FF's are easy and cheap. Chicken tenders can be purchased pre-cooked---drop in the fryer for a few minutes and you're good to go plus the Health Dept likes the fact they be cooked. With all you have planned sounds like you will need a lot of cooler space. My 2 cents...focus on one thing you wanna push, like your PP sammies, and have smoke wafting through the festival to tantalize. Some fries, cole slaw and a chicken tender for the kids if needed...lot less stress for your first time. Best of luck....

post #31 of 33

glad to hear you are all ok sounds like a cancelled festival is the least of your worrys stay safe brother

post #32 of 33

glad to hear from ya and that yer o.k.................

post #33 of 33
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glad to hear from ya and that yer o.k.................



No doubt!

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