Pricing 2 dogs, chips and a soda

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2005/11/10 10:58:25 (permalink)

Pricing 2 dogs, chips and a soda

I was curious and went to BJ wholesale Club in MA. Similar to Costo's or Sam's in other parts orf the county to price what I would believe my cost would be for this special. I would be curious what others charge, pay for and what dog you sell. Pricing does not take into account location if you pay and paying off your cart.
Kayem 8 to 1 all beef N/C 2 dogs = .50. A 5 lb box sells for $9.99
Hot dog rolls at their bakery depends on what quality you want. I went with the NE style roll 16 buns at $1.99 = .125 ea or .25 for 2.
A case of soda is $5.99 plus return charge of $1.20 is $7.20 or .30 a can. Chips one oz bags were .25. Condiments yellow mustard, chopped raw onion, relish and God forbid ketchup I just took a stab at .15 to dress 2 dogs and on paper goods napkins, straw, waxpaper again took a stab at .15 per special. My total is $1.60 and if you want to make a 200% profit times that by 3 and you get $4.80 or $4.75 or round up to $5.00. After working the numbers I see no reason for me to settle for a 10 to 1 dog that is not all beef and pay $5.00. Diden't price a 10 to 1 pork/ beef style dog but I would imagine his profit % would be close to 300%. Comments
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    RE: Pricing 2 dogs, chips and a soda 2005/11/10 11:29:24 (permalink)
    There are 2 Restaurant Depots in MA. You might want to check their prices. Without naming brands, here's an example of RD's prices in the midwest: 10/1 or 8/1 all beef hot dogs 10 pound box@$26.06,1 dz plain hot dog buns@$1.17, 44-1oz bags of potato chips@$6.97, and 5lb diced onions@$5.96. They also carry pickles, relish, and sport peppers, which I purchase directly from(Chipico)Vienna Beef. I buy Heinz ketchup & mustard from Walmart in the #10 pour/pump jug: Ketchup@$3.49 & mustard@$2.58. I buy Coke products when they're on sale at local chain food stores for $2.00-$2.25-2.49/12 pack of cans and half liter bottles of Ice Mountain water from Sam's Club (32 bottles/$4.88). At these prices, I can sell an 8/1 for $2.00, a can of soda or bottle of water for $1.00 and a bag of chips for fifty cents. My combo meal of all three goes for $3.00. I also sell a 5/1 Polish for $3.00 and Polish combo for $4.00. I've never had a complaint about my pricing, especially since I'm selling Vienna Beef products.

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    RE: Pricing 2 dogs, chips and a soda 2005/11/10 11:44:01 (permalink)
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    There are 2 Restaurant Depots in MA. You might want to check their prices. Without naming brands, here's an example of RD's prices in the midwest: 10/1 or 8/1 all beef hot dogs 10 pound box@$26.06,1 dz plain hot dog buns@$1.17, 44-1oz bags of potato chips@$6.97, and 5lb diced onions@$5.96. They also carry pickles, relish, and sport peppers, which I purchase directly from(Chipico)Vienna Beef. I buy Heinz ketchup & mustard from Walmart in the #10 pour/pump jug: Ketchup@$3.49 & mustard@$2.58. I buy Coke products when they're on sale at local chain food stores for $2.00-$2.25-2.49/12 pack of cans and half liter bottles of Ice Mountain water from Sam's Club (32 bottles/$4.88). At these prices, I can sell an 8/1 for $2.00, a can of soda or bottle of water for $1.00 and a bag of chips for fifty cents. My combo meal of all three goes for $3.00. I also sell a 5/1 Polish for $3.00 and Polish combo for $4.00. I've never had a complaint about my pricing, especially since I'm selling Vienna Beef products.

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    Wow that is why I love this forum. We have a RD near Newton, MA but I never thought of Walmart for the ketchup/mustard. Your right about the soda just watch the sales and don't be adverse to the 12 paks at gas stations. At those prices buying at BJ'S is just plain crazy.
    CSD do you sell a 2 dog special or just the one dog at $3.00
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    RE: Pricing 2 dogs, chips and a soda 2005/11/10 11:54:26 (permalink)
    I have no 2 dog specials. My 8/1 is $2.00 & 5/1 Polish is $3.00. Here's a suggestion: why not sell a double dog(two 10/1's in one bun-very popular in Chicago) for $3.00 or sell 2-10/1's for $3.00? You'll still make good profit on both.

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    RE: Pricing 2 dogs, chips and a soda 2005/11/10 12:06:56 (permalink)
    A BIG part of pricing in DC is where the cart is located.

    On or near the National Mall they rarely sell combo meals, so tourists pay ~$2 per hot dog (with the option of mustard, ketchup, cooked onions, chili, cheese, relish, raw onions), a can of soda for 1.00-2.00 and chips for .50-.75. Which adds up to 5.50-6.75 for two dogs, bag of chips (1.5oz Utz or 1oz lays type) and a 12oz soda.

    On the regular streets, where area workers buy from the cart, the same meal is $3.25-$4.00.

    These are not fantastic dogs. The Nathan's Hebrew National cart is $4 - 4.50. Unless it's in touristy area, then it can be $2.50 for the Nathan's hot dog. I'm going to take a guess that all these dogs are 8/1.


    Not sure how that translates in Boston.
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    RE: Pricing 2 dogs, chips and a soda 2005/11/10 12:06:59 (permalink)
    2 dressed dogs, chips and a drink for a fiver... as long as the dogs aren't skinny lil things this works for me.
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    RE: Pricing 2 dogs, chips and a soda 2005/11/10 12:47:47 (permalink)
    OK. I just went to the local stand for lunch. (I'm eating as I type)

    2 dogs with chili and cheese. These were sabrettes 8/1 (I asked). 1 1oz bag of UTZ (sour cream and onion) and 1 12oz can of diet coke. total= $3.75. On the corner of Independence Ave and 2nd Street SE (Cap Hill)

    You're in Boston, taxes are brutal in MA, I'm gonna go with dreamzpainter that a fiver would work.

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    RE: Pricing 2 dogs, chips and a soda 2005/11/10 12:55:36 (permalink)
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    OK. I just went to the local stand for lunch. (I'm eating as I type)

    2 dogs with chili and cheese. These were sabrettes 8/1 (I asked). 1 1oz bag of UTZ (sour cream and onion) and 1 12oz can of diet coke. total= $3.75. On the corner of Independence Ave and 2nd Street SE (Cap Hill)

    You're in Boston, taxes are brutal in MA, I'm gonna go with dreamzpainter that a fiver would work.

    That's why its called Taxachoosetts the liberal state.


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